2018: A year in review


3 min. read
Published 04 Jan. 2019

15 employees, thousands of hotels, and one tarantula. Intrigued?

2019 is well and truly underway. But before we get too caught up in the New-Year-New-Me thing, here’s a look back at the previous 12 months – and all the fun figures that played a part.
*Drum roll please.* (And thanks to Chris for crunching the numbers).

Last year we processed a grand total of 236,206 confirmed bookings across the platform. 
These bookings added up to whopping £53,408,710.94.
That means that the average cost of a booking was £226.11. Not too shabby.
In total, 621,128 nights were booked. Or – in other words – the equivalent of 1,700 years.

The face I make once I've done the maths.
The Ranald received the most reviews this year, with an impressive 238. Congratulations! In total, 4,570 verified reviews were submitted through the platform.

Some slightly smaller numbers have also played an important role in the Inn Style journey.

Five: The number of newbies to join the Inn Style team. You might already know our Product Advisor Lyndsay, but Ben, Claire, DG and Tildy also came onboard, and each is working hard behind the scenes to keep Inn Style awesome. There are now 15 of us in total.

Three: The number of Inn Style offices. Most of us work at HQ  in Suffolk, but this year saw us expand and open an office in London. That’s where you’ll find John and Anna. Then there’s Joe who works in Canada, and helps you with support queries when we GMT-ers have finished for the day.

450: The number of kilometres David cycled across Thailand and Vietnam in aid of Art for Cure. (Again, a huge well done to the 43 other cyclists who also undertook the challenge).

Team Art for Cure at the finish line.
One: The amount of deep fried tarantulas that David ate whilst participating in said cycle challenge. I quote: ‘Amazing – just $1 each, and they taste like crispy chilli beef.” He also sampled the local delicacies of cockroaches and crickets, neither of which he deemed quite as tasty.*

*We promise these are real facts. We have photo evidence.

Two: The number of times Boutique Hotelier chose us as one of the best booking engines on the market. (Yes – technically the most recent article was written in 2019… But we were pretty chuffed with the news and wanted to share it anyway).

187,526: The (approximate) number of Tangfastics consumed by our Co-Founder Chris.

These numbers wouldn’t be possible without the support of our customers across the globe. Thanks to each and every one of you who uses Inn Style. We wish you all the best for 2019, and can't wait to see what next year's numbers bring!