BYHOURS

BYHOURS

BYHOURS nace en 2012 para aportar la flexibilidad y la personalización que estabas buscando a la hora de reservar hoteles. Por eso lanzamos la primera plataforma que permite reservar horas de hotel a nivel internacional. Ahora puedes elegir la hora de entrada, cuánto tiempo alojarte y pagar solo por el tiempo que necesitas.

Hotels

Why do hotels need BYHOURS?

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The hotel sector has been highly affected by the health and economic situation that has emerged in recent months, bogging it down into a large crisis. This crisis has caused hotels to encounter a new, so far unknown, paradigm, which makes them rethink the consumption and offer pattern to be proposed to the customers.

The phases to lift lockdown restrictions that our society has experienced, and consequently, shops, hotels and restaurants among others, have meant that we do not currently have the security and freedom to travel to other parts of the world. That’s why local tourism has become the only way out for citizens and hoteliers.

BYHOURS holds the key for supporting the sector so that hotels can continue offering customers what they like best: a stay in the hotel of their dreams.Being the only international platform and app that offers micro-stays of 3, 6 and 12 hours in more than 3,000 hotels around the world, this is the solution for hotel occupancy.

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Local tourism will be the trend and the claim among citizens around the world. The motivation of helping the country’s economy and the fact of not being able to travel with total freedom, will make people choose a national destiny for their holidays and relaxing getaways.

 

What does it bring to the sector?

BYHOURS, since its creation in 2012 and with a worldwide expansion, has brought the freshness and dynamics of offering the user what he needs to the hotel sector. It’s a company that has broken paradigms and has proved that micro-stays are a hot topic, being very cost-effective for hotels. Such is the case that we already have more than 3000 hotels around the world to which we have already generated more than 300K reservations and more than 15 million euros.

The hotels have more visibility thanks to BYHOURS platform, which achieves more than 100k visits per month, and has great reservations figures on a monthly basis. 

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Thanks to the hotel classification by time pack, country and city, as well as the offered price, users do have it very easy to find the hotels available only on BYHOURS platform. The hotel design and its visualization in the web allows the client to know better the good hotels that collaborate with BYHOURS, and thus to become a recurrent when making reservations.

Do you want to know firsthand how is BYHOURS platform? Our hotel team has prepared a tutorial so that you can see for yourself all that joining BYHOURS can bring to you.

Stopovers & Airports

Discover some of the world’s most spectacular airports

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You surely keep as a treasure memories of your trips to some of the most beautiful countries in the world, those that were in your bucket list, maybe because of their exotic culture or because of their lush beaches. Perhaps it was their wild nature that caught your attention? In any case, trips full of pleasant memories that probably began in an airport… or perhaps more than one if you had to make a stopover.

Because today we want to talk about airports, the starting point of all long-distance trips. We’re going to discover the secrets of some of the biggest and most spectacular airports in the world, as well as the available options for you not to spend hours and hours waiting in an airport chair trying to rest with an eye always open so that your hand luggage is not stolen.

We start our route in what’s probably the largest air connection hub that exists: Dubai International Airport. With over 85 million passengers in 2018, it’s one of the busiest airports in the world. Of course you can find dozens of restaurants and the most prestigious brands shops, but if you are looking for some inner-peace time, don’t hesitate to visit its Zen gardens with a waterfall included, a space that will allow you to forget for a moment that you are still inside an airport. 

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And once you’ve done all your shopping and visited the Zen garden, you realize that you still have 8 hours left in your stop over. What do you do? Resting in one of BYHOURS’ hotels next to the Dubai airport, such as the City Seasons Dubai Hotel, where you can comfortably rest while waiting for your flight departure.

We are now travelling to another prominent air connection hub. This happens to be the largest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume. You are right, we are talking about London’s Heathrow Airport, with more than 78 million passengers in 2018. This airport does not stand out neither for its architectural design nor for its leisure activities in offer. In fact, the most outstanding feature in this airport is its size: with more than 12 square km of extension, the airport counts with train service connecting its 5 terminals. As a curiosity, the airport has a sixth terminal for VIP purposes which is only accessible to the Royal Family members and other personalities so, unless you are Queen Elizabeth II and for some strange reason you are reading the BYHOURS blog, you will not be able to set foot in this terminal. 

