TORONTO — BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, one of the world’s largest serviced apartment providers, has partnered with hospitality giant Airbnb in hopes of targeting corporate travellers.
Through Airbnb’s channels, BridgeStreet gets to expand its newly unveiled Airbnb for Business product suite offerings, while Airbnb will gain access to BridgeStreet’s far-reaching client base.
“BridgeStreet is a leader in the corporate housing and serviced apartment sector, and we viewed Airbnb as a natural choice to link up with as they have certainly helped redefine the travel industry,” said Sean Worker, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality chief executive officer. “Through our partnership, we will strategically position our services to Airbnb’s untapped corporate travel audience, while we offer a broader array of experiences to our client base – it’s incredibly intuitive.”
Chip Conley, Head of Hospitality, Airbnb, added: “Long-term travellers want more than just access to a place to lay their head, they want to get to know their city, neighbourhood bookshop, best place for coffee, live like a local, whether that means staying in a Victorian home in San Francisco or a loft in Paris. BridgeStreet is an incredible company to work with to help give any person from any company a truly unique experience when they are travelling for business.”
The two brands are poised to offer guests an array of options to fit any business travel budget, ranging from BridgeSreet’s six distinct brand tiers to unique, localized accommodations like a house boat.
BridgeStreet provides customized six- to two-star serviced apartment offerings, with more than 50,000 apartments in convenient locations in over 60 countries. For more information, go to bridgestreet.com.