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    BYHOURS only Spanish company in top 10 finalists UNWTO Competition!

    BYHOURS has made the top 10 finalists in the UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition!  It is the world’s largest initiative dedicated to identifying the startups that will lead the transformation of the tourism sector. Finalists were selected among 3000 projects from 132 countries & BYHOURS is very proud to be the only Spanish company on the list! In September Guillermo Gaspart pitched BYHOURS in Budapest, Hungary, in the first round among 3,000 other contestants. The 10 finalists will pitch again at the FITUR ( International Tourism Trade Fair), from 24 – 27 January 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Founders Christian Rodriguez and Guillermo Gaspart are excited for the opportunity to showcase BYHOURS to the world,…

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    BYHOURS is giving presents all month long!

    We are one big BYHOURS family! December is for friends, family, laughter and love, and at BYHOURS we want everyone to enjoy every moment of it as a part of our big BYHOURS family around the world! So we’ve created a very special BYHOURS Advent calendar on Instagram to share the festive season all together regardless of where you are. Every day we will reveal amazing presents and surprises, from yearly subscriptions to entertainment channels to deals on international cosmetic products, sports gear, and many, many more! They could be the perfect present for yourself or for a loved one. What have we given away so far?   1 Year…

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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.  At BYHOURS we killed Carpe Diem because 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. BYHOURS wants people to take control of their time and live the way they want and choose to and this philosophy and lifestyle is exactly that.     We…

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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 – Surprise yourself

    BYHOURS has launched Mystery Hotels. Think treasure hunt meets luxury hotel microstay. 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. Designed for a mini holiday from the routine, perfect for a get a way without even leaving your city.  BYHOURS has partnered with the top hotels of each city to provide the best experience and surprise for you, at the lowest rate  The aim is for people to treat themselves to a total surprise in their home town or away…

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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…