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    BYHOURS launches in Manama, Bahrain

    BYHOURS has officially launched in Manama,  enabling users to select the desired check-in time to hotel rooms at any time during the day from a choice of 32 hotels.  In light of its’ international appeal, BYHOURS has already secured the support of global investors, including support from Super Business Angels from Abu Dhabi who are current investors in the company. With the continued expansion into the GCC region, the Spanish-based start-up is currently seeking new investors from the region as it continues to increase its market share in existing locations and new potential markets such as the United States of America.     Guillermo Gaspart, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and…

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    Capsule hotels have arrived to Switzerland

    Capsule hotels seem to be the future of affordable travel, and Switzerland has just welcomed its first one. The Capsule Hotel Lucerne is in an excellent location on the edge of Lucerne’s historic old town, near restaurants and bars, and has just slid its capsule doors to the world. The innovative accommodation offers incredible value for money in a “space design”. Where the capsules are only 1.28 meters wide, 2.2 meters long and 1.47 meters high. Every single “capsule” can be closed, providing the guest with privacy.  They offer  high-speed internet, electricity, a safe, ventilation and other comforts, including access to a private locker and bathrooms.   There are also capsules with televisions, female capsules…

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    Who killed Carpe Diem?

    Yes, its official. Many of us have heard the words “Carpe Diem”. It was taken from a Latin phrase that says: “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” meaning “seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.” But it´s long gone now, we killed it. BYHOURS killed Carpe Diem. At BYHOURS we killed Carpe Diem as we think its not enough, we want to seize every single momemt, every hour, we want to live now! BYHOURS has adopted Carpe Horam as our philosophy not only at work but also for our lives too. BYHOURS wants people to take control of their time and live the way they want and…

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    Where to have a Winter Break in Spain?

    What is best place to visit in Spain in November and December? Many imagine Spain to be a country to visit just for the sun and its beaches. But no longer can we be in denial, Winter is here and Summer is long gone, but it’s a good thing too right! City breaks and weekend trips await us and Spain has plenty to offer especially in the run-up to Christmas. We can’t name just one best spot to take a Winter break in as Spain has too many cool spots to explore, so here are our top 5 recommend spots around Spain to enjoy before the New Year, perfect for…

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    11/ 11 Singles´ Day – why should we celebrate it?

    The 11th of November is Singles´Day: 11/11.  The celebration started back in 1993 as a joke between students in China to counter Valentines Day by giving each other presents to celebrate their singleness and chose 11/11 as 1 is the symbol of single in China. The annual event kicks off on the midnight of the 11th of November and runs for 24 hours featuring steep discounts that are driven by the main Alibaba-owned platform, Tmall.  Alibaba, China’s biggest shopping site, marketed the date and just year made over $17 billion dollars on 11/11/2016. Basically, think of it as the Asian version of America’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sales…

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    The most stylish hotel in Berlin?

    Get to know the Mövenpick Hotel Berlin Part of the Mövenpick Hotel chain, which was founded in the  1940s,  is a global firm with Swiss roots and a restaurant and hospitality heritage that dates back to the 1940s, their approach to service has remained consistent; warm, intuitive, personal and uniquely ‘Mövenpick’. They also embrace innovation to meet ever-changing guest needs and continue to celebrate our rich culinary legacy, setting trends but never compromising on quality and authenticity. Their philosphy can be seen visually in their use of design, combining the classic with the modern.   Design & Style: Possible the coolest hotel in Berlin the Mövenpick Hotel Berlin is located near Potsdamer Platz in…

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    Mystery Hotels – the trend of booking hotel rooms blindly

    The trend of booking blindly to add a thrill to hotel booking and surprising yourself has been launched at BYHOURS under the name of ¨Mystery Hotels¨.  Think treasure hunt meets luxury hotel microstay. The aim is for people to treat themselves to a total surprise in their home town or away and enjoy incredible hotels for amazing prices.   BYHOURS has decided to make booking hotels more exciting with the option of booking a ´mystery hotel´, where the surprise factor enhances the excitement, the suspense of not knowing which hotel you are going to makes it an adventure. BYHOURS has partned with the top hotels of each city to provide…

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    Enjoy a michel star experience for as little as €25 during Restaurant Week

    Restaurant Week is back! Between October 25 and November 18 is Restaurant Week in Spain. It has become one of the largest gastronomic festivals in the world that gathers more people year after year. This year marks its 5th year anniversary, set up by the restaurant booking website The Fork (El Tenedor) to give everyone a chance to try haute cuisine as well as giving back. 5oo top restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Malaga, Seville and Palma de Mallorca will offer menus of 25, 45, 75 and 125 euros, this initiative gives the opportunity to the masses to eat popular menus at some of the top restaurants in Spain.     Restaurant…

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    BYHOURS winners of the Travel & Tourism category at South Summit 2018

    BYHOURS has been named the start-up winner of the category: Travel & Tourism.  The founders were in Madrid at the South Sumit to pick up the prize. BYHOURS was chosen as it is the only platform in the world that allows you to book a hotel for a microstay: for three, six or 12 hours; “A win-win system for the hotel, which increases its RevPAR (income per available room), as well as for the client, who only pays for the time they will use the room”, as stressed by its founder and president, Guillermo Gaspart. The South Summit has become the point of reference in the start-up world, where the 100 most…

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    BYHOURS advert airs on German television – The Making of the ¨Caterpillar¨ spot

    BYHOURS is in a period of expansion, and looking to consolidate new markets outside of Spain. Germany was the next logical stage for BYHOURS to target, with an ample receptive market to the microstay concept from both hotels and customers, a TV campaign seemed the best way to introduce BYHOURS to new customers as well as consolidate it’s already known presence. BYHOURS has already had television campaigns in Spain and Italy but never before in Germany and the idea was to make it a memorable advert to capture attention mainly and make people want to discover BYHOURS. BYHOURS worked with the international marketing company DCMN which has an office based…