"For us, the Steigenberger Parkhotel in Düsseldorf is a showpiece, which combines both, the classic elegance of a Grand Hotel with a rich tradition and the luxury of a modern Five Star Hotel" says Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of the Steigenberger Hotels AG. "Its prime location on Düsseldorf's glamorous grand boulevard, the ‘Königsallee‘, directly opposite to the so-called „Kö-Bogen" underlines the individuality and exclusiveness of the object, and we are very proud that it shines in new splendour now", Chhatwal adds.
That is the reason, why the „Grand Opening" became such a shining, varied and exclusive event. According to the motto „Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf in its new look" guests from economy, politics, the show-biz and the entertainment industry ambled through the new premises. During individual tours, the invited guests could get a personal impression of the newly designed rooms and suites.
An event for all senses - The outdoor multimedia show arranged by Frank Alexander (Paranoid-Art) with lasers, beamers and flame throwers, projected on water surfaces, and the illumination of the outer facade of the Parkhotel provided a spectacular performance and left a lasting impression on the guests and hundreds of spectators.
The chef de cuisine of the Steigenberger Parkhotel in Düsseldorf, Michael Görres, his colleague and starred-chef, Patrick Bittner, from the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof and the starred-chefs Yoshizumi Nagaya and Jean Claude Borgueil („Im Schiffchen", Kaiserwerth) were responsible for the culinary delights. Show-chef René Kalobius impressed with his molecular kitchen.
Music and dance - The singer Ron Williams, the band "Foss Doll", Beate von Baal and Joanna Sucho forming the duo "Infinity", the pianists Cécile Tallec and the pianist and opera singer Lech Kucharski provided for the background music and party mood in the various rooms until the early morning hours.
Fashion trends – The designer Ibrahim-Alexander Yüksel presented his label nunu-comp., the internationally known designer Ruth Heinen (Rita Lagune) presented evening gowns out of her current collection.
Art and charity - In the Salon Louise Dumont, especially converted into an art studio for that evening, the guests could watch the famous painter and sculptor Markus Tollmann at work. On-site, he signed the painting „The hotelier is pretty OK", which he donated as first prize for the tombola. Further attractive tombola prices were a 14-day cruise on the MS Europa 2 and a Lufthansa flight to Vienna as well as a four-day stay at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof.
The revenue of the charity activities of 5,000 Euro were donated to a project of the German Red Cross called „Herzwerk", brought into being by actress Jenny Jürgens. During the presentation ceremony, she thanked the organizers and guests personally for the excellent result.
"The evening was a full success for us, as our guests enjoyed it and they are all impressed by our „new look". It was an eventful and successful start and we are looking forward to a bright future" as Michael Kain, Director of the Steigenberger Parkhotel in Düsseldorf puts it.
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