When Marriott International launched its Homes & Villas arm offering 2,000 luxury homes in more than 100 destinations worldwide, it proved that guests wanted longer stays, larger shared spaces, multiple bedrooms, kitchens and other amenities associated with leisure travel.

Some rivals struggled with the homesharing market including Hyatt and Accor struggling to make Onefinestay profitable.

However, demand for homesharing is still rising, with Airbnb now offering more than 6 million listings in 191 countries, to more than 2 million guests each night.

This article compares those entering the space, including Room Mate Group, Madrid, which expects to open 13 Be Mate sites in Mexico City, across Europe and other destinations over the next eighteen months.

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