Hotel Engine has added short-term rental provider Sonder’s inventory to its offerings, the companies said on Tuesday. The inventory will be available “from October 2021,” the companies said, without further details.
The companies did not immediately return a request for clarification.
“The addition of Sonder provides more choice and flexibility in the way our members travel and stay to work in some of the best cities in the world,” said Anwar Musa, vice president of supplier relations at Hotel Engine. , in a press release.
Sonder added its inventory to major global distribution systems in July after announcing in May its intention to go public by merging with special-purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos II at a valuation of $ 2.2 billion. Hotel Engine, a contract-free, free business travel booking and management platform, raised $ 16 million in funding in September 2019. It claims to offer rates up to 60% lower than public rates.
Hotel Engine has more than 550,000 individual members in 35,000 companies, with 700,000 hotels in more than 185 countries, according to the company. Sonder’s portfolio includes 250 properties with 5,000 units in more than 35 cities across nine countries, according to the company.