Hosting Yannis Moati, CEO, HotelsByDay
Who is Yannis Moati?
Yannis has a rich background of 15 years in travel, from guiding tours in Europe at a young age to co-founding an exotic travel agency, and then directing a New York-based global tour operator company.
Throughout his professional life, for both his clients and personal travels, Yannis had to always pull strings to get a more personalized hotel check-in or check-out times.
Frustration turned to illumination, witnessing first-hand the important customer behavioral shifts of the ‘on-demand’ economy: something could be done in boosting hotel revenues by selling un-committed inventory for the day.
HotelsByDay makes it easier for customers to find and book their one-day stays. They help users navigate around rigid check-in and checkout times so customers can utilize the hotel rooms when they need them — and hotels can bring in additional revenue and add the revenue stream to their current booking system easily through HotelsByDay’s platform. Hotels earn 50% net revenue for a day room when it would otherwise be empty, and guests have somewhere to relax during the day if they need to. So far, HotelsByDay has earned over $5M in gross bookings revenue to date, and 35% of customers are repeat users. They have over 700 North American and London hotels in their system, booked over 54,000 reservations, and have been featured on the Lodging Leaders podcast, as well as multiple other media outlets.
During the webinar, Yannis shared his experience of how he took his vision of making it easier for customers to find and book their one-day stays and molded it into reality with — HotelsByDay. He also shared his knowledge on how to manage remote teams and how to cope up with the challenges of working with remote teams.
Learnings we Grabbed During this Exciting Webinar –
Few things that Yannis mentioned during the webinar were really illuminating like constant communication is what allows teams to have a strong bond even when there is no physical presence. The other thing mentioned by Yannis that caught our attention was his methodology to select the remote team.
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