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Luxury and class enjoyed since 1863 A stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne always means that, upon waking up, one of the first things that can be seen is the view of the Cologne Cathedral. Since 1863, the family-run hotel has welcomed guests right into the heart of the city to enjoy sights like these. TEXT: INA FRANK I PHOTOS: EXCELSIOR HOTEL ERNST
137 rooms and suites in different categories combine the tradition of a grand hotel with contemporary interior design. The bathrooms are made of marble or natural stone, guests can choose from many different kinds of pillows, and there are numerous sitting and living areas around the hotel inviting you to relax. And if you prefer an alternative method of relaxation, the fitness and sauna area within the hotel invites guests to work out and regenerate. In the suites, luxury always comes first: separate bedrooms and living rooms, 100 | Issue 74 | May 2019
walk-in wardrobes, and bathrooms with Jacuzzis are just a few components that make guests feel like they are experiencing the best of the best. The Suite Experiences include even more special elements on offer: guests are picked up at the airport of Cologne or Dusseldorf; they can check-in directly at the suite; and if they would like to go shopping at Cologne’s exclusive boutiques, the hotel will collect their purchases and bring them back to the suite, to name just a few of the many amenities and services that can be taken advantage of.
Culinary delights are offered up in the Hanse Stube, the piano bar and at the restaurant ‘taku’, where guests can enjoy East-Asian cuisine. The ‘taku’ has repeatedly been distinguished with a star in the Michelin Guide. And if one would like to learn more about what happens behind the scenes of a restaurant kitchen, it is possible to visit the exclusive kitchen parties at the ‘taku’ or the Hanse Stube, which are regularly arranged. There are many more culinary highlights to come throughout spring and summer, too. Well-known personalities like Andy Warhol, Karl May and Sir Winston Churchill are just some of the names who have already enjoyed a stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Perhaps you’d like to be next! www.excelsiorhotelernst.com
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