Articles tagged “serviced apartments”

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotel-style accommodations brand Sonder has hit on a plausible business that uses technology to wring out inefficiencies from key processes. But several questions still hover around its model, as investment money gushes into the segment.

8 months ago

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for long-term serviced apartments is being dragged, thankfully, into the digital era by companies like Homelike. Plus: Funding news for Roomex, FunNow, Vntrip, and Roto Travel.

1 year ago

Apart-Hotels Vie For Higher Profile in Airbnb Era

Apart-Hotels Vie For Higher Profile in Airbnb Era

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The truth is that this isn't a new lodging concept in any way. The apart-hotel, or serviced apartment, sector has been around for even longer than Airbnb. Apart-hotels and Airbnb can work together. Apart-hotels need the visibility Airbnb can give them, and Airbnb needs their reliable and quality listings to move more into the mainstream.

1 year ago

Serviced Apartment Demand Rises Despite Headwinds

Serviced Apartment Demand Rises Despite Headwinds

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The serviced apartment sector appears to be thriving, although it faces a challenge from reduced growth among corporations. The bigger threat could be the mainstreaming of homesharing services like Airbnb at a time when serviced apartment providers are in the midst of a building boom.

1 year ago

This Lodging Sector Needs Airbnb and Booking to Grow Its Business

This Lodging Sector Needs Airbnb and Booking to Grow Its Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you don't know what a serviced apartment is, you're likely not alone. And that's probably one of the biggest problems this lodging sector faces as it tries to grow beyond catering solely to corporate travelers.

2 years ago