Lodgify began a decade ago with the aim of revolutionizing the world of vacation rentals, and what an extraordinary journey it has been.
From our humble beginnings as a bold startup to becoming a global force in the industry, Lodgify’s relentless pursuit of excellence has reshaped the way property owners and hosts connect with travelers around the world.
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, reliving the moments that shaped Lodgify’s success story, including our first-ever website, our original logo, and our old office.
Lodgify’s 10-year anniversary is not just a reflection of our history but a testament to our enduring commitment to empowering independent hosts and property managers everywhere. So, let us toast to a decade of unwavering dedication to making every traveler’s stay unforgettable and every host’s dream achievable.
From college roommates to business partners, Dennis Klett & Marco de Gregorio ignited a dream they had from college and turned it into game-changing software. After being asked to help their families rent out their vacation rentals, they discovered a need in the industry. There was no other software that could easily create websites, as well have an integrated property management system in it.
Lodgify began a bit later in Barcelona, Spain, in a cozy coworking space buzzing with determination, where individuals worked keenly on a flourishing passion project. Among them was Dennis Klett, Lodgify’s CEO, who managed to juggle a full-time job during the day and would then contribute remotely by night.
Back then, Lodgify was just a four-man show.
At night, we were product managers, and during the day, I was a programmer.” – Marco De Gregorio, Co-founder & Chief AI Officer
In a race against time, the team poured their heart and soul into bringing the product to life. The intensity of those days was both slightly stressful and exhilarating. The pressure was undeniably there, but it was the kind that fueled their desire to create, innovate, and add value to their future customers.
Building a company is very difficult. It’s very hard, but at the same time, it’s very fulfilling.” – Dennis Klett, Co-founder & CEO
Almost a year of relentless effort, sweat, and perhaps a few tears culminated in a momentous occasion on August 29, 2013—the official launch. With one decisive click, the Lodgify website went live, accompanied by a feature in TechCrunch, an influential online magazine.
Today, the Lodgify team has close to 300 employees and is based in a state-of-the-art office in central Barcelona.
Transforming the face of Lodgify: Logo and website
Tilt your head just a bit and hold that pose for a moment – there it is, the Lodgify logo that’s been with us since the beginning: a house from a bird’s eye view, nestled alongside a tree.
This iconic logo made its debut back in 2013, and while it may have undergone subtle changes over the years, those changes also mirrored the evolution of our website.
Our journey has been marked by the dedicated collaboration of countless individuals, pouring their time, effort, and creativity into both the website and our product. The driving force behind it all has been a shared vision of maintaining a clean, appealing website – a reflection of what we encourage our users to aspire to as well.
In 2016, we took a bold step and revamped our design entirely. It was like we had a brand-new website, breathing fresh life into our digital presence.
But the story doesn’t end there. The final transformation before our website took on its current appearance unfolded in late 2017. Take a look, and you’ll notice the fonts, website templates for our users, and color schemes are starting to resemble the Lodgify you know today.
Pioneering products and prized awards
Marked by a series of milestones and impressive accolades, Lodgify’s rise has been an adventure. With the launch of our much-loved Website Builder, Mobile App, and now the introduction of our AI Assistant, we have redefined the vacation rental industry, providing property owners and managers with powerful tools to streamline their operations and enhance guest experiences.
Our dedication to excellence has been recognized throughout the years with several prestigious awards, and now in 2023, we hold the titles of Most Recommended Software 2023 and Best Customer Support 2023 by Software Advice and Category Leaders 2023 by GetApp.
Moreover, our status as an Airbnb Preferred Software Partner 2023 and Vrbo Elite Partner 2023 highlights our strong industry partnerships and unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier services. These milestones and accolades are not just a testament to our past achievements but a promise of even greater innovations and successes in the future.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
As we celebrate Lodgify’s first 10 years, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to all the vacation rental owners, property managers, employees, partners, and stakeholders who have been the key to our success. It has been an incredible decade of growth, innovation, and building lasting relationships within the vacation rental industry.
Looking back, we have seen the vacation rental landscape evolve, and we are proud to have played a part in empowering property owners and managers with the tools they need to thrive. Our journey has been one of continuous improvement, driven by your feedback, support, and trust.
As we embark on future adventures, we remain committed to delivering top-notch software solutions, exceptional 24/7 customer support, and innovative features to make your vacation rental business even more successful. We are excited about the future and the opportunities it holds for all of us.
Once again, thank you for being part of the Lodgify family. Your loyalty and partnership inspire us every day. Here’s to the next 10 years of growth, success, and creating memorable guest experiences together. Cheers to a bright future!
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