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Airbnb has plans to create an upscale hotel experience

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Mar
2014

Airbnb wants to make renting out someone elses home or apartment a lot more like the experience of booking and staying at a traditional hotel. In an extensive profile of the companys CEO, Fast Company reports that Airbnb is planning a number of new services, including room cleaning, airport transportation, and a streamlined key handoff as part of an attempt to add some of the comforts and amenities provided at real hotels. Among the services that Fast Company reports Airbnb is already testing is a car service similar to Uber for helping people get to and from the airport. The companys CEO, Brian Chesky, puts Airbnbs expanded mission succinctly: Our business isnt [renting] the house, he tells Fast Company.

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