It’s no surprise that travellers are now opting for Airbnb accommodations instead of conventional hotels when they travel. Not only can they search for budget-friendly stays through the online community marketplace, but those who are looking for a more luxurious accommodation with breathtaking views can also rely on the platform to seek such arrangements.
Want to stay in a tree house or futuristic airship? Search on Airbnb.
To welcome its next stage of growth in Malaysia, Airbnb launched a premier platform called Airbnb Plus in Kuala Lumpur that offers a new tier of quality homes last week.
The selection of homes under Airbnb Plus provide assurance and added peace to guests, as they are all offered by hosts who receive excellent reviews and are highly rated with at least 4.8 out of 5 stars. Travellers who book an Airbnb Plus home will also get access to a highly-trained customer support team that provides faster responses. More assurance = better experience!
Besides that, each home is inspected and verified in person by a third party against a 100+ point checklist to ensure the comfort, cleanliness and design meet the required standards. You can also expect the homes to be well-equipped with amenities such as fast wifi and cooking essentials, as well as have impeccable interior designs! How great is that?
According to Mike Orgill, Airbnb General Manager of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the programme caters to broadening the appeal of Airbnb to more guests.
“Airbnb Plus represents a new tier of homes that are personally verified for all the comforts and amenities we know travellers expect when they live away from home. Additionally, we want to recognise hosts who go above and beyond to provide outstanding hospitality.
“Kuala Lumpur is our third city in Southeast Asia to launch Plus, and I’m very excited that the continuous growth of our local host community has allowed us to expand our product and cater to growing traveller demand for local, authentic hospitality in Malaysia,” said Mike.
Interested in staying at an Airbnb Plus home? All you have to do is look out for the red “PLUS” badge under the listing photo when searching for accommodations. Time to start planning our next comfy getaway!