They chose SiteMinder because the global hotel tech provider presents a customer base that is rich with independent boutique hotels and B&Bs giving Airbnb the connection it needs to reach its ideal hotel customers who are actively distributing their rooms online. SiteMinder customers will be able to apply to be listed on Airbnb through their existing connection to The Channel Manager. If the hotel is approved by Airbnb, SiteMinder will add Airbnb as an online channel for distributing room rates and availability, similar to how hotels use the SiteMinder platform to provide real-time room rates and availability to the likes of Expedia and Booking.com. Hotels that are not customers of SiteMinder are not eligible to apply to be listed on Airbnb through SiteMinder. In line with Airbnb’s regular standards, not all hotels are eligible to list on Airbnb. Airbnb is looking for boutique hotels and B&Bs that offer a “unique” guest experience, such as highly-rated independent hotels with guest rooms that offer personal touches, locally-relevant or unique amenities, and knowledgeable owners/hosts available on the property full-time. Get the full story at SiteMinder