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What you’ll be allowed to do is forgetting about uncomfortable waitings in airport seats, by booking for 3, 6 or 12 hours at the Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport hotel. Luxury and comfort next to the airport’s main access.

We now move on to German terrain, specifically to Frankfurt’s airport, third on the list of Europe’s busiest airports, with more than 69 million passengers in 2018. The interesting thing about this airport is that, unlike London’s, it does offer activities to entertain its travellers. Are you a yogi? Perfect! You can relax by practicing yoga at any time in any of the two rooms that have been set up for this purpose. There you will find mats and a screen with exercises that will serve as a guide. Are you more of a film lover? Perfect too! The airport has its own projection space: eight cubicles with carpet floor and three comfortable armchairs in front of a large screen. The best thing is that you can choose the movie you prefer amongst those in offer.

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But as you well know, if you really want to rest while you wait, at the very door of the Frankfurt airport you will find the Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel. Spa, gym, restaurant and all the luxury amenities that only Hilton hotels offer.

Our journey through the world’s greatest airports ends in South America, specifically in Bogota. Its main airport, El Dorado, was recognized in 2018 as Latin America’s best airport in a survey among travelers organized by the company Skytrax, which specializes in airports and airlines. This recognition came to them having taken into account aspects such as their arrivals service, connections, shopping, security and migration.

Even without large entertainment facilities, the El Dorado airport was reopened in 2017 after local government invested more than US$1.2 billion to replace the old terminal built 58 years ago. So get ready to enjoy a modern airport that counts with all the comforts you’d expect from a 21st century infrastructure. 

airport entrance of Bogotá, Colombia

But if you are the kind of person who cannot be impressed by avant-garde architecture and instead highly values comfort and resting time, you’ll find at your disposal several hotels, such as the Hotel Habitel, located just a few meters away from the airport’s entrance. Your hotel by hours in Bogota airport.

As you can see, an airport is an ecosystem in itself. Each one of them offers the traveler diverse entertainment options within the limitations of a space designed for air traffic. But if what you are really looking for is some rest, trust BYHOURS to book your hotel by hours at the world’s main airports.

Stopovers & Airports

3 TIPS FOR NOT MISSING A FLIGHT

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You have to fly and you’re afraid of missing your flight? Today at BYHOURS we give you 3 tricks to not miss a flight and get to your destination without any problem because even though we have everything programmed, there are several external factors that do not depend on us and can make us miss the scheduled flight.

Factor 1: Traffic

The first trick to not missing a scheduled flight is to keep in mind that as much as you want to, you can’t control the traffic. There is always a big city near the airport and near a big city there are traffic problems, especially if your flight is during the week. Whether it’s 7am or 2pm, you might arrive late at the airport because of a traffic problem and therefore miss your flight.
Bearing in mind that traffic is a determining factor in arriving on time, it is best to do the following:
If your flight is early in the morning: Sleep in an airport hotel, in BYHOURS we have a section where you can see all the hotels near the airport in each city. All you have to do is click here.
If your flight is at midday or in the afternoon: Arrive between 3 and 4 hours before and relax in one of the hotels that you can find near or inside the airport and take advantage to work relaxed in the room.


Factor 2: Security control

Normally when we go on a business trip we don’t check in a suitcase, so we carry everything in a small suitcase (See article on bag or suitcase here). That’s why the security control can be a bit more uncomfortable than usual so you should know that going prepared will save you a lot of time.
That’s why you should know that: Do not carry anything metal that can be detected by the control

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At the moment of validating our luggage, we will have to come face to face with a great enemy: the metal detector. He will be there, waiting for us, ready to shout to the four winds if we carry objects we shouldn’t. This device can make us lose a lot of time if we do not face him well prepared. Organize your toiletry bag with the products that are sold in numerous stores so that the passage is easy, fast and comfortable.

Factor 3: Documentation

Whether you go near or far, it is best to take the documents that may be required, by hand, not to put them at the bottom of the suitcase as you may have finally left them at home or they may have been lost.
Today there are many firms that sell special products to keep the necessary documents and avoid this type of mishap, the crucial thing is to incorporate the habit of taking it every time we go and have it close in case something unexpected happens and it is required.
And like everything in life, on occasion and although we put all our efforts to arrive on time, not always everything can be controlled so for any setback, cancellation or delay of our flight, it is best to have the BYHOURS app close by and take advantage of those hours to work quietly, go to the gym, relax in the SPA or sleep before traveling.

