Discover Germany, Issue 45, December 2016

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Discover Germany  |  Travel  |  Design Hotel of the Month, Austria


Build your own hotel Harry’s Home Hotels allow you to customise your travel experience. With four venues in Austria, one in Germany and a forthcoming one in Switzerland, the family-owned hotel chain has created an innovative solution for both business travellers and vacationers. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS  I  PHOTOS: HARRY’S HOME HOTELS

For CEO Harald Ultsch, “Harry’s Home is the missing link between the traditional hotel industry and modern requirements of accommodation.” Originally conceived in 2004, the idea for this novel hotel was developed on the basis of studies about the market and prospective customer wishes. Ultsch, who is managing hotels in the fourth generation, worked on it together with his family and in 2006 the first Harry’s Home was opened in Graz, Austria. The unique aspect of Harry’s Home Hotels manifests itself in their one-of-a kind ability to be adapted by the visitor himself. Employing a modular design, Harry’s Home allows visitors to make their 50  |  Issue 45  |  December 2016

own decisions with regard to the shape of their room and their visit. Would you like a room without breakfast? Or a room with a small one? A large buffet? Would you like to have a Nespresso machine in your room? Do you need your own kitchen? Actually, which size and design should your room have in the first place? At Harry’s Home Hotel the visitor is deciding and only paying for what they use. Regarding their rooms, Harry’s Home Hotels offer seven different versions from 22 to 65 square metres. There are spacious studios with large desks and a kitchen, which is especially liked by business travellers who want to take care of themselves.

At the same time, air conditioning and walk-in closets are available for all rooms. Furthermore, Harry’s Home offers a highspeed internet connection free of charge and every hotel features a service point with washing machines, dryers and a diverse food supply. Currently, Harry’s Home Hotel is situated in the Austrian cities Graz, Linz, Dornbirn and Vienna and also in Munich, Germany. In 2018, Ultsch will expand once more and open a new design hotel in Switzerland’s largest city Zurich. SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER Receive a ten per cent discount on the current daily rate by completing your reservation for any of the five Harry’s Home Hotels online via the own website, on the phone or via post with the code harrydirect10.

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