Dusseldorf is home to a large Japanese community, and Hotel Nikko Dusseldorf welcomes many Japanese business and family travelers. Located a short walk from the central train station, the hotel is surrounded by the city's "little Tokyo" shopping streets, and not far from the Old Town and public transport.
Although it is a large business hotel, a stay at the Nikko can feel cozier than expected. I found staff to be friendly, welcoming and attentive; the breakfast buffet, international and ample, with some items prepared to order. For lunch or dinner, the food experience at the Benkay Restaurant is an authentic one, with Japan-trained chefs preparing delicious seasonal dishes.
The hotel also boasts Dusseldorf's only spa-with-a-view, and my experience there was delightful. After hours of museum visits and walking in the Old Town, it felt great to come home to a sauna, a shiatsu massage and a swim with the lights of Dusseldorf twinkling below.
As an enticement, the hotel offers various schemes--art or relaxation packages, restaurant discounts to guests. Check the website to see what is available!