Hostmaker is a 5* exclusive short-term rental management company, present in 6 countries including France, in Paris and Cannes.
Can you tell us about your business ?
We are the european leader and we just raised the biggest fundraising of our market : 13 millions euros which make a total amount of 22 millions euros raised since our creation. Hostmaker has been selected as one of the five fast-growing british businesses to watch in 2016 and won the 2017 Best Short-Term Rental Platform prize at the Serviced Apartment Awards.
It provides hotel-style cleaning services, linen rental and welcome packs for arriving guests as well as pricing optimisation, guest communication and even design services or maintenance for Airbnb hosts.
Why did you choose the Côte d’Azur ?
We chose to settle in Côte d’Azur because we see a huge development potential here notably through events like Festival de Cannes or MIPIM (the world’s leading property market). Hotel accomodation does not have a sufficient room capacity to welcome everybody. Moreover, we had a strong call from our actual clients who have residences in Cannes and who were looking forward to our launch in this city.
What particular support have you received from Team Côte d’Azur while choosing a location and setting up ?
We had the chance to meet Team Côte d’Azur during MIPIM 2018. Since then, Team Côte d’Azur is helping us in our PR, liking us with journalists and the local ecosystem.
What are your projects and objectives for the coming year ?
We have launched Hostmaker in Cannes in the end of March 2018 and our goal is to manage between 40-60 accomodations here before the end of 2018.We aim for a development in the region, starting with Juan Les Pins, Antibes, Le Cap d’Antibes, etc. And why not going to Nice