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High-end Airbnb competitor launches in New York despite legal issues

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Jun 19, 2012 7:25 am

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Like an Airbnb for really rich people looking for luxe stays, Onefinestay aims to match travelers with curated properties even if those properties are being rented in violation of New York’s housing laws.

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Onefinestay, a startup describing itself as “the world’s first unhotel,” just announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding.

The service allows people who are going out-of-town to rent out their homes to travelers. It may sound a bit like Airbnb, but onefinestay is trying to create a more high-end experience, with a curated list of luxury houses and apartments.

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