“The Grandhotel Cosmopolis is no ordinary hotel and it does not try to be. It is a place that combines refugee accommodations, artist’s studios and open work spaces as well as a hotel offering culinary and cultural attractions.”
It was created after a former home for elderly which had been vacant for about 5 years. The place was presented to the neighbourhood and many volunteers and some small contractors helped renovating the building and transforming to it’s later purpose. The roughly 2500 m² large building is property of the Diakonisches Werk. Two parties are currently renting this property: the government of Swabia and the Grandhotel Cosmopolis e.V., a society which was founded in June 2013.
Various people are guests here for varying lengths of time – the Grandhotel is a temporary home which treats all it’s inhabitants as equals: hotel guests with or without asylum, artists, visitors, staff, craftsmen. People with diverse backgrounds, motivations and professions in most different circumstances meet here, in this place, and are inspired by the possibilities it offers.
Currently, for the hotel guests with asylum there are 9 double bedrooms and one common room available on three floors. Mostly families are living here but also individual women, men, and children. Everyone is welcome to participate in the project and many of them do already. For the other guests, there are more than 12 double rooms available and rooms for 4.
More information at the english report: http://grandhotel-cosmopolis.org/de/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/06/Grandhotel_concept2014_english1.pdf