In the automotive region of Stuttgart in a former airport site is the exclusive V8 HOTEL. The former Boblingen Airport, which opened in 1915 was used as docking station for flights of the Graf Zeppelin in the late 1920s, and it was home to a squadron of ME-109 fighter aircraft during the Second World War.
Now home to the four star V8 Hotel and Motorworld, the former airport buildings have been extensively restored with an automotive theme throughout.
Ten suites have been dedicated to different automobile themes including a cinema drive-in, workshop and even a car wash. Most rooms have a bed made from a classic car with furniture and fittings also from cars and related items. The luxury Mercedes Suite in the former control tower even has its own roof terrace.
In the ‘Car wash’ room a classic Mercedes has been used for the bed and TV stand.
Classic Beetle bed and sofa with period petrol pump.
Next to the hotel is Motorworld where classic car collectors can bring their vehicles for repairs and park them in glass viewing boxes so that visitors can watch the serving take place.
A spokesman for the hotel said: ‘Everybody wants to stay here when they come to the Meilenwerk.
‘It’s really amazing because even people who live in the area come here to stay for a night in the themed rooms.
To round off our visit, the Cafe House, American Steakhouse, Italian restaurant or microbrewery offer meeting points for “petrol talks” between tenants, customers and visitors.
The MOTORWORLD is opened Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 8 pm and on Sundays and Public Holidays from 10 am until 8 pm.
Entry to the MOTORWORLD is free of charge.
Rooms at the Hotel vary but can be booked online.