Bidroom.com is not just an accommodation reservation platform. It’s a community of travellers who want to save on their stays at hotels, while retaining the same standard of rooms.
Our founders decided to launch Bidroom.com after countless conversations with the hospitality industry professionals who were fed up with the current state of the market. We want to disrupt the duopoly of Priceline and Expedia while bringing profits for the hoteliers and their guests. We are the revolution!
The idea behind Bidroom is to bring fairness to the hospitality industry by not charging the hotels any commission or fees for bookings, while providing the discount of up to 25% for the members. We want to be the golden mean for both the hoteliers and their guests.
Michael Ros and Casper Knieriem launch the first beta version of Bidroom.com in the Hague. The platform evolves quickly.
After a year of testing, Michael and Casper decide to officially launch the revolutionary platform. Bidroom is now live.
A small team starts sales, marketing, and PR operations under Michael’s supervision in an office right on the Kraków’s Main Square.
Bidroom goes through some big changes, involving the drop of its old low-commission model, and making its website available in eight languages.
Bidroom hires highly-valued specialists in multiple areas of management, and moves to a bigger office in Kraków, while also relocating its original headquarters from the Hague to Amsterdam.
Bidroom is deemed the winner of the Start-up Innovation Camp at the World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2017! We are found to be the most innovative of the 170 participants.
Bidroom.com is a membership-based online booking platform that offers 30,000+ bookable hotels and apartments at discounted room rates. With Bidroom you always save at least 5% and up to 25% on your bookings, as compared to the prices offered by the major booking websites.
When purchasing your subscription, you not only put yourself in a position to save on your travels but also support the hospitality industry. We don’t charge the hoteliers any fees for the bookings, so that they can save as well! We aim to create a win-win situation on the travel market.
A natural-born entrepreneur, Michael started his first company at the age of 18. From the age of 24, he worked for 4 years for a large international enterprise and was responsible for a turnover of 45 million euros per year. Thereafter he founded the online travel agency Travelservice. Michael is a creative sales person with experience in negotiating at a corporate business level. Currently, he oversees Bidroom's marketing, PR and sales.
After studying Business Administration at the Erasmus University, Casper started his own outsourcing company for financial services which was sold in 2007. He is a creative and energetic entrepreneur, who thinks broadly, is conceptually strong and has an eye for business opportunities. Better known as the numbers guy, Casper is in charge of Bidroom's finances and business development.
The Bidroom team currently counts 50 people at the office located on the Market Square in Kraków. We're a group of young and proactive people led by experienced hospitality industry experts. Meet the key figures:
Our IT magician. Once he wanted to be the pilot, but found computers to be his true passion. Great at turning complex problems into simple ones, very driven and ambitious. With his positive attitude there is no challenge too difficult for him. He also loves grilled salmon, in case you were interested.
A proactive individual who strives for organisation and loves to interact with new people. Anna has come back to her homeland after time in the U.K. and found a second home within the Bidroom team & office. A music lover and huge advocate for unhealthy food, Anna is always there to support our team and most importantly, our customers.
Senior Account Manager
Sport-loving, family-oriented and very motivated – these are the 3 words you could use to describe our Senior Account Manager. Having spent his entire life in Hospitality Industry and working for biggest OTAs and hotel chains, you can be more than sure he has the knowledge needed in this job. In his free time, he likes to run with his dog and simply be with his family. Another interesting fact – he has completed 3 marathons!
Sales Representative Spain
Our Ukrainian traveller has joined us after studying and working in different countries such as Spain and USA. In Bidroom, she is responsible for Spanish and Latin American markets. Motivated and ambitious, she brings joy and energy to the team which she considers the best she has ever worked with. In her free time, she dances, does sports and loves hanging out with cool, interesting people.
Sales Representative Egypt
Sales Intern Germany
She spent her whole life in Berlin, but after finishing school she has moved to Poland and pursued her passion – acting. To keep herself busy, apart from theatre classes she is gathering her first work experience in Bidroom by helping the Sales Team. While being here, she has already learnt a lot and met people who quickly became her good friends. She says that the people are the reason for every day at work starting with a smile.
Sales Representative Greece
Country Manager Greece
One of the younger ones in the company, but just as hard-working and ambitious. Studying marketing, loving to travel, learn and meeting new people, she finds Bidroom as the perfect place for an internship. In her free time she goes to the gym, meets with her friends, reads a lot and tries to cook. What does she hate? Having nothing to do, of course!
Director of Operations
Truly global citizen with a huge passion for his little world – Krakow. As an enthusiast of hospitality industry, he has been looking at it from all angles – 10 years of experience as a hotelier, business developer, traveler and travel writer, made him fully understand our world. What he most believes in, are people. They are the biggest strength of every organization and the source of biggest inspirations. At Bidroom he makes sure everything works in terms of company operations.
Customer Support Administrator
She once wanted to be a spy, but realized she was best at working with people, so she joined our team as sales support. Even though she claims that her biggest talent is sleeping, she is definitely not lazy. She is afraid of people who smell like strawberries, yet, she does love skittles.
Country Manager Spain
Coming from Brazil, he brings solid experience in client, project & people management.. He has worked for global companies and accounts, and is now part of Bidroom family contributing with a high dose of professionalism. Besides the business part, he’s passionate about sports & music (i.e. multi-instrumentalist,
singer, song-writer and amateur producer) and believes that a well-balance life is key for personal & professional success.
Sales Representative Italy
Came from Florence pushed by the curiosity of getting in touch with another culture, as well as by her passion for travelling. At Bidroom she’s now responsible for the Italian market. Her past experiences have helped her in dealing with different people and the dynamics of a sales job. Honesty and clarity are the virtues she lives by.
Country Manager Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Returned to her homeland after spending 12 years on Sicily working in the Italian hospitality industry. Has strong experience in various areas of hotel management. Always looking at the bright side of things and ready to help her team in daily challenges. After work she masters her cooking skills.
Country Manager France & Africa
Country Manager Poland
Passionate hotelier with several years of experience in sales, operation and team management. Enormously energizing and dynamic, she laughs a lot and shares her smile with the whole team every day. Positive thinker, who loves to ride a bicycle and rest actively with her family and friends. She completed a half-marathon.
Country Manager Netherland
Lived and worked in 6 different countries. Creative mind. Generator of new ideas and improvements’ seeker. Passionate about personal growth, design and interior styling. In her free time she is either reading or making lamps&furniture or making projects of new interiors. She also loves to cook&host, travel and meet new people. She can not imagine winter without snowboarding and a weekend without visiting DIY store.
Naturally talkative cat-lover as independent as the pets she likes. Since her biggest passion are travels, she finds Bidroom a perfect workplace. She claims she can’t enter the kitchen without setting something on fire. As an optimist though, she moves on and orders some food via the phone.
Country Manager Russia & Asia
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