Airbnb-Branded Apartment Buildings Are Coming to the U.S.
People around the world use Airbnb Inc. to rent out their apartments to guests, sometimes rankling building owners and landlords in the process. Now Airbnb is getting more directly involved in the real-estate side of the business.
The San Francisco company said its working with Miami-based developer Newgard Development Group to design a 324-unit apartment building that will carry the Airbnb name. Residents will be encouraged to sublet their spaces online, and guests will have access to amenities commonly found in hotels.
Airbnb-branded apartment building to open near Walt Disney World
Airbnb wants to prove it can be a landlord-friendly service. The short-term rental startup announced on Thursday plans to build a 324-unit apartment building in Kissimmee, Florida -- located near Walt DisneyWorld Resorts.
The building, which will be branded as "Niido Powered by Airbnb," is slated to open in early 2018.
The modern complex will be built by Miami-based developer Newgard Development Group. It will feature keyless entry and shared common spaces.
To Avoid Angering Neighbors, Airbnb To Launch Its First-Ever Apartment Brand
Airbnb and apartments don't always mix. There's frequently nosy neighbors who badger tourists roaming through the apartment complex halls to ask if they're Airbnb guests. Often, hosts have already coached their guests to lie and say they're friends or family spending the weekend to avoid an awkward encounter.
One apartment landlord company even went so far as to sue Airbnb for ignoring its requests to remove apartments in its complexes from its website..
Airbnb is teaming up with a local developer to create a large apartment complex in Florida
Airbnb is introducing its first branded apartment complex in Florida, a state where strict regulations threaten its growth and restrict its supply of available rooms. The partnership with Miami-based Newgard Development Group marks the first step by Airbnb to design accommodations from the ground up for home-sharing, further challenging the traditional hotel industry.
Under the brand "Niido Powered by Airbnb," the first complex in this project is a 324-unit building in Kissimmee, Florida.
Florida Developer Plans First Airbnb-Branded Apartment Building
The 324-unit building in Kissimmee, Fla., will allow residents to rent their units on Airbnb for up to 180 days a year and feature amenities such as an app that helps guests check into rooms and a concierge who helps coordinate with Airbnb guests.