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Holzmarkt 4
Cologne  50676

telephone: +49 (0) 221 80 103 0
fax: +49 (0) 221 80 103 666
LAT: 50.931198 LONG: 6.962886
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00 800 814 70000 (Europe toll free)
+1 (800) 814-7000 (US toll free)
+49 (0) 30 400 557 700 (Individual reservation)
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Surround yourself with original art at art'otel cologne

The stunning art'otel cologne is situated on the embankment of the Rhine River in the newly developed Rheinauhafen Port of Cologne. This Cologne hotel’s amenities include free Wi-Fi, business services, on-site dining and meeting facilities, as well as a permanent collection of artwork by Korean-born artist SEO. The art'otel cologne is ideally located near the city's main train station and local attractions, including the World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral. Book your stay online today to experience what sets the trendsetting art'otel apart from other hotels in Cologne.

art'otel cologne, by park plaza
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Sun 26 Feb 2017 to Mon 27 Feb 2017
From USD $127 per night
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Hotel art tour

Tour stunning SEO art throughout the hotel
On entering the hall, guests see the spectacular SEO art that defines the hotel—Waterfall. Immediately afterward, there are two more pictures: Infinite Chasm and Vertical Field, in which a river makes its way through a deep ravine. In the bar adjacent and to the left, SEO's theme of water is continued by children playing on their cloud swing and a mysterious doorway arch featuring Korean verses in crystals that softly cover the earth as the linking element. In the restaurant, the four-part, panorama-like work Global Roses is a reference to Claude Monet's famous Sea Roses. Here, the water sprite is dreaming of colourful fish frolicking in tropical waters.

Outside the conference rooms, you will find two additional pictures of ravines. These paintings continue with the theme of fissured rock formations begun by the works in the foyer. On the way to the rooms in the corridor, guests will pass numerous prints showing works from some of SEO's early series, the originals of which can now be found in some of the world's best-known collections. A total of 20 cheerful motifs turn the corridors of five floors into a gallery. Each of these series is complemented by an original work: on the first floor, the river Indians are travelling across a lake in their boat; on the second floor, visitors will find Illusion; on the third floor The Little Monk, who is deep in contemplation with nature and with himself, kneels by a stream.

On the fourth floor, a mighty hilltop and infinite sky are reflected in the water in a horizontal field, conjuring fine-weather clouds onto the entire surface of the picture. In The Fifth Season on the fifth floor, SEO expands the four seasons to include a fifth, which is devoted entirely to rest. When guests reach their room, after the world tour on which SEO has taken them, they arrive at self-communion and inner contemplation. Further prints await them there: a golden rice field, a scene at dusk that conveys a world of longing, and a peaceful river landscape. Later, guests will be able to leave this unique art spa refreshed and will find SEO's world of images throughout the best-known museums and collections the world over.