Selina is made up of places to stay, bars and restaurants, tours, wellness and education offerings, co-working and community
Spotted: Latin American travel platform Selina is developing a new hospitality ecosystem that aims to do it all, made up of places to stay, bars and restaurants, tours, wellness and education offerings, co-working and community.
Selina’s accommodation, whether in trendy cities or on remote beaches, focuses on design. Every room is different, and furnishings and decoration are often hand made by local artisans. They all feature co-working spaces, high speed internet, and a community space. Many locations also include wellness activities such as yoga and meditation, surf lessons, parties, movie rooms, and volunteering opportunities.
The concept was founded in Panama by two Israeli travellers who wanted to change the way that people travelled. Starting from a single location in a Panamanian beach town, Selina has grown to 22 locations in 7 countries.
Selina’s growth plans include locations in most countries in Latin America, followed by expansion into the US, Europe and Asia. The company’s goal is not so much to to provide a holiday but a way of life, allowing people to travel and stay all around the world and supplying everything they need to be productive, to relax and to take part in the local community. Prices run from around €13 a night in a dorm to around €135 a night in a deluxe room and up – prices vary depending on location and package.