With Apartment Rentals In Hotel Booking Engine, Marriott Tests Guest Services
Hotel chain gets into Airbnb territory by adding 200 vetted private UK homes to the world's biggest room booking site
Marriott International is making a play in the very industry that disrupted the hotel business by entering the home-sharing market in London, in partnership with Hostmaker, a home rental management company.
Initially slated as a six-month trial, Marriott will use its Tribute Portfolio brand to market the houses. Travelers can use the platform to make a reservation from among the initial 200 homes in the London area.
Guests can rest easy knowing that each of the homes was vetted by Marriott and had to meet a rigorous set of standards. In addition, guests will also benefit from an in-person welcome, 24/7 phone support and the oversight Marriott provides. Travelers will also be able to earn Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest points for their stay.
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