Over ons

bidroom.com is een travelling community waar je kunt genieten van de laagste hoteltarieven. Hier kun je al je ervaringen delen met andere leden en deel je tips en hints over waar jij naartoe kunt gaan op je volgende avontuur. We maken reizen, gemakkelijker, eerlijker, goedkoper en beter voor iedereen. Wij zijn geen tussenpersoon tussen gast en hotel, wij zijn een brug die reizigers en hoteliers rechtstreeks verbindt. Wij geven u de controle over uw verblijf terug, waar je ook heen gaat in de wereld.

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Het idee achter Bidroom

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. We want to be the golden mean for both the hoteliers and their guests.

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Ons verhaal

2014, oktober

bidroom.com gelanceerd

Michael Ros en Casper Knieriem lanceerde de eerste beta versie van bidroom.com in Den Haag. Het platform evolueerde snel.

2015, dezembro

Het einde van de proefperiode

Na een jaar van testen, lanceerd Michael en Casper officieel het revolutionaire platform. Bidroom is nu live.

2016, maart

Bidroom opent een kantoor in Krakau

Onder de supervisie van Michael, begint er een klein team van sales, marketing, PR en IT te operen midden op Krakau's historische marktplein.

2016, novembro

Geen Commissie

Bidroom gaat door een tijd van grote veranderingen. Het lage-commissie model heeft ruimte gemaakt voor een commissievrij concept en de website is toegankelijk in acht verschillende talen.

2017, januari

Het team groeit sterker

Bidroom breidt haar team uit met hoog gewaardeerde specialisten op het gebied van management en IT. Door de snelle groei van het bedrijf, ondergaat het kantoor midden in het hart van het historische centrum van Krakau een enorme uitbreiding. Tegelijkertijd verhuist het hoofdkantoor van Bidroom van Den Haag naar Amsterdam.

2017, mai

Prestige Award

Bidroom wordt de grote winnaar van het Start-up Innovation Camp op het World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2017! We blijken de meest innovatieve van de 170 deelnemers te zijn.

2017, setembro

Bidroom stelt aanzienlijke inversteringen veilig

Bidroom.com heeft een inverstering van de miljardair Samih Sawiris veiliggesteld. Samih Sawiris is de oprichter van de Orascom Development Group.

2018, januari

Bidroom is de beste Travel Startup van Nederland

Tijdens de reisgala in Noorwijk is bidroom uitgeroepen door TravMagazine, tot de beste startup van Nederand.

2018, abril

Partnerschap met VISA

Na maanden van voorbereidingen konden wij eindelijk de samenwerking van Bidroom en VISA onthullen, waarbij alle visa kaarthouders van Europa gratis toegang krijgen tot de aller beste hoteldeals online.

2018, oktober

Nieuwe raad van bestuur!

Met de nieuwe raad van bestuur gaat Bidroom naar het volgende niveau. Een nieuwe CEO, CFO en CCO komen springen aan boord om bidroom over te zetten van een startup naar een KMO. De oorspronkelijke oprichters van bidroom, nemen nieuwe rollen aan als COO en CDO.

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Over onze revolutie

Goedkoper boeken dan waar dan ook

bidroom.com is een op lidmaatschap gebaseerd online boekingsplatform dat boekbare hotels en appartementen biedt tegen gereduceerde kamerprijzen over de hele wereld. Met Bidroom heeft u altijd een korting van minimaal 5% op de prijs die u op een andere OTA kunt vinden.

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Het team groeit sterker

Jarenlang hebben wij klachten gehoord van hoteliers over de commissie uitmelkende boekingsplatformen zoals booking.com, Expedia en hotels.com

Bas Tolmeijer

CEO

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Bas Tolmeijer

Bas is geboren en getogen in een familie van echte horeca-professionals. Na het afstuderen aan de hotelschool, werkte hij al snel op het hoogste niveau van de internationale hotelbranche, zowal als algemeen directeur voor hotels als voor grote hotelketen. Na jaren van ervaring besloot Bas zijn eigen hotelketen te starten, die hij met succes in de zomer van 2018 heeft verkocht. Naast dit alles is Bas ook een sportfanaat, enthousiaste motivator, teambuilder en eigenaar van een groot sociaal hart. Bas leidt bidroom als CEO.

