GuestReady launches across the globe

GuestReady launches across the globe

A London property management startup is looking to capitalise on the global success of the sharing economy and its poster child Airbnb after launching in six global cities.

GuestReady.com provides help and support for professionals hosting on home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb.

Launched by a team of entrepreneurs in London, the company provides a range of host services such as laundry, cleaning, check-in and check-out of guests.

It also manages entire properties, which includes guest communication, maintaining listings on multiple short term rental sites, and ensuring the property generates the maximum possible yield.

The service, which is aimed at busy Airbnb hosts and investment property owners, officially launched earlier this week in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong.

CEO Alexander Limpert sees a big opportunity for GuestReady: “As the short-term rental industry is maturing, there is a natural need for more efficiency, professionalism, and standardisation.

“Especially with business travellers, the property and any service related to a stay need to be of immaculate quality. For non-professional hosts, this is hard to achieve, which is where we step in.”

Airbnb and similar websites have been well-established among leisure travellers, but the short-term rental platform is also becoming increasingly popular among business travellers who are looking for an alternative to long-term stays at hotels or serviced apartments.

While traditional property agents focus on long-term rental and management of properties, GuestReady focuses on the underserved niche of short-term and vacation rentals.

By launching GuestReady globally, the startup leverages location-specific advantages and taps into economies of scale to keep costs at bay.

The founding team of GuestReady consists almost exclusively of former executives at Rocket Internet ventures like Foodpanda, Zalora, Kaymu, or Wimdu.