Our journey started by bringing together a team of people bursting with talent and experience with a shared mission to champion the independent sector and help small hotels, B&Bs and accommodation providers succeed online.
Launched in 2004, we originally sold technology to tourist boards. Following acquisition by Investcorp in 2011, our CEO, Michele, and CTO, Eric, innovated the ‘eviivo suite’ as the backbone of our company, as well as our own hotel booking platform, www.toprooms.com Operating accommodation is a demanding, full-time job – we use technology to give owners their time back. From managing online bookings and taking payments to staying competitive and gaining coverage on online travel agents, eviivo has it covered.
This is a mission we are truly passionate about, providing free advice for property owners and generating positive press for those we represent. It’s our pleasure to work with so many unique properties, and we’re proud that so many of our customers have been recognised by the biggest names in travel as some of the best independent hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses in the industry.
Our commitment to supporting the independent accommodation marketplace extends to hosting a yearly awards ceremony run by our staff and featuring celebrity judges in categories like Tastiest Breakfast or Most Beautifully Presented.
We’ve won a few awards ourselves too: Best Technology Product at the coveted Travolution Awards, Best Accommodation Booking Solutions Provider and Best Property Management System at the Business Elite Awards. This has helped us grow rapidly since 2004, now working with over 16,000 properties across six continents. Testament to this is the Amazon Growing Business B2B Business of the Year award we won in November 2018.
Our employees are as varied as our customers, possessing not just a wealth of hospitality experience but also a real passion for the independent accommodation sector and a shared sense of adventure. We work hard to be innovative and strive to be different from the rest. It’s what makes us unique… along with Wooly, our mascot, of course.
We now have more than 170 people developing products and supporting customers from across 7 offices worldwide. You can find us in person at events across Europe and the US – get in touch if you want to say hi. We’re also pretty active on social media – look us up on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram, or see what we’ve been up to on YouTube.
HQ is in London’s exciting King’s Cross, surrounded by the biggest innovators in business; we’re a stone’s throw from Google’s UK headquarters and Expedia. We’re very close to the Eurostar – and even Harry Potter’s platform 9 ¾! Our unique HQ is a converted church, surrounded by a churchyard. The most famous ex-resident of our office is Joseph Grimaldi, who introduced the modern clown to the world. Grimaldi is buried in the churchyard and on his birthday clowns come from all over the world to pay their respects. Our meeting rooms and offices pay homage to the Grimaldi legacy with references to famous entertainers from around the world, like the Dame Edna Everage and Laurel & Hardy rooms. Aside from London we are expanding globally, and now have offices in France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia and the USA.
eviivo HQ, London, UK
eviivo Düsseldorf, Germany
eviivo Lyon, France
eviivo Paris, France
eviivo Tunis, Tunisia
eviivo Rome, Italy
eviivo Austin, USA
A Note From Wooly
I’m Wooly the sheep and I’m the mascot here at eviivo. My responsibilities include being the face of eviivo, welcoming visitors and making sure everything at the company is in sheep shape! I love clowning around too – every year I meet up with my silly friends at our London HQ to commemorate the life of Joseph Grimaldi, the founding father of clowns. We all get some strange looks from people, but who the flock cares? Not me!
I was born 21st October 2014 in Devon and I’m a Libraaah! I’m a very intrepid sheep and going on adventures is my favourite thing.
You can read all about my travels here! When I travel I love to make new friends. If ewe do too, follow my adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @eviivo Lots of love from Wooly