Seo Soo Kyoung was born in 1977 in Gwangju, Korea. She is known by the artist name SEO, which comes from her family name. She lives in Berlin since 2001 and she is one of the most important artists of the world.
SEO attended Gwangju Art high School in Korea. After graduation, she studied at Chosun University in Gwangju, where she received the award for the best student of the year. After graduation in 2001, SEO moved to Berlin to take up her studies at the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts), as a member of the class of one of the most significant contemporary artists of Germany, George Baselitz, to whom our art’otel berlin mitte is dedicated.
Since 2003, SEO has been working with hand-made Korean hanji rice paper, a material associated with everyday life in Korea. SEO tears the paper into strips and fixes it into canvases. She then applies acrylic paint on the paper stripes. Every picture contains at least 10 000 stripes of paper and over 791 colours.
art’otel cologne showcases over 300 original art works of this famous artist all over the hotel. If you would like to learn more about SEO and her art, you are welcome to take a guided art tour offered in art’otel cologne.
Restaurant & Bar
The art’eat menu offers delicious food, including salads, burgers, sandwiches, fish and meat. All dishes are freshly prepared using only local products. And of couse vegetarians and vegans will find delicious dishes,too. Our service team will be delighted to explain the food and assist you in your choice.
The restaurant and bar can seat up to 96 people in its contemporary, lounge-like setting enhanced with natural lighting. When the weather is nice, enjoy meals on the patio, where you can watch the boats sail on the Rhine River. Bringing small children? High chairs are available upon request.
Breakfast at art’otel cologne is an ideal way to prepare yourself for a day of sightseeing or business. For adults, the fee is €13,90 a day. Children under the age of eight enjoy a complimentary breakfast with their parents, while children between the ages of eight and 12 pay half price.
Spa & Gym
After a long day in the metropolis of Cologne, you are more than welcome to work out in our new fitness center & sauna, enjoy our shower facilities on site. From there you have direct access to our roof top terrace with a stunning view onto Cologne and Cologne Cathedral, the perfect place during summer.
Fitness area in art’otel cologne is open from 7am to 11pm and free of charge for our hotel guests.
Daily: 5–11 pm and additionally by request