COSI Group raises 20 million EUR in fresh growth
Germany's leading provider of short-term rentals using smart technology and driver of the new asset class Commercial Living, secures an additional 20 million euros in growth capital. COSI develops new technology solutions for the real estate industry, focusing on hotels and apartment rentals. COSI automates operational processes by up to 80 percent, enabling hotel operators to save up to 60 percent through restructuring.
Medicine for the hotel industry: an Immobilien Zeitung exclusive
COSI today in the Immobilien Zeitung: "Business travellers as medicine for the ailing hotel industry" - Insights into the European hotel markets during Corona. With figures and an outlook from our CEO Christian Gaiser
"Deutschland, Start Up!" by e-ventures co-founder and managing director!
COSI is proud to be included in an exclusive book from Andreas Haug, Christian Leybold and Andreas Nölting, “Deutschland, Start Up!” on the new generation of entrepreneurs that drive digital change in Germany!
Thomas Daily exclusive
Thomas Daily published an interview with Christian Gaiser for a comprehensive article on our business performance during the first and second Covid-19 lockdowns and which expansion plans COSI has for the future:
"COSI says it has weathered the Corona crisis very well so far. It has benefited from the fact that the current twelve properties could very easily be switched from short-stay to mid-stay and thus to a more residential-like use", said CEO Christian Gaiser in an interview with TD.
Sketch -- an homage to Berlin's artistic aesthetic
Sketch has a unique architectural style with a red brick building protected for its monumental and historical significance. Large windows extending from the high ceilings welcome sunlight into the 38 newly furnished rooms and suites.
Roca -- our eclectic new location in Barcelona
Roca embodies the eclecticism and free-spiritedness of Barcelona. We are excited to introduce our first location in Spain that unites the comfort of a private home and the delight of a friction-free experience.
Artists in residence: the remaking of Sketch
In the autumn of 2020, the story of Sketch began. A former antiquated space is converted with boutique design. We are excited to announce our new refurbishment project in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Learn more about the making of Sketch and our design philosophy.
Corona forces start-ups to rethink travel
The German Business Newspaper Handelsblatt covers COSI’s business model and flexibility during the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic paralysed almost the entire travel and mobility industry and forced many players into difficult situations, or even worse, brought to complete operations halt. COSI managed to use the situation as an opportunity. Flexibility and adaptability is deeply entrenched in our business model. Our best-in-class technology enabled us to deliver a complete digital guest experience. In a time like this, it is exactly what the new generation of travellers are looking for.
A new home for Berlin's creative cool
An urban hideaway is reborn. Nook is an ode to the vibrant Mitte neighbourhood of Berlin and embodies COSI's full concept. Discover our new lighthouse property and learn more about our design philosophy.
Travel Industry Club endorse COSI with Mobility and Travel Award 2020
We are honoured to receive the Mobility & Business Travel Award 2020 for our best-in-class technology. Learn more about our achievement and our journey.
Builders network interview with Christian Gaiser: Risk taking and maintaining balance
Christian Gaiser, co-founder and CEO of COSI, shares lessons learnt from his entrepreneurial journey as a founding member of two international businesses and as an active angel investor.
MYSELF Magazine's conversation with COSI co-founder Inga Svinhufvud Laudiero: the journey to creativity
Following an inspiring career change, Inga Svinhufvud Laudiero, co-founder and chief creative officer of COSI, recounts her entrepreneurial journey and learnings along the way. Read the extended English version for the search of creativity and growth, a discussion held together with MYSELF Magazine in Germany.
Tripadvisor awards all three COSI Prague properties with Travellers' Choice Distinction
Within months of launch, COSI’s Prague properties have already received great reviews and feedback from travellers worldwide. Discover our best-in-class technology and learn more about our Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award winners.
Strauss, a versatile living space in Vienna for the modern traveller
A couple of weeks ago COSI launched Strauss; a beautiful, fully renovated residential building in south-west Vienna with modern, fully equipped private apartments. Discover Austria’s capital from a different point of view, as well as one of its most up-and-coming neighbourhoods.
COSI named by Skift promising player post covid crisis
Long-term effects of Covid on the travel industry will fundamentally change the market of independent hotels. Skift names COSI as a promising player to watch post Covid crisis for its focus on automation and digitisation to tackle lower market demand and to keep variable costs as low as possible.
Live like a local at Belfort in Berlin Prenzlauerberg
With outstanding results since its launch, Belfort is a city destination for families, groups of friends and business travellers looking for a relaxing private space with contactless entry. Begin your next urban adventure in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, and experience life like a Berliner.
How will air travel change in the future?
The MD of Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Gleb Tritus, shared his perspective on the future of travel in an interview with our Co-founder & CEO Christian Gaiser.
COSI selected as "rising star" by leading tech fund Idinvest
The leading French technology investment firm Idinvest, part of Eurazeo Growth and one of the biggest investors in Europe, has selected COSI as a rising star in the travel sector among 14 other travel companies.
90% occupancy despite corona
Read how this hospitality newcomer achieved 90% occupancy in April & May despite Corona. Get your free case study & discover how your real estate strategy can benefit.
The modern traveller finds a new home at COSI's Munico location
With over 18 million overnight stays in 2019, Munich is the second most visited city in Germany. It has the highest percentage of international travellers in the country at almost 50% and attracts both leisure and business travellers.
The first hotel chain for the digital age
Read COSI's elevator pitch: "We are building a new type of hotel chain, completely digitalized. We develop the software for this ourselves - from the virtual reception to the housekeeping app.
This means we save 60 percent of running costs and can also profitably operate small sites that would not be lucrative for other hotel chains."
COSI's secret launch in beta
By applying a successful strategy from the mobile software playbook, COSI has already launched 5 beautiful city locations in just a few months. They are live, realising results such as 80% occupancy in the first month.
Inga Svinhufvud Laudiero, Selected Top Founder, Doer and Creative 2020 by Business Punk Magazine
We are proud to announce the missing link within our founding team, we welcome Inga Svinhufvud Laudiero as Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. Inga joined us to shape our brand and create an authentic space together with our high caliber interior design team. I have known Inga for over 10 years, and am confident her creative flare and institutional expertise will no doubt generate success.
COSI raises EUR5m Seed round from Cherry, e-ventures and prime list of travel and real estate entrepreneurs
COSI meets the modern Zeitgeist of travellers in today's stressful world, that traditional hotels rarely serve: Guests prefer the cozy feeling of a home over a standard hotel room; appreciate the unique design of a boutique hotel in a location with character; and value seamless technology concepts that provide guidance, save waiting times and cut friction out of the old school guest stay experience.