In Spring 2019, Marriott Homes & Villas launched as luxury lets in private residences rather than hotel rooms. Now bookings are Hugely up during Covid-19, as travellers seek to avoid contact with strangers. Marriott has joined its peers, in seeing a massive falloff in traditional room bookings as business travel, urban stays and international vacation travel dwindled during the pandemic.
From May to August, Marriott saw performance twice hit historical highs.
This summer has seen bookings up by 700% over last summer, and revenue up by more than 800%.