The Qvest

Rooms 34   Interior Design Michael Kaune
The Original Michael Kaune

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The Original Michael Kaune
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Qvest S 01 R
Qvest S 02 R
Qvest Architecture Building By Night M 01 R
Qvest Bedroom Interior Design Huge Windows M 02 R
Qvest Bedroom Historical Ceiling Desk Art Detail Interior Design M 03 R
Qvest Bedroom Garden View M 04 R
Qvest Bedroom Desk Door Bedroom View Interior Design M 05 R
Qvest One Bed Bedroom Interior Shower View M 06 R
Qvest Bedroom Interior Design Bath Corner View M 07 R
Qvest Bathroom Interior Design Bathtub View M 08 R
Qvest Bedroom Interior Design M 09 R
Qvest Lobby Gallery View Architecture Inside M 10 R
Qvest Entrance Door Facade Meeting Room M 11 R
Qvest Library Sofas Staircase View M 12 R
Qvest Architecture Inside Corridor Staircase Bar Rossi View M 13 R
—A hidden gem in the center of Cologne’s old town, The Qvest marries neo-Gothic architecture with a museum-worthy collection of modern design, art, and photography.

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    Rooms 34 /Interior Design Michael Kaune /The Original Michael Kaune

    A former historic city archive located on a quiet square in the shadow of the Basilica of St. Gereon, The Qvest in Cologne continues to be an important chronicle, albeit of a modern nature this time. The hotel links history and modernity by combining neo-Gothic architecture with a curated collection of furniture, contemporary art, and photography. Thanks to the owner of Qvest magazine, Michael Kaune, whose love of modern design manifests itself not just in the pages of this niche art, design, and culture publication but also in his contemporary photography gallery, the hotel is a mid-century and Bauhaus lover’s dream. With a large part of the hotel furnished with Kaune’s personal collection of furniture and photographs, the spaces form a veritable design museum. Savvy guests can even take home a “souvenir” from an exclusive shop selling the hotel’s carefully curated furniture and design objects. Qvest even offers a small library of art, design, and fashion literature in every room, in lieu of television sets.

    Nearest Airport
    CGN - Cologne Bonn Airport
    Food & Drink
    Breakfast, Bar
    Event Space
    2 Meetings Rooms
    Need to know
    Heritage-listed Building from 1897
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Library, In-room Breakfast

    Rooms & Suites

    Thanks to Kaune’s zeal for modern art and design, all 34 rooms and suites at The Qvest are furnished with high-end vintage and original mid-century design pieces. Starting at 12 square meters, each guestroom is cut differently and furnished individually. The Historic Suite boasts an impressive five-meter-high ceiling and dark-oiled oak-wood parquet floors, while the 120-square-meter Salon Suite features Gothic windows in the living room, original stuccoes, and plays host to a grand piano and a handsome bar. The rooms showcase original photographs by Roxanne Lowit, Marina Gadonneix, George Holz, and many others—a true reflection of Kaune’s passion for contemporary art.

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    Interior Design

    The hotel’s interiors are filled with design classics by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe.

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    Architecture

    The hotel’s heritage-listed building was the former historic archive of Cologne, created after a design by Friedrich Carl Heimann.

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    Architecture

    The hotel’s heritage-listed building was the former historic archive of Cologne, created after a design by Friedrich Carl Heimann.

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    Interior Design

    The hotel’s interiors are filled with design classics by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe.

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    Michael Kaune

    A self-professed lover and collector of design classics, Michael Kaune says his tryst with design-driven hotels began with the Paramount in New York and “over time, in my roles as creative director for corporate design and advertising, gallery owner [contemporary photography], and Editor-in-Chief of Qvest magazine, I’ve certainly visited more than 600 hotels,” he adds. It’s not surprising then that Kaune wanted to pour his passion and expertise into his very own boutique hotel in Cologne, his hometown. The opportunity presented itself three years ago: “I got offered this great building in the neighborhood where I grew up.” The result is a property that is right at home as the city’s new modern showroom, while simultaneously shaking up the scene of boutique hotels in Cologne. 

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