Producer
Director
Julia Melchior
Editor
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 52'
Format
16:9 HD
Year
2015
Cologne's Grand Hotel
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst

At the foot of Cologne Cathedral, Cologne's Grand Hotel has stood proudly for more than one hundred and fifty years. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst. A fortress of tradition and good taste. It is one of the last family-run luxury hotels in the world. Artists, kings, business bosses and politicians have been coming and going here for decades. German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Empress Soraya, Karl May, the Kennedys and many other notable personalities have written hotel history here.

The film explores the eventful history of the Grand Hotel and its owner family in the mirror of the history of the cathedral city. The documentary takes the viewer behind the scenes of the hotel business and observes the colourful goings-on in the house. Family, staff and renowned guests look back on special events, fateful encounters and amusing memories. Historical film footage brings the hotel's history to life and shows how inseparable it is from Cologne's cityscape.

Cologne's Grand Hotel - The Excelsior Hotel Ernst

At the foot of Cologne Cathedral, Cologne's Grand Hotel has stood proudly for more than one hundred and fifty years. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst. A fortress of tradition and good taste. It is one of the last family-run luxury hotels in the world. Artists, kings, business bosses and politicians have been coming and going here for decades. German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Empress Soraya, Karl May, the Kennedys and many other notable personalities have written hotel history here.

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