This year’s Diplomatic Council Summer Celebration on June 18 will take place at a very special place. The 5-star luxury hotel lies above the picturesque town of Kronberg in the middle of an impressive park next to an 18-hole golf course and is only 15 minutes away from Frankfurt. In earlier times it served as the residence of Empress Victoria. Built under commission from Empress Victoria Friedrich and completed in 1893, Schlosshotel Kronberg is today one of the most spectaclur German castles and offers all participants of the DC Summer Celebration living history to touch and feel. Exclusive furnishings and an impressive collection of antiques and paintings from the private estate of the mother of the last German Emperor convey the authentic ambience of a castle from imperial times.
Today the hotel is owned by the Landgrave and Princess von Hessen and has since 1954 been a luxury hotel of the first order. It represents a little gem which is unrivaled.
Red and Green Saloon and stately castle terrace
All guests are cordially received at the red and green salon where the photo shooting awaits them. A professional team of photographers will capture the nicely dressed gentlemen and beautiful women. All guests can take their photo prints free of charge with them on departure.
Red Salon is the former collection room of Empress Victoria and is nowadays used as a grand salon. A Flemish wall tapestry gives it a remarkable ambience.
The exquisite food for the multi-course dinner is served in the Green Salon which is the largest salon of the castle and the former music room of Empress Victoria. Decorated in the style of Louis XIV., it is a perfect ambiance for meetings, receptions, balls and last but not least for weddings. Live cooking will be available on the stately terrace of the castle which offers a fantastic view on the imperial gardens and the skyline of Frankfurt. There will be stand and sit tables in both rooms and on the terrace.
Cocktails in the castle
After the official end, guests can extend their stay enjoying time the castle’s legendary “Jimmy’s bar. Classic and creative cocktails, more than 20 different gins and whiskeys will inspire stimulating conversations. The barkeeper will stay as long as the last guest….
Breakfast the day after
It has become tradition to meet the day after for breakfast given that numerous guests are staying at the event location overnight. The castle offers breakfast at the former breakfast room of Empress Victoria. In a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, DC members and friends seize the opportunity to continue conversations, discuss potential collaborations or just deepen their relations.
Stay overnight at the castle
Guests who would stay overnight, may book a room at the Schlosshotel Kronberg (Phone: +49 6173 701 551). Tell the reception you are a Diplomatic Council guest and you will receive the single room for € 175 only and the double room for € 205 only. Breakfast is excluded and would cost an additional € 25 per person (instead of € 35). These prices are really special and only for guests attending the summer celebration.
We look forward to welcoming you to our summer celebration!