With 60,000 Private Properties In 75 Countries, Marriott Hotels Now Competes With Airbnb

Marriot, the world’s largest hotel company, is giving Airbnb direct competition by renting out private accommodations.

The hotel chain said it created its lineup of homes and villas to meet the growing demand for short-term rentals

The service is called Homes & Villas and already has more than 60,000 properties in about 75 countries.

These properties range from unique collections of private homes, beachfront bungalows, sprawling villas, grand chateaus, cozy cottages, ski lodges, townhouses, apartments, condos, and penthouses.

In recent years, hotel chains have ventured into the short-term rental market, long dominated by platforms run by people working part-time in the hospitality industry.

The arrangement is simple: the homeowner

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