Michael Ros

COO, Co-founder

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Michael Ros

Michael, een geboren entrepreneur, startte zijn eerste bedrijf al op 18-jarige leeftijd. Vanaf zijn 24ste werkte hij 4 jaar voor een grote internationale onderneming en was hij verantwoordelijk voor een omzet van meer dan 45 miljoen euro per jaar. Hij richtte toen het online reisbureau Travelservice op. Michael is een creatieve ondernemer met ervaring in onderhandelen op bedrijfsniveau. Momenteel houdt hij toezicht op de dagelijkse activiteiten en de afdeling IT van Bidroom.

Casper Knieriem

CDO, Co-founder

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Casper Knieriem

Na zijn studie Bedrijfskunde aan de Erasmus Universiteit, startte Casper zijn eigen outsourcingbedrijf voor financiële diensten dat in 2007 werd verkocht. Samen met Michael startte hij het online reisbureau Travelservice. Hij is een creatieve en energieke ondernemer, die breed denkt, conceptueel sterk is en oog heeft voor kansen. Casper is verantwoordelijk voor de bedrijfsontwikkeling en internationale expansie van Bidroom.

Francesco Monaco

CCO

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Francesco Monaco

Francesco, zoon van Italiaanse immigranten, studeerde hotelbusiness en heeft carrière gemaakt in de internationale hospitality industrie (gespecialiseerd in sales, marketing en communicatie). Samen met zijn zakenpartner Bas startte hij in 2001 een eigen hotelketen, welke in 2018 succesvol is verkocht. Francesco is een echte familieman en is gek op tai chi, The Beatles en barbecueën. Waar hij echt een hekel aan heeft is het betalen van commissies aan OTA's. Francesco is eindverantwoordelijk voor de commerciële organisatie, activiteiten en strategie van Bidroom.

John Stoffers

CFO

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John Stoffers

John houdt van koken, goede wijn en heeft een speciaal talent voor cijfers en feiten. Het is daarom ook niet verwondelijk dat hij na het afronden van de hotelschool heeft gewerkt voor vele hotelgroepen, waar hij de financiële kant van het bedrijf begeleidde. Zijn passies zijn het oplossen van complexe uitdagingen, het opstellen van duidelijke plannen en het bouwen van solide fundamenten. En dat is precies waar John zich mee bezig houdt als Chief Financial Officer van Bidroom.

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Ons team

Het team van Bidroom is een groep vooruitstrevende, proactieve en innovatieve professionals, geleid door hoog ervaren expert uit de hospitality industrie. Ontmoet ons team:

Pauline

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Pauline

Enthusiast, commercially driven & passionate are terms which describe her best. She believes in a healthy work-life balance, loves her job and loves to combine this job with being a proud mother of lovely twins (boy and girl). Another strong belief is that sharing is stronger than competing. Working together and being successful together, that’s her real motivation!

Marcin

Director of Operations

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Marcin

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.

Celso

Lead Developer

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Celso

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.

Łukasz

Social Media Manager

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Łukasz

Our Social Media Ninja. Best at choosing Instagram filters and writing funny stuff on Facebook. When not online, he’s probably watching a movie, roaming around the city or cuddling his cats. Not a huge fan of sports with the exception of cycling.

Szymon

Marketing Manager

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Szymon

The fittest in the office. Martial arts and football fan, one of the best in our table tennis tournaments. With his sports motivation and lunchboxes full of food, he is ready to overcome every challenge.

