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Holzmarkt 4
Cologne  50676

telephone: +49 (0) 221 80 103 0
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LAT: 50.931198 LONG: 6.962886
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Book art'otel cologne accommodation to enjoy original artwork

Nestled in the recently constructed Rheinauhafen Port of Cologne on the Rhine River’s embankment, the chic art’otel cologne offers relaxing accommodation in a vibrant art setting. Hotel amenities include on-site dining, business services, free Wi-Fi and meeting facilities all enhanced with a permanent collection of works by Korean-born artist SEO.

Within walking distance of the city’s primary train station, art’otel cologne puts guests an easy reach from local attractions such as the Cologne Cathedral, a World Heritage site. Setting new trends in fashionable stays, art’otel also offers selective packages for business and leisure guests in Cologne.

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art'otel cologne, by park plaza
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Sun 21 Jan 2018 to Mon 22 Jan 2018
From USD $122 per night
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Hotel art tour

Experience SEO art in this gallery-like 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 adjacent bar and to the left, SEO's theme of water is continued by children playing on their cloud swing and a mysterious doorway arch, featuring a linking element of Korean verses in crystals that softly cover the earth. 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, guests discover two additional pictures of ravines. These paintings continue the theme of fissured rock formations begun by the works in the foyer. On the way to the rooms in the corridor, guests 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 five floors of hotel corridors into an amazing gallery of art.

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, 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. After leaving this unique art spa refreshed, guests can proudly discover SEO's world of images in the best-known museums and collections the world over.