SoBeNY Rentals shows the power in combining their PMS, Hostfully, with Rentals United channel management
SobeNY was founded in 2017 as an alternative to hotel accommodations for domestic and international business travels. They focus primarily on master leasing high quality residential apartments in the center of urban core areas where they operate.
|N of properties connected||500|
|Headquarter Location||New York, US|
|Tech Used||Rentals United + Hostfully + Breezeway|
Increase consistency in connections with Sales Channels
Increase available sales channels to connect directly with their PMS
Ensure accuracy of availability schedule
Before rentals united, the majority of our business was domestic. Now over 60% of our business is international travel.
Before hiring Rentals United, SobeNY worked solely with their PMS, Hostfully, for their distribution needs. They quickly found that Rentals United could provide the sales channels and consistent connections they needed.
60%increase in international guests
15number of websites you advertise on
10cities across the us
Founded in 2017, SobeNY is an American hospitality company providing luxury accommodation for short-term travel in core urban destinations in the US. The company grew from a handful of properties in Nashville, TN and Miami, FL to over 500 properties over 10 cities across the US.
The company provides alternative accommodations for travelers that help them feel right at home, aiming to create a consistent experience at each of their properties.
To complement their business, SobeNY hired the PMS, Hostfully, to help manage their property management business as well as Breezeway for their cleaning and operations management.
The company quickly realized that in order to grow their business, they needed more sales channels and also required more consistent connections. They found Rentals United as a channel manager that seamlessly connects with their PMS while offering the diversity of connections they needed for their marketing strategies.
The benefits to working with a channel manager that worked seamlessly with their PMS gave them access to more sales channels, and the ability to manipulate rates in more detail on the Rentals United platform before sending the rates to the channels.
This model proved to be successful for them by increasing their bookings, occupancy rates, and revenues. Rentals United also helped them broaden their customer base from 100% domestic to now 60% international clients.
During the height of COVID in 2020, they were successfully able to pivot their marketing strategy to attract traveling health care professionals which effectively supplemented their business through COVID until travel started to rebound in early 2021.
Their goals for 2021 are to double their inventory heading into 2022. In the long term, the company plans to continue to expand domestically and internationally as well.
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No, they're not. Some listing sites add their commission on top of the prices you save. These channels want your net rates. Other channels will charge their commission from the prices you save. For the later, you have the possibility to mark your rates up to cover for their commission. We inform you in details how the channels work after you sign-up.
Are other connections included in your pricing?
Rentals United integrates with tech providers that help manage short-term rentals automatically. These providers include Property Management Systems, Payment Providers, Yield Managers and Operational Tools. In order to use them, you have to sign up and contract their services, and pay them separately.
What does your pricing include?
The Rentals United fee includes storing your property info, using the Channel Manager and all of our other tools: Guest Planner, Booking Engine, Guest Communication, Quality Checker, iCal sync and Multi-Calendar. There's no set-up fee: you will get training during the first month of signing up and larger accounts will get a Key Account Manager to help them grow.