Citadines Arnulfpark Munich – apartments
Optimisation of guest care thanks to the digital communal coinless laundry machine
Why the coin-operated machines had to be replaced?
The old-fashioned coin-operated machines did not reflect the innovative character of the hotel and therefore didn’t meet the expectations either of the guests or of the operator. So guests had to obtain washing tokens and detergent from reception which was annoying for the guests and time-consuming for the aparthotel. International guests often didn’t have Euro coins so had to exchange them for tokens and this took time for the hotel staff to manage and also required them to handle cash.
Citadines Munich used their existing machines – no need to replace them
In April 2017 they installed the WeWash Box and have been operating this system very successfully for the last 3 years. When booking a machine, the guest can decide if they need any help from the reception desk – which manages a central user account – or whether they would like to use the WeWash app themselves. By using the app, the hotel guests can book a free machine and will be notified as soon as their washing is finished. Paying is convenient using a debit or credit card. So hotel guests are able to use the machines completely self-sufficiently and it saves the reception staff time. And the management team find it an enormous benefit to have access to all the data they need ie use of the machines, revenue generated etc.
So many benefits, and so much time is saved
Over 2,000 washing and drying cycles were handled via the WeWash system in 2017 – transactions which the reception team previously had to bill manually. Residence Manager Christian Wiedemann is very happy with the WeWash solution and considers it a good investment for the future.
‘We are a very busy aparthotel looking after a very large number of guests and our washing machines and dryers are very heavily used so managing our coin-operated machines used to be hugely time consuming for our reception team. Manual billing, dispensing wash tokens and emptying the coin dispensers involved a significant amount of staff time and took staff away from their core task of looking after our guests. So when we heard about the WeWash cashless digital solution in the summer of 2016, it was a logical step for us to invest in this new future-proof system. Hotels are the mirror of our society, therefore digitalisation should not be lost here either.’
Christian Wiedemann, Residence Manager
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WeWash offers you a convenient service that’s tailor-made for you. After an automated laundry system review, we will either completely equip your communal laundry room with industrial washing machines or convert the existing inventory with our WeWash Box. The result will be the same for you: You’ll save money and time. The WeWash industrial washing machines are brand products made in Germany. They ensure excellent washing results and product quality from Bosch. We maintain the industrial washing machines on a regular basis and replace them if required. However, if you already have fully functional existing equipment, it is easier for us to use it and convert it into a modern, cashless operation.