Urbandoor exists because no one has ever brought the serviced apartment inventory together across the industry. Most of the technology rests with what I’ll call ‘Provider Platforms’. These are booking sites that a provider has built for their own inventory. Some of them allow 3rd party inventory but those 3rd parties are competing for business with the primary inventory of the platform. The result: Fragmentation.
Urbandoor is a pure platform with none of our own inventory. Like Airbnb, we look to bring together inventory from across the industry and make it easy and enjoyable to book and experience. Unlike Airbnb, you’ll never find a vacation rental or second home on Urbandoor. All of our inventory is managed by professional property/apartment managers and we only target business customers. We are laser focused on making the serviced apartment, a clear and easy choice for an alternative to hotels. We’re already getting great feedback from our guests in some of our more than 500 markets and hearing that even the Airbnb customer wants ‘consistency’ is music to my ears.