No commission to hotels. Better deals for travel lovers.

Founded with the mission to make the hotel industry fair for both travellers and hotels, Bidroom is the first membership-based marketplace for travel lovers. Hotels get bookings with no commission, and instead, they offer discounts and added perks to members.

Bidroom in numbers

User icon 85 employees
Flag icon 19 nationalities
Coffee cup icon 234 coffees per day
Glove icon 5 fighters
100% passionate
Marker icon 152 countries visited
Paw icon 3 dogs
Pen icon 38 employees with a master's degree
Tone icon 3 singers

The hotel industry is broken. We’re working to fix it.

Online travel agencies and public booking platforms have made it easier for travellers to find and book hotels, but this convenience comes with a price. Hotels are dependent on these platforms to get business, and they have to pay up to 30% commission on every booking they get. We’re building a community where hotels can offer better deals to members, because they’re not losing revenue to commission fees.

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bidroom icon 2014, October Bidroom.com beta is launched

Michael Ros and Casper Knieriem launch the first beta version of bidroom.com in The Hague. What starts out as a bidding system to provide travellers with the lowest hotel prices quickly evolves into a booking platform.

bidroom icon 2015, December Testing phase complete

After a year of testing, Michael and Casper officially launch the revolutionary platform. Bidroom is now live.

buildings icon 2016, March New office opened in Kraków, Poland

A small team starts sales, marketing, PR and IT operations under Michael’s supervision in a restored 14th-century palace, right on Kraków’s Main Square.

bidroom icon 2016, November No commission & membership model

Bidroom undergoes some big changes. The low commission model for hotels is replaced with a commission-free model, and a subscription model for users is introduced. The website is made available in eight languages.

people icon 2017, January Our team strengthens & expands

We onboard many highly valued specialists across management and IT. Our Krakow office undergoes a huge expansion to accommodate the rapid growth of the company, while the Netherlands HQ are moved from the Hague to a prime location in Amsterdam.

award icon 2017, May Awarded most innovative

Out of 170 entrants, Bidroom is deemed the winner of the Startup Innovation Camp at the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne.

rocket icon 2017, September Substantial investment secured

Samih Sawiris, billionaire and founder of the Orascom Development Group invests in Bidroom and our growing potential.

hands icon 2018, January Partnership with Visa announced

After months of preparation, we announce a new partnership with Visa. Bidroom becomes Visa’s preferred travel booking platform, and Visa cardholders are able to receive the best hotel deals online directly.

award icon 2018, April The ‘Best Travel Startup’ in the Netherlands

TravMagazine awards us this title at the Travel Gala in Noordwijk.

bidroom icon 2018, October New board of directors

Another investment is secured, and we welcome a new board of directors comprising experienced hospitality industry professionals. Bidroom transitions from startup to SME

people icon 2019, March New CTO & new website

Straight from Silicon Valley, Maurizio Tripi joins as our CTO and board member. A newly redesigned website, offering new features and an improved customer experience, is officially presented at ITB Berlin.

award icon 2019, August We make WIRED UK’s Top 100 European Startups

We make WIRED UK’s Top 100 European Startups Bidroom was named one of the hottest startups in Europe according to WIRED UK Magazine. We can’t argue with that..

bidroom icon 2019, November Our co-founder presents at Web Summit

Our co-founder Michael Ros took over the stage at the conference in Lisbon. His pitch is still one of the most popular videos on Web Summit’s official Vimeo channel.

people icon 2020, January I Meet Hotel goes global

Bidroom introduces the first global industry event connecting hoteliers to the future of hospitality. A new edition is held in Istanbul, with global chapters slated to be held in Amsterdam, Switzerland, and Paris.

rocket icon 2020, March Selected as a Plug and Play elite startup accelerator

Bidroom is selected among a small group of startups from all over the world to join the Plug & Play accelerator programme.

bidroom icon Now Working hard!

We continue testing innovative ways to revolutionise the travel industry. We’re obsessed with finding opportunities to convert an outdated way of booking into a platform that unites travellers and brings value to the whole travel experience, beyond just booking a hotel.

bidroom icon 2015, December Testing phase complete

After a year of testing, Michael and Casper officially launch the revolutionary platform. Bidroom is now live.

Our Team

The Bidroom team is a forward thinking, proactive and innovative group of professionals led by highly experienced hospitality industry experts.

Michael Ros CEO
John Stoffers CFO
Francesco Monaco CCO
Maurizio Tripi CTO
Bas Tolmeijer Chairman of the Board
Pauline VP Marketing & Communications
Caroline VP of Business Development
Marcin Director of Operations
Jolanta Head of Hotel Community Growth
Szymon Head of Brand
Dmitriy Head of Performance
Marta Head of Partnership activation
Celso Software Engineer
Kasia Software Engineer
Martin Software Engineer
Jakub Software Engineer
Kamil Software Engineer
Sebastian Software Engineer
Sebastian Software Engineer
Natalia Software Engineer
Michał Software Engineer
Eugenia Product Manager
Dominika Localization Lead
Kamil Business Analyst
Paweł UX/UI Designer
Ola UX/UI Designer
Daniel Project Manager
Piotr Project Manager
Wojtek Quality Assurance Specialist
Eryk DevOps
Tomasz Software Engineer
Kamil Software Engineer
Wojciech Software Engineer
Kamil Software Engineer
Martyna Graphic Designer
Grace Content Writer
Ania Social Media Specialist
Paula Junior Graphic Designer
Justyna Business Development China
David Fintech Business Development Manager
Katarzyna Partnership Project Specialist
Kristian PR & Event Manager
Magdalena Senior Business Development Manager
Wiola Operations Manager
Kasia Office Manager
Kasia Recruitment Manager
Izabela Senior Hotel Community Growth Manager
Lidiia Senior Hotel Community Growth Manager
Mohammed Hotel Community Growth Manager MENA
Alex Hotel Community Growth Manager
Adnan Country Manager Turkey
Sean Hotel Community Growth Manager UK&Ireland
Thomas IT Support Manager
Monika Back Office Manager
Alexandros Back Office Specialist

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