On July 1, 2023, two years after the demolition of Hotel Koch at Waiblingen train station, the new LOGINN Hotel opens its doors. Just in time for the Waiblingen “Altstadtfest”, the first guests check in. With 136 double rooms, it is now the largest hotel in the city. The aim is not only to benefit business travelers and tourists but also the residents of Waiblingen themselves. External guests who are not staying at the hotel are warmly welcome, says Reimund Sigel, CEO of the project development company AVONIA Real Estate.
The combination of a classic hotel lounge, café, and coworking space is intended, for example, for train travelers who want to have a coffee after their arrival in Waiblingen, or for local companies looking for a suitable place for a team meeting.
In the lobby, there are several laptop workstations with power outlets. At the bar, which is open 24 hours a day, sandwiches and paninis are available all day long.
Half of the breakfast room can be separated and used as a seminar room. It is equipped with a multifunctional monitor for presentations, video conferences, or simply for watching football. Laptop workstations with power outlets for charging mobile devices are available here.
The new hotel has twelve employees, mostly from Waiblingen, who have been trained at other Achat locations. Training will also be offered in Waiblingen from autumn 2023. The cleaning, including the bed linen, has been outsourced to an external company.
Bookings have been possible through various online portals for about six weeks now. “We continuously receive new bookings and inquiries,” says hotel manager Irina Schley, who expects mainly business customers on weekdays and private individuals on weekends.
For longer stays, apartment-style rooms with a kitchenette are available. Currently, the regular double room costs 79 euros for single occupancy and 99 euros for double occupancy, breakfast included for 16 euros.