20 Jul Why hosting has never been that easy
My grandma always used to tell me that hosting was an art. Seeing her getting the house ready was like witnessing the twelve labours of Hercules, making me realise that a proper welcoming does not tolerate any ounce of improvisation.
Today, with the short-term rental success, more and more hosts around the world are looking to rent their property when they are away. Yet it can sometimes turn into a bitter-sweet experience when they realise how restrictive this is. How to deal with guest enquiries when you are away? Who will come to fix the boiler? Not you, obviously, because you are, or at least, were currently having a nice time in a place that is so far you don’t even remember that you actually had a boiler at home. And no, you don’t remember your WiFi code and its 12 letters. And you are already struggling to fix your curtains when you are at home, so doing it via Skype will certainly take a while. Hosting someone, on top of this? Good luck.
City Relay is here to help busy hosts doing their job. We offer full management services so that hosts don’t have to worry about all the nitty-gritty. Hundreds of them rely on our hotel-style cleaning team to take great care of their accommodation, whereas our maintenance team looks after practical issues. Our team ensures all communication with guests before and during their stay, providing them with a 24h assistance number. If your guests need anything, our centrally-located reception desk is open from 9AM to 10PM to handle check in/out and much more. Being a perfect host has never been so easy.
I definitely don’t get why my Grandma said being a host was difficult.