Marriott International has signed an agreement with the UK based home rental firm Hostmaker to trail a new Airbnb-style affiliate dubbed Tribute Portfolio Homes, Brandchannel reports.
The home sharing programme allows Marriott Rewards members to earn rewards points and Elite nights when booking rooms or entire houses in London, and will soon add the ability to redeem points against stays.
According to the Tribute Portfolio Homes website, “Every property within Tribute Portfolio Homes is vetted and reviewed by our hospitality experts. Properties meet rigorous safety, security and design standards before they are accepted”.
“We have partnerships with local property management experts, like Hostmaker, who provide 24/7 support to our guests during their stay. We also strive to make travel easy and stress-free for our guests through offering 24 hour in-person check-in; high speed wifi; premium bed linens… and full-sized bath amenities; cooking essentials; and child-friendly items, such as high chairs and travel cribs.”
Travellers searching for a Marriott or Starwood hotels website for a London stay will now be offered the option of booking a home stay with Tribute Portfolio Homes.
Other hotel groups including Hyatt and Accorhotels have previously established partnerships with homesharing companies.