In October, the hotel comparison portal trivago opened its new company headquarters at Düsseldorf's Medienhafen. Last year, the company generated total sales of more than one billion euros.
In the new company headquarters, employees have access to sports facilities, games rooms, restaurants and a cinema, among other things. There is also a running track on the roof. trivago has invested nearly 200 million euros in the new building.
The company was founded in Düsseldorf in 2005 and is one of the most successful start-ups in Germany. Last year, it achieved sales of more than one billion euros for the first time. Today, trivago employs around 1,500 people from 50 nations, around 20 percent of whom come from Germany. The average age of the employees is 29, many of them dispense with a car and come to the Medienhafen by bicycle or public transport. Reason enough for trivago to plan for around 300 bicycle parking spaces in addition to an underground parking lot.
Employees are meant to feel at home on the new campus. They can book rooms such as "Sub-Reddit", "Tidal Wave" or "Green Lung" for their meetings. As a thank-you to long-standing employees, conference rooms have been named after their home cities – Helsinki or Chanthaburi, Mönchengladbach or Malibu – a concept that was already developed in the early days of trivago.
"Our goal was to bring the trivago team closer together through the campus in an optimized working environment," says Peter Vinnemeier, co-founder and former CEO. When the first concept for the campus was drafted in 2015, the aim then was already to create an even more inviting office.