In 2009, two of Berlin's brothers, Oliver and Chris Laugsch, decided to start a company that combines all their passions: travel, architecture and design. This was the beginning of Welcome Beyond, an online platform that selects residences from all over the world based on architecture and hospitality. As a result, the website offers a wide range of unique accommodations such as beach houses, bed&breakfasts, hotels, chalets, holiday homes, villas and even private islands, yurts and igloos.
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The common denominator of all stays is that they have all been carefully designed, renovated and decorated by a passionate owner. Welcome Beyond does not just want to rent rooms, it wants to tell the story behind unique stays and thus offer a travel experience that is very personal. The company's philosophy is that the place to stay is as much a part of a trip as the activities. Nicaragua Private Island by Paul Massey
If you know their background, it is no surprise that founders Oliver and Chris Laugsch ended up in this field. Oliver Laugsch turned his lifelong love of design and architecture into a degree from the Art Center College of Design. He then worked as a designer and art director in various countries around the world. Chris Laugsch, on the other hand, graduated from the European Business School (London and Santiago de Chile) and worked for some time as a manager for a German multinational in Brazil. The foreign experiences of the brothers unlocked in both of them a passion for travelling and other cultures.
All their passions were bundled into the travel platform Welcome Beyond. The headquarters may be in Berlin, but the holiday destinations offered by the platform are spread across Europe, North and South America and Asia. We even find some unique hotels and villas in South Africa, Iceland and New Zealand. It is clear that Welcome Beyond knows what it is doing because the selection of stays does nothing but amaze. Tainaron Blue Retreat
Does the destination not matter much to you and do you especially want a unique experience? Then the platform is happy to help you on your way. You can choose from trips and locations that put your holiday in the context of special architecture, a particular activity (winter sports or surfing) or gastronomy. A holiday with the whole family or a group of friends, or are you just looking for ideas for a romantic honeymoon? Welcome Beyond offers a lot of inspiration. Villa Peduzzi
Check out our selection of favourite destinations at the bottom of this page and keep an eye on both our website and the Welcome Beyond website for even more travel inspiration. We already know which way to go for our next holiday! Villa Syros I
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