Airbnb has announced that it is acquiring Urbandoor.
Founded by Erik Eccles, Benjamin Renaud and Zack Chandler in 2015, Urbandoor is a global online marketplace via which professionals can find and rent furnished and serviced apartments for extended business trips, relocations and other longer-term stays.
Bringing "Even More Great Places To Stay To Airbnb Travellers"
In a statement on Airbnb's website, Eccles said, "We started Urbandoor because we wanted to connect travelling and relocating professionals with the right apartment every time, anywhere. Joining the Airbnb family will help us make good on our goals and expand our work with multi-family and corporate housing partners to bring even more great places to stay to Airbnb travellers."
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Meanwhile, Airbnb's general manager for professional hosting, Clara Liang, commented, "Urbandoor's strategic relationships with multi-family owners and operators will help us bring magical travel to even more people."
Airbnb said that all Urbandoor employees will join Airbnb, and that, over time, Urbandoor listings for long-term stays will also be bookable through the Airbnb platform.
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