Isabelle

GSA France

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Isabelle

Aga

HR Manager

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Aga

Strong, professional and dedicated – these are 3 words you can use to describe our HR Manager. At work, she finds the people who will be the best addition to the team and makes sure every employee has what’s needed and that all of the issues are solved. In her free time she loves to relax. What does she mean by that? Yoga, tennis and travelling are her main hobbies and, as it is generally known, wine will not interrupt with any of those activities. Another thing she likes? Analogue photography.

Michael

PR Manager

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Michael

Advocated for other people long enough to forget how to speak for himself. So here’s what his Mom says: “I just wish he’d stop being a clown, got married, and become the first billionaire in the family”.
Responsible for our demanding media relations with 100 story ideas per day (give his pitch a chance!). Yeah, he lived abroad a bit and does exercise regularly, of course. Creator of many delicious dishes, 25% of a comedian, outdoorsman, and a secretive (ghost)writer, who claims to look better IRL. A recommended friend by 4 out of 5 people in his own study from 2017.

Anna

Support

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Anna

Monika P

Data Manager

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Monika P

Individual, self-motivated, experienced and reliable person who always tries to deliver her work at her best. She has been always passionate about travel market, booking tools and hospitality industry. She spent last 6 years in Ireland working in a busy travel technology start-up and learning a lot about the hospitality industry itself. She recently returned to her homeland and became one of our staff members. She loves travelling and tasting local food. In her free time, she watches TV series, listens to music, meets with people and of course searches for cheap flights to get away for a weekend! Her biggest dream is to go on volunteer adventure trip.  

Monika F

Data Specialist

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Monika F

Positive, ambitious and eager to learn all the time. She loves the good company to spend time and party with. Her cheerfulness and character make her an incredible addition to the Bidroom family. When it comes to her hobbies, it is definitely traveling. She loves to fly in planes, road trips in a car with loud music and explore the world in general. Her favorite remedy for anything? Ice cream!

Steve

Content Marketing Manager

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Steve

Born in London, he brings solid experience in client, marketing & people management. He has worked for globally recognized companies, as well as managing many bars and restaurants and is now part of the Bidroom family bringing with him, professionalism, as well as a wealth of experience. He’s also passionate about music as a vocalist and theatre as an actor whilst trying to be a father all at the same time. All of this gives him a unique perspective which he brings to work with him along with endless enthusiasm.

Karolina

Data Specialist

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Karolina

Cheerful, winter-loving student, who loves to learn languages. If you ask her what she likes, she mostly focuses on two things – her love for dogs and her love for food. Her ambitions and self-motivation allow her to be a great addition to the Bidroom Team. She’s kind and helpful, which makes her a great friend and a valuable worker. Did she mention that she loves dogs?

Ignacio

Sales Representative Spain

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Ignacio

Our Spanish Market Representative has lived and worked in 5 different countries before moving to Poland to join Bidroom. He has worked in the hotel industry for the last 10 years in England, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany and Mexico. He is also a huge football fan, a loyal supporter of Real Betis, a team from his homeland Seville. His other passion is playing piano and because of that he misses not having one in Kraków at the moment.  

Kamil G

Full-Stack Developer

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Kamil G

If you need one word to describe him it will be hard-working. Kamil sleeps only because the human body needs it, but he thinks it’s just a waste of time. Besides working in Bidroom, he is also studying management. If you ask him about his passions, it’s coding and cooking. He’s a pedant in the first one, but also crazy about all of the new technologies. In his free time, he loves to escape to the mountains and recharge.

Edwin

Team Leader & Country Manager Netherlands

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Edwin

Our Dutch friend is another great addition to the team. Having been in the travel industry since 2011, he brings the needed experience to his job as a Team Leader and Country Manager for the Netherlands.
Outside of work, he is a passionate musician and a songwriter. He also loves photography and hiking.

Kamil Ł

Full-Stack Developer

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Kamil Ł

Another interesting addition to our team in Krakow. As a very practical person, he loves building things that are useful and just work. An undying fan of 5 sentence emails, agile approach and audiobooks. After hours, he runs networking meeting OpenCoffeeKRK and additionally, he is helping Kraków Startup Community #OMGKRK. In his free time, he cycles and plays squash.

