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Marriott, one of the world’s largest hotel chains, is now expanding their portfolio into home sharing. Mirroring Airbnb, Tribute Portfolio Homes is the new platform for travelers to book homes to stay in, while earning lucrative Marriott points! Launched earlier this year in London, they are now expanding the program to Paris, Rome, and Lisbon.
A service like this I believe fills the gap on many different fronts.
This will be a win-win-win situation!
As hotels are shaking in their boots about business trending away from traditional hotels, this is the perfect solution! In Marriott’s research, they have found travelers are staying twice as long in a home sharing product compared to a traditional hotel room. Also, a home covers the shortcomings of a traditional hotel room – nowhere to do laundry, lack of full kitchens, and little room to lounge.
For travelers that love using Marriott rewards, these stays are recognized just the same as a hotel room – so yes, you can redeem points to stay! It looks like you’ll get .4 cents per point toward your homestay. So it’s not the best redemption for your Marriott points, but can be useful. The homes I looked up ranged in price from ~$109 for a 2-bedroom to $2,000+ per night for a full 6-bedroom luxury home.
Right now, there are ~350 homes to choose from in the 4 markets. Each home is very closely monitored and hand selected by Marriott to ensure they are meeting their standards.
If you are interested in booking a property, they can be found on TributePortfolioHomes.com.