Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles and New York City are just a few of the U.S. cities where hotels have opened up in recent years.
But even in the era of hyper-competitive Airbnb, many hotels have struggled to gain a foothold in the citys crowded, dense residential real estate markets.
In fact, there have been a total of 7,948 hotel occupancy permits issued to hotel owners in New York since 2010, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A recent survey by the Real Estate Board of New Jersey, however, found that nearly a third of the hotels in the area have not yet opened.
For many New Yorkers, the lack of room availability has become a constant, and they’re looking for ways to make their home at the same time.
Many hotels have been using digital platforms such as Airbnb to help them reach their customers.
Airbnb has seen its user base grow over the past two years, and many hotels are now offering digital platforms as part of their new suite of services.
Airbnb also recently launched a new suite for the hotel industry, a suite that lets guests rent out rooms and suites.
While some hotels have opted to use digital platforms to make the most of their growing user base, others are choosing to remain true to their traditional hotels and remain in the business of hospitality.
Hotel operators have had to adapt their strategies to the digital world.
Many of the newer hotels in New Orleans are not using their traditional buildings to house guests, but instead are using digital spaces to connect with their guests, said Michael D. Stapleton, managing partner of hotel consulting firm Stapler International, which specializes in the hotel and residential realty industries.
Stappleton said hotels have tried to keep the same look, feel and layout, but have adapted their digital offerings to cater to the growing demand.
For example, Staplyn told the AP, they have been offering rooms with different amenities and pricing based on the type of stay, including a lower room rate for those who book more than a few nights, a higher room rate based on how many people stay, and an option to stay in a larger suite, which typically has higher amenities.
The traditional approach, however can be expensive, so some hotels are moving away from traditional hotel design, Stappler said.
While many traditional hotel rooms are still used, they are not used in the same manner, he added.
Instead, many of the rooms in new hotel rooms tend to be used as shared rooms, which allow guests to rent a room and share amenities such as Wi-Fi access, the AP reported.
Many other hotels, however have adopted digital platforms.
The New York Times recently reported that the Times is now renting out rooms to people who rent rooms on Airbnb.
In a statement, Airbnb spokeswoman Molly Smith said the company has been providing guests with “a suite of tools that will allow them to customize their experiences.”
She also said the suite will help guests book more expensive hotels, such as those with multiple rooms.
But for many, staying in a hotel room can be a struggle.
“We want to make sure our guests are comfortable and that they feel good about staying at the hotel, and it can be challenging to do that when you’re renting a room,” Staplin said.
“If it’s a shared room, it’s the room you choose, not the room they are staying in.
And so I think that a lot of people have had an awkward time booking in.”
But it can get better.
The AP found that many hotels were charging an average of $300 to $500 per night for a room.
But some of those rates are being cut by the Airbnb suite, and some of the room rates are even being reduced.
The suite will be open for the next three weeks, and the hotel is offering complimentary access to the suite for a limited time, Stattleton said.
With this new suite, guests will also be able to book rooms with an Airbnb partner for the same price as they would have been booking their rooms through their traditional hotel, but with an additional charge for the suite, according the AP.
“With this suite, it means that for example, you can book a room for $1,300 a night and be charged $500,” Stapplin said, adding that the suite is only available to those who have a verified Airbnb account.
The new suite will also help to boost Airbnb’s footprint in the region, according Staplynn.
Stashroom guests can book rooms online or in person for the lowest price, and also be notified when their rooms are available.
Guests will also have access to their own room and amenities, such a Wi-fi network, Stashloo said. But