Selina

img Panamá, Panama
1001 - 5000 employees

Selina is one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality brands, blending beautifully-designed accommodation with coworking, recreation, wellness, and local experiences. Custom-built for today’s nomadic traveler, Selina provides guests with a global infrastructure to seamlessly travel and work abroad. Founded in Latin America in 2015, each Selina property is designed in partnership with local artists, creators and tastemakers, breathing new life into existing buildings in interesting locations around the world -- from urban cities to remote beaches and jungles. Selina currently operates 52 locations throughout Latin America and Europe and is growing at an average of a new property each week. The company plans to rapidly expand across Europe and the United States, targeting 400 locations and 100,000 beds by 2023.

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Tourism startup Co-founder faces “toughest day of his life”

1 month ago

Contxto – April 2, 2020 was dubbed by startup Co-founder/CEO, Max Oliveira, “the toughest day of his life.” In a LinkedIn post he stated that MaxMilhas, the company he’d helped launch seven years ago, would be laying off a “significant part” of its team. And unfortunately, “significant” is the appropriate term, as 167 members of […]

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Startup Selina strives to secure financing in the midst of a hospitality hurricane

2 months ago

Contxto – As Airbnb’s IPO hangs in the balance, another hospitality startup is also being hit hard by the coronavirus’ (Covid-19) effects on global tourism. Panamanian Selina is struggling to find capital to fuel its upcoming operations and plans. Documents recovered by media outlet The Real Deal this week suggest that Selina is ambitious in […]

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Hospitality startup Selina aims for US$500 million property fund with Bank of America

5 months ago

Contxto – Selina, the Panamanian-born hospitality startup, is sizing up to be a real heavyweight. Word at Bank of America is that the corporation is planning to team up with the startup to raise a US$500 million fund for real estate properties in the United States. Add debt into the mix and it’s an investment […]

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6 Costa Rican startups making the world a more eco-friendly place

7 months ago

Contxto – So far, today has been a green kind of day for Contxto. Not only did we cover a blockchain marijuana solution, but also neo-travel startup Selina hosting 53 fundraisers to save the Amazon Forest. Now, here comes the final dish. When it comes to heavy-weight contenders in the fight against climate, Costa Rica […]

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Selina hosts global events to promote Amazon rainforest restoration

7 months ago

Written by: Luis Fernando Astorga Contxto – It’s great to see Latin American startups genuinely supporting environmental campaigns. Selina, a Panamanian travel startup, is setting a new example of environmental compromise with its new initiative. Following its successful US$100 million Series C and launch in the United Kingdom, the company recently premiered Selina Amazon Watch. […]

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Checkars lands US$1.3 million led by Jaguar Ventures

9 months ago

Contxto – Folks, the mobility and marketplace spree isn’t slowing down any time soon. Following SoftBank’s US$70 million investment in Volanty, another smaller yet very ambitious player is surging in Argentina. Without any further ado, Checkars from Buenos Aires recently raised US$1.3 million in seed capital led by Jaguar Ventures.  Angel investors also joined the […]

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Digital travel agency, Instaviagem, scores R$2 million

10 months ago

Contxto – Personally, I love covering startups innovating tourism, made evident by my past coverage of Selina, Jubel, Airkeep, among others.  Based on my own nomadic tendencies, the latest Latin American company to join my repertoire of travel stories is Instaviagem from Brazil. Meaning “instant trip” in Portuguese, the startup recently raised R$2 million (approximately […]

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Panama-founded hospitality startup, Selina, announces four new UK hotels

11 months ago

Contxto – The sky is the limit for Panamanian hospitality startup Selina following its US$100 million Series C investment round. Now, the company plans to launch four new hotel properties in the United Kingdom. In Summary Sources say that this is Selina’s first move as part of its global expansion plan, made possible by recent […]

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GoPro to move operations to Mexico due to increasing US-China trade tensions

1 year ago

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