Embark on a visionary journey with Sid Narang and TheSqua.re, where cutting-edge AI and the revolutionary EcoGrade are redefining business travel, one sustainable step at a time.
In 2008, Sid Narang founded TheSqua.re with a mission to provide stylish and tech-enabled accommodation for corporate travelers and expats across the globe. His own experience of constant relocation in the finance industry inspired him to bridge the gap in the market for serviced apartments that offered comfort, style, and a sense of community for frequent travelers.
Starting with just a few apartments in London, TheSqua.re quickly became one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies, as recognized by the London Stock Exchange in 2016. Today, they offer over 500,000 serviced apartments in 900 cities worldwide and boast a clientele of over 100 major corporate partners. Notable achievements include winning Best Corporate Booking Platform by AI Magazine in 2019 and booking over 1 million nights in 2020.
In 2021, TheSqua.re took a pioneering step by launching TheSquare.AI, the industry’s first AI-powered booking engine for serviced apartments. The following year, in collaboration with AI expert Dr. Peter J. Bentley, they introduced EcoGrade – an innovative tool that tracks the environmental impact of their apartments and promotes sustainable travel choices. Unlike conventional CO2-based methods, EcoGrade assesses four key factors – Energy Use, Energy Efficiency, Green Suppliers, and Proximity to Green Transportation – to provide users with a clear and comprehensive sustainability rating.
EcoGrade is for everyone – from individuals seeking environmentally conscious accommodation to corporations aiming to reduce their employees’ environmental footprint due to frequent travel. The tool covers all apartments across the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and Spain, empowering carbon-conscious choices for a greener future.
EcoGrade’s exceptional contribution to sustainability earned them the prestigious Achievement in Sustainability for Accommodation Providers award at the 2023 BTN Group’s Annual Business Travel Sustainability Awards Europe.
With Sid Narang’s visionary leadership and commitment to innovation, TheSqua.re continues to evolve, expanding its apartment offerings and strengthening the EcoGrade sustainability program. As they advance in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023 as finalists, TheSqua.re stands as a shining example of transforming business travel while making a positive impact on the environment.
Experience TheSqua.re and EcoGrade’s excellence in revolutionizing business travel at https://www.thesqua.re/about/about-us.