Published on : Saturday, October 14, 2017
Airbnb has the new plan which gets each party on board with home-sharing.
Airbnb is collaborating with development firm Newgard Development Group to build a 324-unit building in Kissimmee, FL that will be branded as an Airbnb building.
The tenants in the building will be able to rent their apartments or individual rooms for up to 180 days of the year, and will be encouraged to do so.
The first building will be called Niido, powered by Airbnb.
The Airbnb guests who rent the rooms in the building will have access to hotel-style amenities. It includes an a mobile app for hosts that can remotely trigger a MasterHost, presumably a Niido employee, to handle things like check-ins, cleanings and linens.
The guests will also have access to an on-demand concierge, as well as luggage storage.
The tenants who choose to rent out their spaces on Airbnb will be automatically enrolled in the Friendly Buildings Program, which launched in September of 2016. The program allows the hosts to share revenue from each of the rental with the landlord or building owner.
The management of Airbnb says that about 11,000 units are enlisted in the Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program, which is a relatively small number.
It is considering Airbnb has more than 4 million listings on the platform.
Still, the program is relatively nascent and likely will build momentum on the heels of the Niido project. On average, tenants share 15 percent of revenue with landlords and owners.
Niido in Florida will open in the first quarter of next year. This will be another property that is planned for somewhere in the southeastern United States.