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When traveling, you can’t beat the essential and welcoming amenities that an upscale hotel offers. Secure lodging, a staff whose job is to accommodate your requests (be it clean towels or a ride to the airport), spotless guest rooms, and extras like ocean-front pools and rooftop bars make hotels an ideal place to stay when globetrotting. However, Airbnb’s 1.3 million users show that many people actually prefer to stay in a home over a hotel. But what about those who prefer the comforts of a home and the luxuries of a hotel? Enter a new home rental service, Oasis.
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An online platform that hand selects each property with a 50-point inspection, Oasis, has just launched in San Francisco. Not just anybody can list a home, the property has to meet SF’s short-term rental laws and be of a certain quality in terms of design, comfort, and location. Some things Oasis looks for when performing the home inspection? Wooden hangers, table settings for twice as many people as its maximum capacity, and carbon monoxide detectors. Most of the homes aren’t primary living spaces, but second houses only periodically used by the owners. In terms of hotel-like amenities, all Oasis properties have fresh linens, professional cleaning, toiletries from Malin & Goetz, and complimentary Wifi. Unlike its largest competitor, Airbnb, Oasis has a team of people, referred to as ‘guest experience specialists’ that control the entire booking process from answering questions about the internet to providing the keys. Oasis wants guests to think of these people as one would a concierge at a hotel. They are in-the-know locals who can book restaurant reservations and arrange activities.
Oasis has a perks program in which the brand partners with local services to make the Oasis guest’s stay less stressful. The perks in San Francisco include deals from Zeel, an in-home massage company, Ritual Hot Yoga, Luxe Valet SF, and Milk Plus spa treatments. Oasis currently operates 2,000 properties in over 20 international cities and two private clubs for its members in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.