Wolfsburg’s stars are staying in the most expensive hotel rooms of any Bundesliga side as Germany’s top-flight works towards a return this weekend.
All 18 clubs are using so-called ‘quarantine hotels’ to keep their squads safe as they adhere to new protocols while looking to minimise the spread of the coronavirus.
The Bundesliga will return with a full set of fixtures behind closed doors, with six games this Saturday, two on Sunday and one on Monday evening.
And ahead of their trip to Augsburg this weekend, Wolfsburg’s players have been enjoying the comfort of the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in their home city.
According to German newspaper Bild, the stunning property is the most expensive of any hotel being used by clubs in the build-up to the big restart.
A standard room for the first available night in June costs a whopping £460 via Booking.com – more than five times what Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are paying for their hotels.
However, Bild claims that Wolfsburg are only paying around £123 per room because they have a long-term partnership with the Ritz-Carlton.
German champions Bayern are shelling out £88 per night for their stars to sleep at the Infinity hotel in Unterschleissheim, north of Munich.
Dortmund, meanwhile, is paying virtually the same amount for Jadon Sancho and Co to prepare at the l’Arrivée hotel and Spa in Dortmund before Saturday’s huge derby against Schalke.
Wolfsburg’s opponents, Augsburg, are staying in the cheapest hotel of any side, with an average room at the Schempp hotel in Bobingen costing £60 per night.
Players can live either in team hotels or at home, but sex and kissing is banned if they or their partners show symptoms of the virus.
Clubs have been told they should either have their own hotel or their own floor, with their own entrance and elevator to avoid contact with other visitors and to maintain two-metre distancing between each other.
When matches resume on Saturday, stadiums will allow a maximum of 300 people at one time, including only four policemen, 10 journalists, four ball boys, eight groundsmen, and 50 security staff.