Marriott International will launch a new home rental initiative offering 2000 premium and luxury homes located in over 100 destinations as it looks to counter the expansion of Airbnb.
Homes & Villas by Marriott International currently operates throughout the US, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
“The launch of Homes & Villas by Marriott International reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation as consumer travel needs evolve,” said Stephanie Linnartz, global chief commercial officer, Marriott International.
“What started out as a pilot a year ago is now a global offering, providing our guests with the space and amenities of a home backed by a trusted travel company, and the very best in loyalty benefits.”
Marriott is partnering with select property management companies that are already managing these homes to provide guests a professionally cleaned home with 24/7 support, high speed wi-fi, premium linens and amenities, and conveniences upon request.
“Our approach to home rentals allows us to curate an incredible collection of homes that deliver an elevated travel experience,” said Jennifer Hsieh, vice president, Homes & Villas by Marriott International.
“By working with a select group of professional management companies that understand and operate in this dynamic landscape, we are able to focus on what we do best – selecting a breadth of homes in inspiring destinations, setting standards for responsive service and designing a seamless booking experience that helps our guests navigate an increasingly complex and uncertain set of home rental choices.”
Members of Marriott Bonvoy will be able to earn and redeem points for every Homes & Villas by Marriott International stay.