Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stadthaus Hotel Hamburg

In 1987, parents of eight differently-abled classmates decied they wanted to provide their kids with a solid work- and living situation after they had finished school. They decided to start a project to turn this into reality and that project became the Stadthaus Hotel.
Eight years later the hotel was ready to open. It started with seven large rooms with eleven beds in total. They chose a small-scale hotel to avoid possible financial losses. The money for the hotel came from both the parents themselves, donations and subsidies.
The future employees had two years of professional training. Their class was modified for them and ever since, the training school has taught a class with differently abled people!
At first the hotel did really great but unfortunately, they had some problems after a few years. Their fixed costs were too high and expanding proved to be the solution. Six extra rooms were added along with a bar, making the hotel very suitable for larger groups of people. The hotel hasn't just been doing fine ever since, it has been thriving, with an average room occupancy of 80%! Not only is the hotel very popular, it has also become a three-star hotel.
Part of the employees live above the hotel in a commune. This is according to the founding parents' original wish to provide both a solid living- and work situation. And yes, Werner Pietsch of Vorstand JHJ Hamburg, is a boinero too!

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