Airbnb Founder Is Living In An Airbnb In Miami This Week

Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky is in Miami this week for a conference – and he is living in an Airbnb while he is here.

Chesky is in town for the Pivot MIA conference where he is a speaker, Airbnb said in a release.

The company announced last month that Chesky would begin living in Airbnbs, as part of the “live anywhere” trend accelerated by the pandemic.

The plan is for Chesky to move to new Airbnbs in different cities every few weeks, with a goal of improving the platform.

Chesky will still be returning to San Francisco for work.

Miami is an Airbnb hotspot, the company said in the release.

There were a total of 710,000 Airbnb guest arrivals in Miami during 2021.

Airbnb says that 44% of Airbnb guest spending in Miami occurred in the neighborhood they stayed in.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

I prefer Sonder! AirBnB properties feel too much like staying at someone’s home…

Anonymous
2 months ago

What’s the difference between Sonder and AirBNB?

Anonymous
2 months ago

AirBnB relies on individuals to rent their homes to people. So you often have the onset personal items in the home as it is more like staying at a friend’s home, a friend you never met!

Sonder owns the properties and rents them out so they are not used by anyone as their living property. So you get more of a hotel feeling at the same cost of AirBnB.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Can you rent rooms with Sonder or just the whole place?

Anonymous
2 months ago

I think Sonder has some properties where you can just rent a room and not the whole place. Often is a room with your own bathroom, more like an hotel room.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The Wall St Manhattan location is several dozen Sonders in an apartment building where there is a dedicated Sonder Elevator.
They took a few floors of a luxury apartment building and decorated them all the same.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Isn’t Sonder more expensive?

Anonymous
2 months ago

They are and not as prevalent

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not necessarily when you look at expensive accommodations. They surely are a bit more expensive when the budget is low as AirBnB has some really crappy deals in the low budget space but yes, the prices are of course low😉😉 I personally hate staying at someone’s home and prefer staying at a hotel but Sonder is close enough to a hotel feeling, you mostly only miss amenities and concierge.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Stayed in a Sonder in Rome and it was a horrible experience. Digital locks that never worked (was locked outside my unit at 2am) and walls so thin they made a Melo bldg seem like a fortress.

Beautiful designs sure, but not worth thinking someone broke into your apartment when the neighbor turns on their sink.

Anonymous
2 months ago

VRBO is actually the way to go for the true high end experience

Anonymous
2 months ago

If Sonder keeps lighting cash on fire they won’t be around this time next year…stock is down 30% the last 5 days….don’t book too far in advance

Anonymous
2 months ago

STOP THE PRESS, BREAKING NEWS

Anonymous
2 months ago

I mean really…. this is worse than getting Broward news on this site

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’m a Broward hater, and I would’ve preferred a Broward article over this.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^^ I’m sorry but, who promised you guys a rose garden?

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

you just made 1.5 million enemies….

DJL Cyber
2 months ago

Someone tell him about how con-artists are taking advantage of AIRBNB and that there aren’t many apartment inspections being done to ensure the safety for their customers.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That’s the city or county’s problem, they approved this scheme.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Um, no… Single-family homes aren’t reviewed like multi-family, which has been the conundrum for the past five years.

Anonymous
2 months ago

For this to kind of renting to occur in the city and county, which is a direct attack on the hotel industry, it must approved by the local government. So yes, like I said, it’s the city or county’s problem because they approved this scheme.

Anonymous
2 months ago

A phenomenon of modern times: the world’s greatest bedroom manager, without owning a hotel.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Cool?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why is this news?

Anonymous
2 months ago

…and this is newsworthy because??

Statler & Waldorf
2 months ago

I see that he booked something rather modest in that picture.

Anonymous
2 months ago

People act like Airbnb invented vacation rentals. We have been renting our cabins direct to guests for 22 years. Airbnb is horrible when it comes to the hosts.

ex-Londoner resident in 33132
2 months ago

Because he is a single bloke—not possible for most of us obviously!