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Hospitality startup Sonder says it has added more than 100 new corporate travel accounts over the past year.
The San Francisco-based company says increased demand has come from the technology, hospitality, retail, entertainment and healthcare industries. It adds that its most popular destinations in 2021 included New York City, Philadelphia, London, Dublin and New Orleans.
Phil Stapleton, managing director of serviced accommodation specialist Situ, which distributes Sonder inventory, said: “In this economy, companies offering a compelling relocation package to a prospective hire can really stand out. Today, our clients are consistently prioritising autonomous accommodation spaces that are comfortable, thoughtfully designed, tech-forward and in the right locations.”
Sonder, which recently announced plans to go public, offers flexible accommodation from hotel rooms to full apartments. The company’s technology-driven proposition also enables travellers to manage their stay via mobile application.
Kristen Richter, vice president of sales for Sonder, said: “We’re incredibly pleased with the traction we’ve seen among this important travel segment since launching a dedicated team focused on this customer base just last year, and to be working with strong partners in the space.”
Sonder added its inventory to the major global distribution systems in July 2021 and also has partnerships with Egencia, HotelEngine and TripActions.
London-based Selina, another hospitality startup targeting corporate travellers, has also announced plans to go public in 2022.