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Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy: Back your rentals with a stellar reputation

Are you a short-term rental manager looking to expand your property portfolio and attract discerning travelers? If so, you should consider listing on Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy. As the vacation rental arm of the world’s largest hospitality company, this platform offers an expertly curated collection of private homes that meet Marriott’s exacting standards in design, comfort, and safety. Let’s explore why partnering with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy can be a game-changer for your vacation rental business.

What is Marriott Bonvoy?

Marriott Bonvoy refers to the Marriott loyalty program which includes a portfolio of over 8,000 properties (including everything from budget-friendly hotels to high-end resorts) across close to 30 brands worldwide. Homes and Villas is a subsector of that program dedicated exclusively to vacation rentals. The selection of homes is hand-picked and includes only homes managed professionally by vetted property management companies.

Here’s what sets them apart:

  1. Highly curated offering
    Unlike many other rental platforms, Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy exclusively collaborates with professional management companies that offer premium and luxury inventory. Each property undergoes a rigorous evaluation process, either in person or digitally, before it’s listed on their site.
    This means guests can trust that they’re booking a high-quality and comfortable stay.
  2. Professionally managed homes only
    In order to uphold their high standards, every property listed on the platform is professionally managed by a vetted property management partner. Guests can expect a professionally cleaned home, 24/7 local support, high-speed Wi-Fi, premium linens and amenities, and family-friendly conveniences upon request to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience.
  3. Guests can earn & redeem with Marriott Bonvoy
    Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem points for every stay with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy. This means your properties will open up to a new audience of potential guests seeking vacation rentals through which they can enjoy the benefits of Marriott’s loyalty program.

Why partner with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy?

Now that you know what they offer, let’s delve into why collaborating with them is a strategic move for short-term rental managers.

Expertly curated selection

When you list your properties with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, you’re aligning your brand with a trusted name in hospitality with over 90 years of experience. Guests will instantly recognize the Marriott reputation and know that the properties they’re considering have been vetted and approved.

Professional management and support

Since the program carefully selects property management partners for their professionalism and ability to maintain high standards, the Marriott team is committed to addressing any issues or concerns quickly in order to ensure your guests are left with a positive impression of your properties.

Loyalty rewards points

A partnership with Marriott Bonvoy incentivizes members to choose Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy for their vacation rentals. Guests earn valuable loyalty points for every stay, making your properties even more appealing.

Key benefits for property management companies

Partnering with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy offers a host of advantages for property management companies:

Brand affiliation

Align your properties with the trusted Marriott brand, which boasts nearly a century of hospitality excellence. Selected homes are positioned as some of the finest vacation rentals worldwide, increasing your property’s appeal to travelers.

Global reach

Access over 176 million Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program members who prefer properties affiliated with Marriott. This exposure introduces your homes to a vast, new audience and provides property managers with an additional revenue stream.

Exceptional support

Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy offers support with operations, performance optimization on the platform, homeowner acquisition, and exclusive training. They also offer premium amenities and supplies to enhance your guests’ experience.

How it works

Here are a few of the more technical details of qualifying and listing with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy.

Booking requirements

Instant Book: All properties on the platform must be on Instant Book and Inquiry, although they may provide exceptions to have properties on Inquiry Only.  
Cancellation policies: Homes and Villas supports 14-day, 30-day, and 60-day cancellation policies, with a super strict 90-day policy reserved for exceptional cases.

Listing criteria

There are a number of quality and service requirements necessary to be listed on Homes and Villas. Their team of experts will share additional details and support property managers to determine if they are eligible or not.

Technical requirements

Each property listing must include:

  • Unique property name (minimum of 8 characters, maximum of 255)
  • Accurate property address
  • Property description
  • Number of “rooms” must be greater than zero (ie. no studios)
  • A minimum of six pictures with a minimum resolution of 500 x 800 (they recommend 20 pictures)
  • A minimum of five amenities
  • At least three days of consecutive availability and nightly base pricing over the next 365 days

Operational requirements:

  • Professional vacation rental company (no individual homeowners) managing all types of properties in the premium and luxury space
  • Basic home standards
    • Fire, life, and safety requirements
    • Bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo etc.)
    • 24/7 support

In conclusion, if you’re a short-term rental manager looking to elevate your properties and reach a broader audience, Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy is the ideal partner. With this partnership, you are highlighting your commitment to elevated standards of operations and service that will resonate with guests and owners alike.

Joining Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will give you access to a global hospitality brand, from marketing to their 180 Million guest members to unlocking access to some of the best training available in the industry. Partnering with Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will help you level up your brand and attract great guests and new owners to your business.

For any property manager seeking to expand reach and attract more bookings, implementing a multi-channel distribution strategy is essential for success.  The key to easily enabling a broad distribution is an effective channel manager like Guesty.

The right channel manager will integrate with the booking channels that suit your brand and enable unified bookings, guest communication and listing updates on one platform.  In addition to Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Guesty’s channel manager integrates with over 150 channels, allowing users to easily manage all bookings from multiple channels on a single platform.

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