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Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Petersberg

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg was completely renovated with paints and varnishes from Caparol

The Grandhotel Petersberg near Bonn has not only hosted many prominent figures - it is also a celebrity itself. The only German state-owned hotel has been enthroned on a summit of the Siebengebirge - the Petersberg - since 1892 and has served as the guest house of the Federal Republic for many years. The Queen, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the Japanese Emperor and many others have already been guests.

The Steigenberger hotel chain has been running the hotel as a grand hotel since 1990 - since then it has not been completely renovated. Four years ago, therefore, there was an extensive renovation and modernization of the house. The federal agency for real estate as the owner of the hotel commissioned the architectural firm caspar. (formerly meyerschmitzmorkramer) from Cologne, who has many years of expertise in dealing with historical places and hotels.

High quality products, no Paint smell

The elegant ambience of a grand hotel lives from the use of fine materials. The Jaensch painters from Bonn, who had been awarded the painting and varnishing work on the Petersberg, therefore chose premium products from market leader Caparol. "In view of the size and importance of the property, we decided to go here with a particularly high quality," explains Managing Director Stefan Küppers, who took care of the construction site together with master painter Alexander Denzel is a competent partner for us, with whom we work well, says Küppers.

The interior painting in public areas, conference halls and salons was done with Indeko-plus - a premium interior paint with double coverage, which dries quickly and with little odor and is also free of preservatives. The painters played it safe - after all, the renovation took place while the hotel was running. No smell of color should bother the hotel guests - even if the renovation was carried out in sections and individual sections were separated for it. In addition, Indeko-plus is a water-based coating material and is therefore extremely easy to repair, which was an advantage for the enormous wall and ceiling surfaces.

"The result is impressive"

"It is not common for Indeko plus to be used in a public contract," emphasizes Bernd Hauröder, planner and property consultant at Caparol. "It shows that Caparol is absolutely competitive in the property business." This also applies to the premium lacquer Capacryl PU Satin, which was used for example in the magnificent rotunda of the hotel. Scratch and impact resistant and resistant to disinfectants, it is ideal for highly frequented rooms such as this ballroom.

The hotel now has 112 rooms, including 9 suites. The renovation cost 40 million euros. In September 2019, the hotel was reopened with a festive gala. Christoph Krupp, spokesman for the board of the Federal Agency for Real Estate, emphasized in his speech: “The aim was to preserve the Petersberg guest house with all its charm, historical significance and architectural beauty and to make it fit for the future. The result is impressive."

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