GetYourGuide Moves to the Old Goldpunkt Factory Building
GetYourGuide, the world's largest online booking platform for tours and activities, is moving to a new office in Prenzlauer Berg's Goldpunkt-Haus.
Berlin January 16, 2012:
GetYourGuide has seen tremendous growth in recent months, meaning that its office on Schönhauser Allee had simply become too small to house the entire team. On their search for a space suitable for GetYourGuide's expansion, founders Johannes Reck and Tao Tao struck it rich: starting today, the Goldpunkt-Haus in Prenzlauer Berg will be the start-up's new home.
The old brick building on Greifswalder Straße, formerly point of production for the DDR shoe brand Goldpunkt, was renovated in 1997 to be a modern office building. The interior of the Goldpunkt Haus recalls vestiges of the former factory building while its open floor plan makes for a pleasant work environment. The new space in this historical old edifice fulfills all of the most important criteria for GetYourGuide's new Berlin office.
Johannes Reck, GetYourGuide's CEO, said, "Due to it location and facilities, our old office was appropriate, but considering our team's growth, it wouldn't be suitable for long."
The new office measures 370 m2, spacious enough for team meetings, group collaboration and plenty of new additions. And from 2012 onward, it will be possible to expand GetYourGuide to annex another, identical office as needed. In this fresh setting, GetYourGuide joins well-known partner Travel.ch as well as other start-ups like Mister Spex, becoming the newest addition to Greifswalder Straße's entrepreneurial hub.
In the search for its next office space, GetYourGuide was strongly supported by DTZ, one of the largest real estate agencies worldwide. Antje Helmer, agent of DTZ Germany, is excited about the move. "We're happy to have been able to help GetYourGuide find a new, suitable home in Goldpunkt House," Helmer said.
GetYourGuide, the internet's largest booking platform, offers more than 9,000 attractions, tours and activities in upwards of 600 worldwide destinations. From sightseeing and historical tours to rafting, helicopter tours and snorkeling excursions, GetYourGuide provides the full vacation and adventure assortment. The company was established in Switzerland in 2008 and has offices in Zürich, Berlin and Las Vegas.
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