The very edgy chain of 25hours hotels has finally opened a property in Düsseldorf. Flashy as usual and with probably the best view you can get of Düsseldorf – from the bar and restaurant on floors 16 and 17. And on top, you get a taste of France. „Tour" means „tower – and that`s what this hotel is with its 18 floors.
Photo: Quite an impressive building!
The „tower" opened its doors end of May 2018, right in a brand new neighborhood of Düsseldorf, le Quartier Central (vive la France ... here we go again). And the name 25hours Hotel Das Tour is a funny mix of French, English, and German.
The ambiance in the lobby is very casual – a small coffee-shop, lots of colorful flowers and a bike on the wall (no kidding). Mostly young people are lounging on the comfy sofas, working on their laptops or smartphones. Antoine, a very smart Frenchman in a cool suite, white shirt with a bow tie and head of the restaurant, takes us to the bar on the 17th floor. „ I am part of the brand", says the charming Monsieur with a big smile on his face. Oui, monsieur!
Photo: A votre santé! - With Antoine, the chef of the Paris Club - KHL
The bar is pretty full of people on this wonderful Thursday evening in early October – no wonder considering the stunning view over Düsseldorf. No doubt that you will find all the beautiful people of my city right here. And the view is priceless! I have never seen Düsseldorf from such a great perspective. Although the city does not have too many skyscrapers, it looks very cosmopolitan from the deck. And the „Rheinturm" with its 240 m overlooks everything. You can view as far as to the airport and watch an awesome sunset – just WOW! No better way to celebrate this wonderful day and France with a glass of champagne, what a great start of the evening. „À votre santé" – doesn`t this sound much more charming than simply „cheers" or „Prost"? Mais oui!
Photo: Let`s do it the French way - with a glass of champagne!
Photo: Can`t get enough of the view from the bar at the 25hours Hotel Das Tour
The restaurant Paris Club is located on the 16th floor. Book a table just next to the tall windows to enjoy again that breathtaking view over the city. Love it! The menu is „très français", very French. Starters are served on cute tiered plate stands.
For the main course, I order a vegetarian tajine which tastes fantastic, along with a glass of Shiraz red wine and a lovely smile from Mary. Her original name is Maryam and she was born in Afghanistan. The service is fantastic – good looking guys and gals in French casual chic and French electronic pop music on top. „Living like God in France" – oh yes, you can enjoy this in Düsseldorf as well! I will come back here for breakfast, probably with friends from abroad who love Düsseldorf. Once they have seen the 25hours Hotel Das Tour, they will love my city, even more, I am pretty sure about this.
Photo: What a nice way to serve starters...
Photo: Still enjoying the view, this time from the Paris Club
Photo: I could not resist...
On my way to the washroom, I discover rather cheeky slogans on the wall. Oh la la, they will probably make non-French guests blush. Sample: „Soumissions perverses". No, I won`t translate this but maybe it`s not necessary at all. Pretty cool, these French people.
Photo: Oh la la ...
Let`s have a quick look into a room and a suite (overall 198 units). „There are German and French rooms," says Antoine impishly. I can only guess – pretty boring the German ones and charming the French ones. Well, not totally. The French rooms have terra-cotta tiles and warm wooden colors, whereas the German ones have clear colors and a very straight-lined design. Fans of the 25hours hotels will not be disappointed – there is lots of frisky junk and ... hard to believe ... a bathtub on the balcony in some rooms! Mon dieu. Here you can clean your body above Düsseldorf under the stars, maybe a bit cold in winter. However, there is hot water. And beware of stalkers who may watch you from the street. Make sure you have towels and a bathrobe within reach at all times.
Photo: Sweet dreams guaranteed in the suite of the 25hours Hotel Das Tour
Photo: Bathtub "al fresco"
If you like that idea, make sure to book a „sky medium room" on floor 9 and higher. You will enjoy a fantastic view and you can rent the cool bikes at no charge. By the way, the famous Rhine River is not that far away.
The meeting rooms at the 25hours Hotel Das Tour are likewise pretty fancy. If you don`t get creative here, something is wrong. You can even cook your own food here (with some help from the chef) if you want. Boring meeting rooms and boring food? Not in a 25hours hotel. And cool slogans on top: „If you shut up, the meeting will end much faster." Oh yes. How often have I thought this during boring and endless meetings? I just kept my mouth shut.
Photo: Creativity at its best - meeting room at the 25hours hotel Das Tour
Photo: I could not agree more!
Into some exercise? There is, apart from the bikes, a small gym with cool weights, a sauna, and a terrace. No worries, you can stay in shape here.
Photo: Even the gyms are different in the 25hours hotels
My summary: another real blockbuster created by 25hours. Refreshingly different and comfortable at the same time. No stiff ambiance like in many other hotels where employees often look like flight attendants (hello, Intercontinental ;-)).
So, what are you waiting for? Discover beautiful Düsseldorf and stay at the 25hours Hotel Das Tour.
You will find my personal tips for Düsseldorf here.
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