Josefin

Country Manager DACH

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Josefin

Alex

Sales Representative Greece

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Alex

Giota

Sales Representative Greece

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Giota

Dominika

Customer Support Administrator

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Dominika

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.

Adnan

Country Manager Turkey

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Adnan

He studied Business Administration at the Bosphorus University, the top best university in
Turkey. With 15 years of experience as a hotelier, he made the best part of his career in
the hospitality sector as Small Hotels Advisor and offered advisory services to small and
boutique hotel owners and investors. He has visionary approaches in terms of new marketing
tools to boost hospitality business. He is open-minded and team worker, also a founder of
small hotels association of Turkey. He loves exploring, social networking, travelling and has
been to 82 countries all around the World. He believed in Bidroom business model and
decided to help Bidroom spread into Turkey as Country Manager.

Eugenia

Client Support

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Eugenia

Bidroom’s own unicorn with a huge amount of love for fiction books, peanut butter, healthy smoothies and her rabbit Gigi. Loves to learn and has quite an experience with customer service, which makes her a great person for Customer Care. When she’s not working, she travels and learns. Despite finishing university she still keeps on broadening her knowledge about the world around her. She also wants you to know that she is a really nice person with a lot of dedication and professionalism.

Lidiia

Sales Representative Eastern Europe

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Lidiia

Our Ukrainian friend, who is amazing at cooking and swimming. With her love of learning new languages and getting to know different cultures, she travels around the world very often. A self-determined employee with a passion for the tourism industry, she is an amazing addition to the team. As our Sales Representative, she brings a lot of professionalism, dedication and energy into our office.

Jolanta

Country Manager Poland

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Jolanta

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 co​mpleted a half-marathon.

Olga

Marketing Support

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Olga

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 her. 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!

Izabela

Country Manager Italy

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Izabela

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.

Tomasz

Global Support Manager

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Tomasz

The analytical mind of the team. He loves the flexibility and the possibilities Bidroom offers him. Pierogi-lover and bunnies advocate in the dogs vs cats battle. He is very determined, consistent and always customer-oriented.

Federica

Sales Representative Italy

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Federica

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.

Kamil K

Account Manager

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Kamil K

Sport-loving, family-oriented and very motivated – these are the words you could use to describe our 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!

Liliia

Sales Representative Spain

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Liliia

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.

Mohammed

Sales Representative Egypt

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Mohammed

Motivated and open-minded, the Egyptian smiley guy joined Bidroom Team with good communication and negotiations skills to take responsibility for the Arabic region. After obtaining a BA in French History and Literature, he worked for one of the biggest travel agents in the world. He loves his family, football, cooking, sport, travelling and meeting new people. He’s also a big fan of Zamalek SC.

 

Billy

Online Marketing Manager

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Billy

Our personal Growth Hacker. Here is what he wants you to know about him:
“My name is Billy.
I love cashew and hate pineapple on pizza.
You can run but you cannot hide.”

Konstantinos

Country Manager Greece

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Konstantinos

Konstantinos is one different Greek. Although coming from a sunny country, Konstantinos had lived in Copenhagen the last couple of years and recently moved to Krakow to follow his passion at Bidroom – working for ambitious startups. His hobbies – fitness and travelling.

Sebastian

Full-Stack Developer

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Sebastian

All throughout his childhood, he loved to design and to build things. Because of that, he is such a great Developer Engineer. When he’s outside the office, he needs a high dose of adrenaline which also allows him to maintain his level of endorphins.

Daniel

Country Manager LATAM

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Daniel

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.

Gosia

Office Manager

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Gosia

Gosia has hospitality running through her veins. As a daughter of the guest house owner, she already knew a lot before studying hotel management and working in this industry for the past few years. Such experience joined with meticulous attitude puts her as the right person in the right place – our office manager. Even though she likes to escape the office from time to time to travel.

Joanna

Sales Representative Netherlands

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Joanna

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.

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