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Airbnb users share tips … and the wealth

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Airbnb, you’re worth more than Hyatt. But, they have the same business model. Owner / marketer/ management co.

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Tile House Perry Hoffman’s Tile House in California’s Mojave Desert is listed as one of Airbnb’s Top 40 “wish list” locations in the world.

Airbnb may soon be worth more than all but three of America’s largest hotel chains.

The website that lets you rent people’s homes and apartments is reportedly finalizing a deal to raise about $500 million more from private equity firm TPG Capital and other investors, bringing the company’s valuation to $10 billion.

That would vault Airbnb ahead of Hyatt (H), Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) and Holiday Inn owner InterContinental (IHG).

All this from a site that’s only been around since 2008.

Staying in a stranger’s place is not only acceptable now, but for an increasing number of people, it’s the preferred way to book a vacation rental. It helps tourists feel more like locals.

The trend has been dubbed the “sharing economy.” And as that name suggests…

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Written by Larry Chiang

June 16, 2015 at 4:53 am

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