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  • The 25hours Hotel The Circle revitalizes the spacious lobby where people insured by the Gerling Group once paid their premiums. © Steve Herud


    Robot “Robi” guides visitors through the 25hours Hotel The Circle

    The design hotel supports the company Moji in in testing robotic technologies in everyday situations to improve and develop them. The artificially intelligent machine is going to advance its service qualities during the next three years in the hotel. Find the video here. more...
  • Rendering Halle 1plus Koelnmesse © Koelnmesse/JSWD Architekten


    Koelnmesse 3.0: The foundation stone has been laid for Hall 1plus

    Plans call for the multipurpose hall, which will have 10,000 m² of floor space, to be commissioned in 2021. The beginning of the Hall 1plus construction operations also marks the start of the construction phase of the Koelnmesse 3.0 investment project, which will cost €700 million and last until 2030. The aim of the project is to ... more...
  • Logo 100 Jahre neue Universität zu Köln © Universität zu Köln


    Celebrating 100 years new University of Cologne

    After Napoleon closed the university in the 18th century, it took until 1919 . This year, the new university turns 100 years. The alma mater celebrates the anniversary with an extensive program that we have a look at here. more...
  • The biggest investment program in Koelnmesse’s history will include the construction of Hall 1plus and the Confex®. © Koelnmesse/JSWD Architekten


    Growth targets surpassed: Koelnmesse was a powerhouse in 2018

    Higher trade fair turnover, 28 trade fairs held abroad and important investments — Koelnmesse posted turnover of €330 million in 2018. The company expects to set a new record in 2019. more...
  • Jacques Offenbach-Jahr 2019 © Formdusche


    Cologne celebrates 200 years of Jacques Offenbach

    If there is a city with which Jacques Offenbach is connected, it is Paris. But the artist is actually from Cologne and his name was Jakob. He was born as the son of Jewish parents on 20 June 1819 in the cathedral city. It soon turned out that he was an outstanding cellist. But it was only in his adopted home of Paris, where he died in ... more...
  • Tanzbrunnen © KölnKongress GmbH


    Tanzbrunnen: KölnKongress takes over catering services

    A location and catering from a single source — in future, KölnKongress will be responsible for the catering at its congress venue in addition to Cologne’s traditional banqueting hall, the Gürzenich. After the expiry of the lease contract for catering at the Tanzbrunnen and the Rheinterrassen, KölnKongress will take over this function ... more...
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    Phantasialand builds new Hotel Charles Lindbergh

    Matching the slogan „Sleep like an Aeronaut“, guests have the opportunity to sleep in tube-rooms. Designed in Steam Punk Flair, the rooms are going to be fully Integrated into the new theme world Rookburgh that is currently under construction. more...
  • 02.01.2019

    Service providers from Cologne perform well: BlachReport Eventcatering-Rankings 2019

    Culinary Cologne – the gastronomic diversity and quality of the city's culinary landscape proofs itself in the catering sector as well. In a Germany-wide ranking, lemonpie is leading the top 20 of event caterers for the second consecutive time. Four further partners of the CCB have made it to the top ten. more...
  • KölnKongress Logo 25 Jahre © KölnKongress GmbH


    KölnKongress celebrates a special anniversary in 2019

    Next year Cologne’s event services provider KölnKongress will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. There won’t be a gala celebration, but the company’s figures speak for themselves. Since 1994, 21 million guests have attended 64,000 events in KölnKongress locations, which are now eight in total. The CCB extends its sincere ... more...
  • A welcome back at the Cologne Bonn Airport: travellers can connect to London Gatwick again. © Köln Bonn Airport


    British Airways is back at Cologne Bonn Airport: Event planners discover the destination Cologne

    A group of British event planners landed at Cologne Bonn Airport with the inaugural flight of British Airways from London Gatwick. On invitation of the airline and Excelsior Hotel Ernst, the hosted buyers discovered the city with support of the CCB. The new connection improves the location and accessibility of Cologne and makes it ... more...