Lea Wieser : Hi Natalia, can you give us a little intro into your universe?
Natalia Swarz: My name is Natalia and I'm the founder of Hôtel Weekend. I was born in Cali, Colombia - a city where the sun always shines and salsa music is always playing in the background. I am now based in Madrid, but hoping to move to Portugal sometime soon-ish.
Where did the idea to launch Hôtel Weekend come from?
Back in 2015, I was working as a handbag designer and could only travel on the weekends. I spent all my weekends getting away to beautiful destinations and wanted to share these hidden gems with the world. I realized that the 9-to-5 life didn't suit me so decided to create my dream job. Now, Hôtel Weekend is a community of like-minded travellers, sharing a passion to discover the world in a slower, more conscious way.