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BYHOURS CLOSES €8M FUNDING ROUND

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  • This new round will allow the by-the-hour hotel bookings company to continue to grow in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as expand into the United States.
  • The company, with headquarters in Barcelona and a new office in Mexico, offers microstays of 3, 6 and 12 hours in over 3,000 hotels in 600 international destinations

21 January 2020.- BYHOURS, the leading platform in booking hotel rooms by the hour, has closed a new international funding round at 8 million euros. The company, founded by Christian Rodríguez and Guillermo Gaspart, is the first and only platform that allows microstay bookings in more than 3,000 hotels around the world in packs of 3, 6 and 12 hours, where the user chooses the check-in and check-out time, 24 hours a day. With this new round, BYHOURS aims to consolidate its presence in Europe, Latin America and flight connection points in the Middle East, as well as to start operations in the United States.

Since its creation in 2012, the company has been supported by national and international investors with a total value of 18 million euros. New international investors have participated in this new funding round, including lead investors such as Angel Ventures and DILA Capital, both from Mexico, as well as current partners such as Howzat Partners. “Our goal for 2020 is, in addition to continuing to grow in our current markets and to start operations in the United States, to be able to develop the B2B market and improve our connectivity with other players in the tourism sector,” said Guillermo Gaspart, CEO and founder of BYHOURS.

BYHOURS is one of the most promising start-ups in the tourism sector in Spain and abroad, leading an innovative concept of microstay hotel bookings. “We bring flexibility to a sector that until now has been very limited to its traditional rules and operations and we provide additional income to the hotel sector,” explained Christian Rodriguez. “Frequent travellers, whether business or family, can stay for a few hours in hotels near airports, train stations, business areas or in the city centre. We also offer hotels near hospitals, football stadiums, theatres, leisure areas…”

The platform already has more than 250,000 users and has sold more than one million hotel hours, generating more than 20 million euros in turnover for the hotel industry. In line with its clear internationalisation strategy, last year the company opened a new office in Mexico with the aim of centralising operations and projects in Latin America, as well as managing the United States opening by attracting hotels in the country and developing business in the US market. In fact, by the end of 2019, 52% of the company’s total sales were international.

By 2020, the company expects to increase its turnover by more than 150% with the addition of more than 2,000 hotels to its portfolio. The platform also expects that next year 75% of its revenue will come from international bookings.

The platform already has a total of 62 employees, 48 in Barcelona and 14 in Mexico City.

 

About BYHOURS

BYHOURS is the first and only platform that allows microstay bookings in 3, 6 and 12 hour packs in more than 3,000 hotels around the world and where the user chooses the check-in and check-out time, 24 hours a day.

Founded in 2012, BYHOURS is one of the most promising start-ups in the tourism sector in Spain and abroad, leading an innovative concept of booking by the hour. Users can currently book in more than 20 countries and 600 destinations.

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WHAT IF LITTLE THINGS BRING GREAT HAPPINESS?

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We often live longing for everything we want to do and we can not for lack of time. We think about those great things that make us dream, leaving aside everything we have around us, making it small and insignificant. Until one day reality shakes us and everything stops. We begin to see how a mid-morning coffee, a kiss when we get up, a hug when we say goodbye, or a simple dinner with friends in the living room, are much larger than we previously believed.

Often, reality comes and reminds us that we need to look ahead, realize who we are next to, and value more those little things that give us great happiness on a daily basis.

On world happiness day, from BYHOURS, we can’t think of a better idea than to pay tribute to all those plans that we can now make from home, and that are going to get us more than a smile. Moments that will bring us moments of happiness.

· A peaceful breakfast. How many times have we left the house without having more than a coffee in a hurry because we didn’t arrive. Or how many times have we longed to have that delicious toast with eggs that we like so much while the warm sun rays come out the window. Routines that make us miss very important moments of the day and that now, at home and with time, we can incorporate. Eating breakfast with yours while you start the day with energy is a great plan.

· Look again at family photo albums. Just like before, it seemed like a matter of grandmothers to look over and over photos of past years. But have you noticed the power of a snapshot? Remembering, reliving special moments, surfacing hidden feelings… A photo of paper or digital transports us to that place, to those people, to that memory… Beware that more than one will thrille.

