Unilodgers Brings New Resources, Booking Platform to the U.S.

 

Unilodgers, an online marketplace that lets students find their ideal housing accommodations, is bringing its platform stateside. The company has already engaged more than 1.1 million students from 195 countries who are attending universities in the UK and Australia – and now adds U.S. apartment supply to its booking experience.

The benefit of Unilodgers, according to Daniel Smith, the company’s Chief Partnerships Officer, is the seamless search experience for students, who can research, compare and book all in one place. Smith likens his company’s product to an Expedia or Orbitz within the hospitality industry.

JoAnn Orrell, senior vice president of partnerships for Unilodgers, notes the platform was created from the student housing experience and challenges faced by the company’s founder. The marketplace aims to provide an informed, positive housing experience for students, while giving operators a 2 percent to 3 percent bump in occupancy, which can mean all the difference in this competitive environment.

Watch the interview to learn more from Smith and Orrell about the platform.

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