Yannis Moati and his team got frustrated with the inflexibility of hotel check-ins, so they launched HotelsByDay.com in 2015 to allow guests the ability to book modular hotel stays by blocks of hours.
Q: What would you like to see your team accomplish in 2019?
Besides doubling revenues? I wish to see our team accomplish the impossible by partnering with both an airline company and a dating company.
Q: Who is your role model or hero?
My role model is Barack Obama, for his sense of decency and genuine attempt to build a caring society. My hero is my wife, for baring me for the last years since the startup launch.
My role model is Barack Obama, for his sense of decency and genuine attempt to build a caring society.
~ Yannis Moati
Q: What is your favorite book?
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett.
Q: Do you use any specific method or system to run daily operations?
I find WhatsApp group chats to be more agile to use than Slack channels.
Q: Looking back - if you could advise a younger version of yourself to do something different - what would it be?
Get to the hotel industry right away and never look back!