Counting screws instead of sheep
The V8 Hotel in Cologne
Sending petrol heads spinning: the newly opened V8 Hotel in the Ossendorf district of Cologne is centred around mobility. From the car suites to the sound of the lift, the theme has been incorporated into every corner of this hotel. And yet, the target market extends far beyond fans of sports cars.
The hotel's fundamental design subtly combines elegant furnishings and decor with an automotive theme, without appearing overly eccentric. Even so, there are still a number of unique highlights for car fans – such as the five car suites at the V8. In these suites, the hotel rooms have been combined with glasswalled garages. If you book one of these rooms, you can park your sports car right on the other side of the glass and can spend the entire night looking at your treasured vehicle from bed. The car suites each have their own special theme – for example, the Lamborghini or Bentley suite – and needless to say they come with matching accessories.
The hotel's specialisation in sports cars, road cruisers and the like is firmly underpinned by its close connection to Motorworld, which is located right next door. But despite this proximity, the hotel is casting its net much wider when it comes to its target market. Hotel Director Sascha Brezovac explains: “You don't have to be a car fanatic to stay here. We are also in an excellent location for exploring Cologne or for hosting special celebrations or conferences.”