Israel: End-to-end property management platform Guesty, which seeks to automate and streamline complex operational needs accompanying short-term rental management, has unveiled Guesty For Hosts [formerly Your Porter App], its newly branded and enhanced offering for small hosts and property owners.
Built for the needs of those managing a handful of rentals, Guesty For Hosts is described as being “cost-effective, intuitive and fully optimised for mobile”, and enables new users to better manage their listings in a matter of minutes.
Guesty’s legacy product, now Guesty For Pros, will continue to service larger hospitality megabrands and enterprise businesses. With the unveiling of Guesty For Hosts, Guesty says that it is cementing its footprint as the property management software serving the entire alternative accommodation ecosystem – from small family-run businesses to enterprise megabrands.
Guesty For Hosts incorporates key features including a unified calendar to manage all reservations across Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo and more in one centralised location; a direct booking website builder that creates a branded website immediately, enabling users to earn more revenue per reservation; cleaning management tools with a dedicated staff portal to schedule cleanings, report tasks and create individual property checklists; and simplified guest communication with auto-response messaging templates that aim to save users 40+ hours per week.
Those features, and more that the platform offers, can be utilised on-the-go via the Guesty For Hosts mobile app on iOS and Android, or on desktop.
Amiad Soto, co-founder and CEO of Guesty, said: “With short-term rentals now the leading accommodation choice in the Covid-19 era as they offer privacy, comfortable work-from-home setups and longer-stay amenities, more individuals are looking to participate in this ecosystem. We are excited to launch Guesty For Hosts to give those starting out, or those currently running smaller-sized rental operations, a tool that can help them automate key areas of their business so it can run on autopilot.
“The transformation of Your Porter App into Guesty For Hosts provides users with more support, enhanced capabilities and a platform backed by Guesty’s industry-leading Product and R&D team which has implemented a new design to elevate the user experience,” he added.
It follows Guesty’s acquisition of Your Porter App in April, when the company also raised $50 million in a Series D funding round led by the Apax Digital Fund. The AMI Opportunities Fund, advised by Apax Partners, and existing investors Viola Growth, Flashpoint, Vertex Ventures, Kingfisher Investment Advisors and La Maison Partners, all participated in the round, which made Guesty the highest-funded property management software worldwide.
Since graduating from Y Combinator in 2014, Guesty has sought to build a flexible, smart software in a fragmented market, providing customers in over 80 countries with an end-to-end solution in which they can manage their portfolio of properties across a variety of online travel platforms.
Soto added: “To build a successful rental business – big or small – you must rely on strong technology. It is our goal to continue to be the backbone for hosts of all sizes as we innovate, consolidate and help further democratise the hosting ecosystem.”
New users of Guesty For Hosts are able to sign up for a free 14 day trial of the platform, with no credit card or commitment required.