Homelike adds 15,000 UK apartments in first year

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UK: Homelike has added 15,000 furnished apartments for corporate travellers staying for a month or more in the UK since launching in the country a year ago.

The company says travellers from 160+ countries have stayed in 20 towns and cities in the UK for more than 100,000 nights this year through Homelike, “enhancing the UK corporate landscape and contributing to local economies”.

Homelike hosts more than 50,000 furnished apartments on its platform from professional suppliers across 400 cities and spanning nine countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. Globally, Homelike customers have now booked more than 1.5 million nights.

This year, the company has seen significant growth, expanding into the UK and Spain (where it now has 3,000 apartments) among others and growing its staff base to more than 125 employees. In 2020, it plans to expand into more locations around the world aiming for 100,000+ apartments globally.

Homelike works with individual business travellers as well as corporations such as Capgemini, trivago and Get Your Guide, offering a bespoke digital corporate booking experience . It says it provides business travellers with a business ready “home away from home” suited to their requirements and a price point 40% less than hotels in the same area.

Dustin Figge, CEO and co-founder of Homelike, said: “2019 has been a great year for Homelike, as we have strengthened our position as the leading marketplace for corporate housing. In 2020 we will remain focused on building-out the perfect corporate booking experience, shipping new product features to make business traveler life easier and expand into more international territories as corporate clients are searching for apartments in +5000 locations on Homelike every month Founding the business because we suffered the negative effects of staying long-term in hotels ourselves, we are so proud to be offering more and more people a “home away from home” when travelling for work.”

 

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