My “Friday Favorite” is the travel app and website “Airbnb.” It’s a way for “hosts” to rent their homes, apartments, flats, etc. to traveling guests and it’s fantastic. We are using it for our European trip and are LOVING having a flat in Notting Hill all to ourselves.
Our “host” Sal is lovely and met us upon our arrival to show us around, hand us the key, and then it was all ours! Walking to the market for juice and coffee, and strolling back to “our flat” before a day at Portobello Market makes us feel like true Londoners.
Airbnb is revolutionizing the hospitality business and giving hotels a run for their money- its founder Brian Chesky is featured in March’s issue of Fast Company as a top creative mind in business. “In January, when Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky learned that Marriott, one of the largest hotel groups in the world, planned to add 30,000 rooms to its property portfolio in the coming year, he definitely boasted ‘We will add that in the next 2 weeks.'” (www.fastcompany.com)
I wish Airbnb and their thousands of hosts MUCH success. We are loving our stay in my favorite city.