Overlooking Cologne's gothic cathedral, just a short walk from the Rhine and close to the banking and insurance district, the traditional Dom Hotel enjoys one of the finest city centre locations in Europe.The Dom Hotel has just undergone an exciting EUR 8.5m complete refurbishment. Its 124 guest rooms and suites have been furnished in warm, bright and modern colours with bathrooms finished in Italian black marble. The newly opened seafood restaurant, 'Le M?rou' was designed with the help of Michel Rostang, the famous 2 star Michelin chef from Paris and Sir Peter Ustinov's Bar International, named after the hotel's regular guest, is the hotel's brand new bar.The Dom Hotel offers superb conference facilities. During the refurbishment, 6 new conference rooms decorated in warm colours have been added, equipped with modern technology including wireless LAN.Special ConditionAs of July 1, 2008, smoking is banned in all public areas due to local law. This ban includes smoking in the lobby, bar, and restaurants. Smoking is allowed in designated guest rooms. Please contact the hotel for further information.