Marriott Hotels joins Airbnb in the home rental space

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 30: A sign marks the location of a Marriott hotel on November 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Marriott says their Starwood guest reservation database was hacked, compromising the security of private information for up to 500 million hotel customers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS – Look out Airbnb. You have some new competition.

Marriott International will be the first hotel operator to launch a home rental platform.

Next week, Marriott said it would start renting 2,000 homes in 100 cities across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Its expansion into the home-rental space a new category of short-term rentals that offer hotel-like services including housekeeping and a concierge.

Marriott says it will have houses available for as little as $200 dollars per night but will focus on upscale and luxury properties.

Travelers can start renting properties on Marriott’s “homes and villas” website as early as next week.

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