Hilton Cologne, Germany

Hotels / Restaurants & Bars

The Hilton Hotel in the heart of Cologne City has undergone a dramatic and creative renovation to its reception lobby and ground floor areas with the addition of the Pigeon Post Bar & Eatery. General Manager, Martin Soerensen played a significant role in driving the project from site during the recent difficult times along with Project Managers Chandler KBS and Hilton Interior Design team.
The new spaces are connected as a culinary social hub as open and semi-open spaces visually connecting with each other.
The interiors of the restored heritage building have been designed by the creative London based Interior designers THDP. The site was once home to Cologne’s postal savings bank, so a sophisticated and slick vintage design ethos was created by THDP, with a contemporary interior featuring interesting and quirky design elements moulded into the fabric of the spaces.

The reception and feature bar are at the heart of each space and provided excellent opportunity for interesting lighting integrated to enhance the interior elements and surrounding space. Decorative lighting elements help further to provide accent and interest throughout.

Finally, and importantly, an architectural lighting control system was used to provide the various important transitions to the mood and ambience of the spaces creating bright and inviting spaces during the day and moody, cosy spaces at night.

Client/Operator: Hilton International
Interior Designer: THDP
Project Manager: Chandler KBS
Photographer: Stefan Bunkofer