After launching officially on Monday, Sentral will offer its residents the opportunity to host their apartments on Airbnb across various Sentral communities, including Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami and Scottsdale, with more set to follow.
Both Sentral and Airbnb support aspects of hosting. While Airbnb offers guest screening and Aircover for Hosts, an extensive protection programme for hosts, Sentral provides access to on-demand scheduled services, such as cleaning and maintenance and smart lock access control.
At the same time, Sentral’s home-share manager also helps residents manage their listing, rates, availability and photography.
Qualifying residents will be able to list their apartments on Airbnb as an opportunity to help earn extra money by sharing their space when they are out of town or for a local event, enabling them to capitalise on high-demand periods. To ensure and protect a sense of community at each Sentral property, residents are able to share their homes for up to 150 nights per year, subject to local laws and restrictions.
Sentral CEO Jon Slavet said: “Flexible living is the new normal. The Sentral home-sharing programme enables our residents to safely and easily earn extra money while they travel, helping them defray their rent, and be an integral part of our communities. It’s life on their terms.”
Jesse Stein, head of Airbnb for Real Estate, said: “Airbnb has long supported and enabled building owners and their residents to benefit from home sharing. We’re thrilled that Sentral—a unique company committed to flexible living—is unlocking the ability for more renters to have economic empowerment through hosting their home when they travel.”
Airbnb’s existing policies and coverage will apply to residents who host their Sentral apartment home on Airbnb.
Among the benefits and lifestyle perks that Sentral offers to residents are curated community and local explorer experiences, a resident referral programme, exclusive travel benefits, a community app from Cobu, curated city travel guides, exclusive offers from retail and local partners, and more.