Member Monday: Divya & Dick from Suiteness

Happy Member Monday! Today we’re highlighting Divya Mulanjur and Dick Hall of Suiteness, a travel booking service that helps you find connecting rooms & suites so that you can travel easier with friends and family. They’re also members of Pledge 1% - so they donate 1% of their proceeds to local charities! Read on for more info on the best rooms to book in Vegas, why Suiteness loves calling CSI home, and more…

Tell us a little bit about Suiteness? Suiteness is a hotel booking website that specializes in connecting suites for 4 or more guests. We're the only site that allows you to book guaranteed connecting rooms online in order to give you and your friends or family extra space to enjoy your vacation without sacrificing the comforts of a hotel. This is inventory that you can't even book on the hotels' own websites!

What's a great deal you can find on Suiteness? If you're traveling with friends to Las Vegas, the Bella + Bella two room connecting suite at the Venetian is the best deal on the Strip. Pricing starts at $300/night for a pair of 5 star hotel rooms that can comfortably accommodate 8 people in all .


Why did you want to work from CSI/Relay?

Dick: I wanted to work at Relay because I'm one of the owners of The Front Page downstairs. I started The Front Page with my brother, Shafer, and our close friend Andrew. If you haven't already, please stop by and introduce yourself to them, they are the nicest bartenders in town!

Divya: I’d been helping out the owners of The Front Page with some marketing, so when my friend Dick decided to move, I followed suit. Plus, sometimes it helps to have a glass of wine at the end of the day with the friendliest bartenders in town.

What do you love about Austin?

Divya: 5 years ago, I quit my job and moved to Austin from Mumbai for love. It was my first time living abroad and I knew no one here. But Austin quickly became home and there is no other city I'd rather live in. I love the weather (who likes to shovel snow every morning?), the food scene, and most of all, the people & the easy-going vibe of the city. It's easy to fit in and belong in Austin.

Dick: My parents attended UT in the early 70s and witnessed the birth of outlaw country with Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others. I always wanted to move to Austin for the music history, relaxed people, and maybe Longhorn football. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that I ended up here because of Willie!