Publicis Sapient and Epsilon partner Marriott to launch Homes & Villas by Marriott International channel connectivity program
May 3, 2021: Homes & Villas by Marriott International (“HVMI”), the popular whole home-rental offering part of the Marriott Bonvoy travel program, is launching an initiative enabling property management software companies and channel managers to integrate directly to its Application Programming Interface (API) (“Channel Connectivity Program”). The new Channel Connectivity Program creates multiple options for property management companies to connect faster, more efficiently, and more reliably to HVMI. The first participants expected to connect directly through the Channel Connectivity Program are Avantio, BookingPal, Ciirus, Direct Software, Escapia, Hostfully, KrossBooking, NextPax, Rentals United and Track.
“Customer interest in our home rental offerings has been extremely strong and reservations for homes have grown significantly over the last year,” said Jennifer Hsieh, Vice President of Homes & Villas by Marriott International. “Opening our API through the Channel Connectivity Program enables us to meaningfully scale our inventory to meet demand. This will also provide property management companies with personalized support and service, ensuring their homes are presented to our customers, including members of Marriott Bonvoy, in the best light possible.”
Homes & Villas by Marriott International has teamed up with Publicis Sapient, an industry-leading digital transformation consultancy, and Epsilon, an outcomes-based marketing organization, to help develop the Channel Connectivity Program technology. Marriott expects the collaboration will innovate guest experiences by unlocking the power of data and accelerate supply growth on the Homes & Villas by Marriott International platform.
Now, with more ways to connect, property management companies around the world can tap into a multitude of benefits consistently available through Homes & Villas by Marriott International, including access to Marriott Bonvoy’s 147 million members, a dedicated account manager and operations support, best-in-class hospitality training, favorable procurement pricing and more. Property management software companies and channel managers can work with Homes & Villas by Marriott International with confidence, knowing they are working with a company with decades of hospitality experience and one that aims to stay on top of the ever-changing home rental landscape.
About Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Launched in May 2019, Homes & Villas by Marriott International is a curated and growing collection of 25,000 premium and luxury whole home rentals located in 240 prime destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Leveraging Marriott International’s decades of delivering exceptional hospitality experience, each home is professionally managed and meets the company’s design, cleanliness, safety and amenity standards. It is also the only home rental offering to participate in the award-winning travel program Marriott Bonvoy, enabling members to earn and redeem points for all stays. Connect with @HomesandVillasbyMarriott on Instagram and Facebook.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Publicis Sapient
Publicis Sapient is a digital business transformation company. We partner with global organizations to help them create and sustain competitive advantage in a world that is increasingly digital. We operate through our expert SPEED capabilities: Strategy and Consulting, Product, Experience, Engineering and Data, which combined with our culture of curiosity and deep industry knowledge, enables us to deliver meaningful impact to our clients’ businesses through reimagining the products and experiences their customers truly value. Our agile, data-driven approach equips our clients’ businesses for change, making digital the core of how they think and what they do. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe with 20,000 people and over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit publicissapient.com.
Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing. We enable marketing that’s built on proof, not promisesTM. Through Epsilon PeopleCloud, the marketing platform for personalizing consumer journeys with performance transparency, Epsilon helps marketers anticipate, activate and prove measurable business outcomes. Powered by CORE ID®, the most accurate and stable identity management platform representing 200+ million people, Epsilon’s award-winning data and technology is rooted in privacy by design and underpinned by powerful AI. With more than 50 years of experience in personalization and performance working with the world’s top brands, agencies and publishers, Epsilon is a trusted partner leading CRM, digital media, loyalty and email programs. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with over 8,000 employees in over 40 offices around the world. For more information, visit epsilon.com. Follow us on Twitter at @EpsilonMktg.