· Plan a getaway in your own city. Okay, now we can’t leave the house, but who said that we won’t do it anymore? Treat yourself and start now to think about all those plans that your beautiful city offers you. A visit to a monument, go to the cinema, a meal with friends in the restaurant you like the most, a leisurely stroll through the center, a BYHOURS micro-stay in that top hotel… You won’t stop!

· Spend time and take care on yourself. It is time to stop and make up for lost time. A little meditation, reading, exercise… everything that relaxes and cultivates us, now more than ever, has a place in our routine. And when everything happens… Don’t forget to keep pampering yourself!

· Watch a movie without ads and with the phone turned off. The overexposure of information and daily inputs that we have is stressful. It can overwhelm us and not let us focus on what really matters. Turn off all those devices that are not necessary and choose your favorite movie. It’s time to enjoy between popcorn and sofa.

· Search for new destinations to discover. Internet will be our great ally. And BYHOURS will help you find the best hotel to spend a luxurious day thanks to the 3, 6 and 12 hour microstay. What do you prefer? Choose your plan, look for the activities to do and the place where you can relax. Easy, fast and cheap; after all the effort, you deserve it.

Remember, when you stop you discover that happiness is that. And that until now you had not become aware of it. Breathe, thank and think of all the good that is to come. Whether at home or on the street, World Happiness Day can be celebrated.

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MARCH 8: 3 VERY INSPIRING ‘FIRST TIMES’ TRAVEL WOMEN

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The International Day of Working Women is not a randomly chosen date without any meaning, but it has a history behind that many do not know. Since March 1857, women who worked in the textile industry began to demonstrate for their working conditions, under the motto “Bread and roses!”. They were recurring protests year after year in America, which gradually spread throughout the world.

The most climactic point to proclaim this day was when, in March 1908, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York burned down due to its poor conditions, and its more than 146 workers died, of whom the vast majority were women (120) . The catastrophe caused the US labor law to be modified, regulating the conditions of women. At that time, the German Clara Zetkin proposed that March 8 be established as International Women’s Day, during the International Congress of Socialist Women. Thus, it was decided to pay tribute to women, once again claiming their rights to achieve full equality in society, both in the workplace and in social coexistence.

The inequality, which still exists today, has been changing and decreasing over the years, although unfortunately there is still a long way to go. Achieving gender equality between men and women is everyone’s job, and a primary objective of the United Nations, which aims to achieve a 100% equal society by 2030.

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Throughout history, the female gender has been making goals and great steps that have helped progress, generating actions with great changes.

At BYHOURS we believe in talent, charisma and equality of people above all else. So this time, we have collected some of the most important women in history in the travel industry. Those who took a step forward to change the unjust acts of society and be an inspiration to future generations, revolutionizing the world and facing all those who were denied the opportunity to be women.

Do you want to know a little more about the women who have helped us get to this day?

  1. Elizabeth Jane Cochran: Known for her alter ego Nellie Bly, she was a journalist for The New York World, where she had to publish successful articles without being able to say that she was a woman. In 1888, she proposed to her publisher to go around the world inspired by Jules Verne’s book, but wanting to exceed his 80-day record. He denied her the possibility of seeing her incapacitated as a woman and going alone. Seventy-two days later, she had traveled the world, being the first woman to sail alone, breaking a world record and proving that she had the same possibilities as any other person of the opposite sex.

Elizabeth Jane Cochran, alias "Nellie Bly" | Möondo

  1. Amelia Earhart: the first female pilot to fly over the Atlantic Ocean alone. Her passion peaked in 1929, she had once been a volunteer in Toronto during World War 1. There he discovered aviation, and years later he dared to fly a biplane at an air show in Long Beach. She received pilot classes from the hand of another pioneer woman, Neta Snook, both being part of the group of the only 15 female pilots in the world. In 1937 it disappeared during a flight through the central Pacific Ocean.

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  1. Valentina Tereshkova: she was the first woman in history to travel to space, and the only woman to do so alone in 1963. Chosen from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6, her participation was for a study where The aim was to answer whether women had the same physical and mental resistance as men in space. After three days of study, the answer was completely affirmative, representing a great advance for the consideration of the female gender.

Valentina Tereshkova, la primera mujer en el espacio

Being part of the leadership and breaking molds, like BYHOURS being the first micro-stay platform, is a responsibility in society. Examples like those of these three women motivate us every day to continue fighting so that women occupy the place they deserve in society.

And to you, which is the woman that inspires you the most in your life?