BARCELONA - Rentals United announce that it is now an official channel manager of the popular whole home rental offering Home and Villas by Marriott International. Rentals United is the first channel manager based in Europe to connect directly to Home and Villas by Marriott International as a result of its new Channel Connectivity Program announced recently.
By being connected directly to Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Rentals United can help the premium and luxury home rental offering expand even faster across the world including high-priority regions throughout Europe and North America. Homes and Villas by Marriott International grew its inventory 160% in 2020, and currently lists more than 25,000 homes in 250+ destinations throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Rentals United, a premier enterprise channel manager, has a portfolio of approximately 160,000 properties all over the world of which a smaller percentage will be listed on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. To be listed, each home will be vetted to meet the hospitality company’s high design, safety, cleanliness and amenity criteria and have updated imagery.
Homes & Villas by Marriott International is the global home rental offering launched in 2019 by Marriott International with a vision to bring Marriott’s 90+ years of hospitality expertise to the home rental market. With a focus only on the premium and luxury tier of rental homes, Marriott only works with select professional home management companies to ensure that every home
listed can be serviced at a standard expected of Marriott International, and is the only home rental offering part of Marriott Bonvoy, the award-winning travel program.
James Burrows, CEO of Rentals United, says, “We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with Homes and Villas by Marriott International. This agreement is significant to us because it offers the property managers we work with access to a powerful global channel that counts 147 million members of Marriott Bonvoy as dedicated, highly engaged customers and at the same time cements our leading-role in the short-term rental industry.”