In the middle of the 15th century there was a woman who knew how to impose herself in the face of difficulties, start a business and break down the limitations imposed on the female population. She was Caterina Llull y Sabastida, the first woman entrepreneur in Spain.
At Caterina House we believe in the importance of values, as they define our essence, set us apart and show us the path to follow. For this reason, Caterina Llull y Sabastiada is our role model for the values of entrepreneurship, dedication and hospitality that marked her life. But… Why corporate apartments? In today’s post we explain the story behind Caterina House and the close relationship with the first businesswoman of our country.
Caterina House is more than corporate apartments
The desire and motivation to get what you want are fundamental to start a business. Even so, as Caterina Llull and Sabastida taught us, they are useless if you do not put the most important thing: the heart.
In 2013 the Caterina House adventure began, operating our first 20 unique and fully renovated apartments. From the beginning, we knew that we wanted to be more than a proptech and for that reason, we put all our love into each of the properties we managed. Thus, Caterina House is more than just corporate apartments: it is flexibility, tranquility, style and ultimately, a sense of home.
Dedication and hard work
“How hard it was to break through!” wrote Caterina in a letter to her sister. However, Caterina did not give up and thanks to her perseverance, dedication and hard work, she was able to build and manage her own business.
This tireless dedication and passion is a true inspiration for Caterina House. This is how, little by little, we started to grow without stopping and we got our first building as operators in 2018. The building consisted with a total of 18 apartments, which were designed and thought for the most important people of Caterina House: our residents.
Caterina was a great traveler, just like our guests.
Caterina had to undertake long and constant travels in order to run her trading company. This busy life reminds us of the pace of life of our beloved residents.
At Caterina House we know that traveling is a pleasure, but doing it continuously can be exhausting. That is why we prepare our apartments and offer all the facilities in terms of service so that our residents do not have to worry about anything. This is how we offer the apartments in which Caterina Llull and Sabastida would have wanted to stay: fully equipped, carefully decorated and 24/7 service.
In addition, we work every day to improve the quality of our services since we took the leap in 2021. That year was key for Caterina House, as we began to explore, understand the corporate apartment market in depth and added apartments, such as the Malasaña building. Currently, we continue to grow daily and we are expanding our portfolio of apartments.
In conclusion, no road is easy. Even so, having references who did not give up like Caterina Llull and Sabastida is a great help to maintain the desire and motivation. Moreover, she inspired us in values such as hospitality, warmth, entrepreneurship and dedication… and we put it all together in our apartments. Do you want to know more about us?