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Limehome in Koblenz.

So very suite! Limehome is the digital world’s answer to the hotel industry of the 21st century. Its suites are located in prime locations across Germany and Austria and soon across Europe and merge the top quality of the most respected hotels with all the advantages of an apartment. More space, a straight-forward digital access system and great designs make Limehome an easy choice. Welcome to your home away from home. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  I  PHOTOS: LIMEHOME GMBH

The two co-founders, Lars Stäbe and Dr Josef Vollmayr, were both consultants at McKinsey before they kick-started Limehome almost two years ago. Due to the nature of their work, they both had to spend a large amount of time in the same, anonymous hotels and they were extremely surprised at just how little was happening in regard to digitising the hotel industry. Dr Josef Vollmayr recalls: “Even in top hotels, we often had to wait for the check-in in the evenings and then received a key card, which regularly failed once it got too 66  |  Issue 82  |  January 2020

close to a mobile phone. In the mornings, we had to choose between an over-priced breakfast and the queue to pay the bill if we wanted to be at work on time.” Limehome was born After years of experiencing the same issues, the duo came up with their own innovative concept, and thus, Limehome was born. The main idea behind it is to offer guests a completely digitised journey with large, stylish suites featuring Scandinavian design, which would be extremely expensive in common three- to four-star hotels. Hav-

ing a fully equipped apartment also means guests can stay long-term, as they have everything from kitchen facilities to washing machines at their disposal. Now, almost two years later, it’s clear that Vollmayr and Stäbe are on the right track. In less than a year, the Limehome team has grown from just 10 employees to more than 70. An impressive expansion, to say the least. The team includes a large variety of different professions, which ensures that all aspects, including architecture, design, logistics, hospitality operations, developing, BI and IT are covered. The result is a seamless experience throughout. A straight-forward process It’s easy to book your perfect Limehome via its own website, but you will also find the company’s properties on all the major booking sites, such as Booking.com or Expedia. After the booking has gone

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