Booking.com adds its one-millionth property in Nantucket, Massachusetts
Booking.com’s ambition to connect travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay in the most seamless and enjoyable way possible has reached new heights with the addition of the website’s one-millionth property. The soon-to-open Greydon House, tucked away in the historic district of the picturesque island of Nantucket, just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, became the one-millionth property to be added to the Booking.com platform. As the most recent addition to the site and now available for pre-booking, this contemporary take on a cosy village inn joins the world’s most diverse array of unique accommodation options in over 30 different categories, including everything from boats, igloos, castles, and treehouses to apartments, villas, holiday homes and resorts.
“We were thrilled to find out that we’re Booking.com’s one millionth partner,” said Jeff David, Manager at the Greydon House. “Inspiring more travellers to visit Nantucket and experience it for themselves is one of the main reasons we’re in business. That’s why we decided to work with Booking.com in the first place as we know they can help us connect with more customers globally than anyone else. We’re really looking forward to working together to share both our brand and our special corner of Massachusetts with more potential guests from all over the world.”
“Empowering travellers with diversity and choice has always been at the core of our mission at Booking.com,” said Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com. “As we continue to expand and build relationships with accommodation providers in every corner of the globe, we are delivering on our promise to consumers that no matter who you are or what you’re looking for in a place to stay when you travel, we’ve got that one-in-a-million stay that’s just right for you. And the best part is that you don’t have to take our word for it—with more than 100 million reviews from real guests who’ve actually stayed at the property, you can guarantee that you’ll always find the perfect stay whoever you are and whatever you’re passionate about.”
Having doubled the number of properties on its platform in just two years, Booking.com today offers more than one million distinct properties that have over 23 million bookable rooms worldwide, including 7.2 million bookable rooms in homes, apartments, villas and other categories of unique places to stay. Over 70% of the accommodation options on Booking.com go beyond the traditional hotel, giving travellers the widest choice of great accommodations, with over one billion guests having stayed at a Booking.com property since the site was born.
“We are a small hotel chain. We don’t have the resources for mass marketing in overseas markets or in Asia,” said Michael Wünsch, General Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin. “But through Booking.com, we are able to reach out to guests that want this product. It’s the long arm of our distribution strategy and that’s why we do it.”
To celebrate this milestone, Booking.com is also launching a global campaign to give one lucky customer the chance to spend a week in the one-in-a-million Booking.com property of their choice. To enter, customers need only to name their dream property on Booking.com via their favourite social media channel (Facebook – by commenting under each campaign post, Twitter, Instagram) using both the hashtags #BookingLoves and #million.
Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property – from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don’t pay booking fees – ever. The Booking.com website is available in 43 languages, offers over one million hotels and accommodations including more than 489,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 93,000 destinations in 224 countries and territories worldwide. It features over 99M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 19 years of experience and a team of over 11,000 dedicated employees in over 176 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience.
Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com™, and is part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN).