GuruHotel is Shopify for the hotel industry. Independent hotels use our software to rebuild their hotel website, drive more direct bookings from online travel agencies (OTAs), and generate 30% more revenue. We have decades of experience building products and leading companies in the hotel industry, including founding and selling LastRoom, the HotelTonight for LATAM. That’s where we learned that 73% of people who find a hotel room on Booking.com or Expedia also check the hotel website to see if the price is cheaper. Independent hotels are missing these opportunities because they haven’t figured out that they should offer extras, discounts, and better user experience in order to drive bookings on their websites to avoid paying 15-25% commissions to OTAs. We help them automate all of this. Why now - Shopify did this for e-commerce allowing them to pull their content from Amazon - we will do this for hotels allowing them to gain freedom from Booking and Expedia.
Hospitality Professional with over 10 years of experience in E-commerce, Revenue Management and Online Distribution for Hotels and Vacation Rentals. Broad experience managing overall sales for properties in Mexico and the Caribbean with a deep understanding of booking engines, channel managers, price comparison and revenue management tools. Country Manager at Beonprice, Y Combinator Alumni and co-founder of GuruHotel.
Cofounder at @GuruHotel (YCW20). Angel Investor in +40 LATAM startups.
I make digital products. I am based in Medellín, Colombia. Brands and UI / UX designer, frontend developer lead and co-founder of GuruHotel, Inc.