"Someone entering a hotel doesn't know who they will be once they leave it again," is what Vicki Baum wrote, who worked as a chambermaid in the luxurious hotels of Berlin in the 1920s while researching for her novel Grand Hotel which has been filmed multiple times. Today, hotels still provide an exciting setting for a variety of encounters. And we too had our share of great encounters at our MAISON MARSIL. Some have left engaged to marry, others found a new home with us, and a few even found their way to us from Iceland. And many of our guests have become friends... which is why we decided to present our little boutique hotel as the southernmost hotel in Iceland paired with the perfect storytelling during a MEET COLOGNE Tour on 7 June. A group of international event planners will take part in the somewhat unusual tour of the hotel...
A former broker started out his career as an investment banker in Reykjavik. But after the stock market crash, he was forced to pursue plan B. So, he decided to deliver fresh fish from Iceland to Cologne. Today, his successful company ATLANTIC FISHPARTNERS delivers halibut, monkfish, cod, wolf fish, redfish... just to name a few... caught the same day throughout Germany from its base in Cologne.
Ása Ástardóttir is also part of MAISON MARSIL's history. She filmed the video for her catchy hit 'Big kisses from Iceland' with which she tried to score for Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest and became the scandalous topic all over the island. Not lastly because of her appearance on Big Brother, she is a celebrated comedy icon and speaks as an XXL elf in her program (from 9 – 12 July at Cologne's Ateliertheater) about the unforgettable Icelandic language, bizarre culture as well as her sweet, cotton-candy life far from all age and beauty ideals.
Stand-up meets self-reflective island humor! Hú! Ása puts a magnifying glass to the most bizarre peculiarties of her little country, but doesn't spare the remarks about continental curiosities and her romance with life. Linguistic eloquence bubbling over with passion for everyone who likes a little entertainment with their drink.
Want to know more? You're invited to MAISON MARSIL on Thursday 7 June from 4 – 6pm. While enjoying a Blue Lagoon on the rocks, you can have a look around our bar, the lobby, the open kitchen with a winter garden or just let Asa whisk you away to the kingdom of elves...
Here is the complete program for the MEET COLOGNE TOUR :
8:00am : Hyatt Regency Cologne – Anniversary Breakfast
10:30am : RheinEnergieSTADION
11:35am : BALLONI Halls
12:40pm : Flora Cologne with a luxurious banquet hall in the botanical garden.
3:30pm : Design Offices Cologne Dominium / 9 floors with more than 9000 m²!
3:15pm : LAB12 @ Pullman Cologne with a panorama view
4:10pm : Knowledge Center with 11 conference rooms
5pm : maison marsil // Boutique Hotel & Event Location
Everyone who loves photography & art as well as friends of an alternative lifestyle will feel right at home here. Immerse yourself in a world of unusual ambiance paired with individual and original furnishings.
MAISON MARSIL, Marsilstein 25-27, 50676 Cologne