Kike Sarasola has enjoyed a successful, multifaceted career as an athlete and businessman. As President of Room Mate Hotels, Sarasola continues to drive growth and international expansion of his successful establishments. Leading with the philosophy that the best way to travel is visiting friends in each city, Sarasola is committed to bringing affordable luxury to travelers. Currently, Room Mate Hotels is a collection of 30 boutique hotels and more than 2.000 rooms that can be found in 15 metropolitan cities such as New York, Miami, Mexico city, Milan, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Florence, Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Salamanca, or Granada, and will be adding 10 new hotels in the next 15 months in cities like: Istanbul, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Madrid and Malaga.
In 2014, Kike Sarasola goes one step further creating BeMate.com, a new collaborative community that will contact houses owners and travelers so that they can enjoy all kinds of services to make their stay an unforgettable experience.
Sarasola is recognized as a leader in the hospitality industry and has received different awards like Gold Medal for Innovation in Tourism, awarded by the Spanish Government or Man of the Year by GQ in 2015. He was also awarded with the 2010 Young Entrepreneur Award held by the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in New York, this award draws attention to the accomplishments of exemplary young professionals by emphasizing the eagerness of entrepreneurs to succeed.