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Marriott enters luxury home-sharing market for the wealthy with Tribute Portfolio Homes

The home-sharing market is poised to become a lot more competitive, following news that the world's largest hotel company, Marriott International, is entering the fray.

In a move that takes a page of out of the playbooks of AccorHotels, Airbnb and Hyatt, Marriott has partnered with London-based home-stay property management company Hostmaker to create a new home-sharing platform called Tribute Portfolio Homes.

Every home listed on the site has been vetted and reviewed to meet safety, security and design standards, and includes premium linens, high speed Internet, full-sized bathroom, kitchen essentials, and child-friendly amenities such as high chairs and travel cribs.

Guests can earn loyalty points with Marriott Rewards when booking a short-term vacation rental from the site. A “Welcome Wizard” will also greet guests for a hand-over of the keys and quick orientation of the home.

The pilot project is available only in London for now.

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French group AccorHotels also offers premium and luxury home-share listings on its site Onefinestay, which likewise lists homes that have been personally visited and approved by the Accor team. And Oasis Collections, which offers a listing of curated home rentals in 20 cities around the world, is actually part of the Hyatt hotel group.

Homeshare giant Airbnb recently created a new category of listings called Airbnb Plus for travelers willing to splash out a little more on their home away from home. The selection of premium, high quality homes meets a 100-point checklist of features, amenities and aesthetics.

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