Luxurious converted watertower
As Cologne grew into the industrial powerhouse that it is today, the requirement for an underground water main to feed the growing city’s needs meant that this 35m high, 19th Century watertower, was no longer required.
Standing derelict for many years, it took the genius of French interior designer Andrée Putman and the courage of a team of investors to turn what used to be Europe`s largest water tower, into the amazing 5 star hotel that we enjoy today.
This one-of-a-kind experience remains one of the most architecturally stunning hotels in Germany. Classified as a heritage site, you will find an extraordinary interior design of timeless modernity behind its 140 year-old walls. The imposing 11m high entrance hall with its catwalks, mezzanine Presidential suite, grand conference facilities - all share the status that this massive building imposes.
Luxurious Landmark building
Ranked amongst the best designer-hotels in the world, Hotel im Wasserturm combines luxurious facilities with the history of a 140-year old building, now classified as a historical monument. The hotel offers 88 guest rooms and suites as well as the lobby bar “Harry’s Lounge”.
The interior was designed by the French interior designer Andrée Putman.
There are 10 single rooms, 44 double rooms, 22 junior-and maisonette suites and 4 deluxe suites.
Radio and cable-TV with CNN, telephone with two ISDN lines and parallel telefax and PC connections, wireless LAN, mini-bar, room safe, underfloor heating, heated towel-rails in all the bathrooms and video-monitoring outside the suites.
Other standard services for guests include: 24-hour room service, morning papers in the guest’s native language, shoe-cleaning service, the hotel’s own underground car park, limousine service with chauffeur, sauna, solarium, massage and many other facilities.
With a city-centre location, Hotel im Wasserturm is near all the main sights, either on foot, by public transport or taxi. Cologne Cathedral is the most visited attraction and well-known heritage building in Germany. With its two 157 m spires it has been the city’s landmark for hundreds of years.
The Schokoladenmuseum (Chocolate Museum), shows the 3000 year-old history of chocolate and its production. Equally perhaps, you might like to experience a panoramic view of the historic city centre around the cathedral on board a comfortable tourist boat.