The German Gourmet magazine "Der Feinschmecker" has chosen the Excelsior Hotel Ernst as the 'Hotel of the year 2002' in its current edition.
"Der Feinschmecker" quotes: There are reasons enough to celebrate this
hotel which has been the leading Grand-Hotel of the Rhine region. Already the front promises distinguished luxury. Inside stylish tradition prevails, continuously evolving over generations to meet the life-style of present times. Cultivated hospitality in detail - this is the niche that director Manfred Brennfleck, successfully maintains. The rooms and suites are embellished
with antiques; the furnishings correspond to utmost splendour with luxurious baths and most modern technical equipment. Exemplary service is here a matter of course. As cultivated and relaxed each guest may perceive the atmosphere in the hotel, its interior is being intensively and restlessly changed. There is the small fine Wellness area somewhat since the end of September 2002. The platform of success however was reached due to its gastronomy: Not only has the Gourmet restaurant "Hanse Stube" experienced a creative touch to its interior design; the new and beautiful Asian restaurant "Taku" wonderfully
promotes the competition within its own environment.
Hotelier of the Year: He is one of the most intriguing personalities of the German Hotellerie: Manfred Brennfleck, managing director of the Cologne 5 star hotel, Excelsior Ernst, and board member of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst AG. The ambitious Hotelier took over the 136 year-old, tradition-oriented establishment in 1995 and quickly turned an aging beauty into one of the top hotel addresses in Germany."
Our latest award: Manfred Brennfleck, Managing Director of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst received the honour of the "Hotel Manager of the year 2002" ("... he manages to maintain the great traditional class in his 5* luxury hotel, to offer exceptionally friendly service and to lead culinary ambitions on the height to success...") by the famous gastronomic- and hotel directory "Gault Millau".
At the end of last year, a letter from the USA arrived with the announcement that the highest award will be given to the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in spring 2002:
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences "Five Star Diamond Award"
“The Academy is pleased to inform you that the Excelsior Hotel Ernst has been chosen to be the recipient of our coveted and prestigious Five Star Diamond Award.
It gives us a great pleasure to honor you and your entire staff at Excelsior Hotel Ernst for their exceptional efforts in enhancing the overall quality of commitment to hospitality, service and gastronomy.
We are proud to recognize the dedication of excellence consistently maintained by your fine
restaurant. These outstanding accomplishments enhance the representation of our hospitality
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences once again commends Excelsior Hotel Ernst as
being a most extraordinary establishment in every aspect of your operation.”