18Arts Hotel – living in a gallery
Located in the “heart of Cologne” we successfully created an art hotel that is being one-of-a-kind after reconstructing the former “Hotel Mira” for several years.
Unlike other art hotels, which just try to satisfy with design furniture and some bought artworks, we came up with the idea to create an integrative artwork to live in.
In collaboration with hotel-architects, 18 different artists from diverse fields of art have created 18 unique rooms. Thus, attention was paid equally to individuality, diversity and high quality. In addition to the individual design, every room also has free Wi-Fi, flat screens and computer tablets, modern glass bathrooms with rain shower, organic breakfast and other amenities. The restaurant "Echtzeit - Grill & Thrill" with its premium smoking specialties round off the in-house offer.
With the 18arts hotel we succeeded a unique artist symbiosis - partly from already known and successful artists like the Cologne “banana tagger” Thomas Baumgärtel, the former student of Gerhard Richters, Renate Müller-Drehsen or Bettina Gruber who is represented in the Cologne museum Ludwig. Also part of the 18arts hotel are some emerging young savages like the Cologne graffiti artist and illustrator David Lüpschen or Andreas Ganther.
Beyond that the room called “Promizimmer” was composed with furniture that were donated by different celebrities. 10% of the turnover will be donated to a carefully selected children’s charity organization.