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Private Equity Firm Upper90 to Invest $50 Million in Apartment-Style Hotels

Private Equity Firm Upper90 to Invest $50 Million in Apartment-Style Hotels

Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg

Upper90's joint venture hospitality developer Domio is further testament to the transformation of the hotel industry as new money goes into apartment-style properties rather than boxy, chain hotels. Investments like these will also contribute to urban gentrification.

2 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Airbnb’s Greg Greeley on Building a Travel Superbrand

Skift Global Forum Preview: Airbnb’s Greg Greeley on Building a Travel Superbrand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can lightning strike twice for Airbnb when it comes to disrupting the travel industry and accommodations as we know it? Whether it does (or not), the company's head of homes, Greg Greeley, will play a huge role in determining the company's future and its ability to become that superbrand of travel.

2 months ago

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Airbnb lists about 14,000 ads for properties in Sao Paulo. New zoning rules may add to the supply, as the city allows mixed-use buildings near transport hubs, which will mean more short-term rentals.

2 months ago

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Buys Leavetown to Enroll Multi-Unit Properties

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Buys Leavetown to Enroll Multi-Unit Properties

Sean O'Neill, Skift

RedAwning's acquisition of Leavetown suggests that marketing and distribution technology built separately for rentals and hotels may one day blend into all-purpose software for all types of lodging.

2 months ago

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Another month, another lawsuit in the ongoing battle between Airbnb and New York City. We foresee much more wrangling to come.

3 months ago

Airbnb Appoints First Woman to Its Board

Airbnb Appoints First Woman to Its Board

Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

We were wondering when Airbnb would get around to bringing a little diversity to its board. Good first step. Keep going.

3 months ago

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If you thought hotels had a lot of soft brands, wait until you see what's emerging in the vacation rental sector. The early success of the 25-year-old co-founder of Sonder is inspiring others.

3 months ago

Tenants of the Latest Airbnb-Branded Complex in Nashville Feel Blindsided

Tenants of the Latest Airbnb-Branded Complex in Nashville Feel Blindsided

Deanna Ting, Skift

Oops, they did it again. Will the Airbnb-branded apart-hotel developer Niido ever learn its lesson?

3 months ago

Developer Expects to Open as Many as 14 Airbnb-Branded Hotel Concepts by 2019

Developer Expects to Open as Many as 14 Airbnb-Branded Hotel Concepts by 2019

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Given the pushback they've received from residents in Nashville and Kissimmee, Florida, we have to wonder: Why does Niido still insist on using a bait-and-switch approach to building its empire of apart-hotels?

3 months ago

Hilton’s Timeshare Business Fires a Top Exec for ‘Behavior’ Issue

Hilton’s Timeshare Business Fires a Top Exec for ‘Behavior’ Issue

Peter Jeffrey, Bloomberg

We are certain to learn more details about why Hilton Grand Vacations fired its chief financial officer. Will other heads roll, too?

3 months ago

Expedia CEO to Airbnb and Booking: Not So Fast

Expedia CEO to Airbnb and Booking: Not So Fast

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

HomeAway, like Airbnb, has started courting hotels to list their rooms on its platform, but is it too little, too late at this point? Will success in homesharing equate to having the most listings, or is it going to be something even bigger than that?

3 months ago

RedAwning Deal With Google Gives Vacation Rental Managers Tools for Paid Search

RedAwning Deal With Google Gives Vacation Rental Managers Tools for Paid Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In online travel, Google always gets a cut.

3 months ago