Smiling House is a unique prospect for property managers because of the company’s policy to only accept vacation homes that are not listed on common OTA sites, which often limits the ability of luxury property managers to receive high-quality guest bookings. The inventory selection process on Smiling House is very discerning in that it serves a distinct niche of properties that fall into a very opulent category of luxury. With an instant connection to Smiling House through BookingPal, property managers have the opportunity for increased exposure to guest clientele who book such vacation homes.
Another strong differentiator that will attract property management companies to list with Smiling House is the firm’s commitment to service. The site is an entirely request-to-book platform, with no automated booking option. The Smiling House property review team and the property’s manager each have an opportunity to review a booking request to determine if the property is a good match to the guest.
“At Smiling House, we offer a superior hospitality product with strong communication and expectations with both guests and property managers that each booking is an ideal fit for each party,” says Moriya Brockman, founder of Smiling House. “Our customer service team considers themselves an extension of the property manager’s business and treats each booking with stellar care.”
Each Smiling House team member is intimately familiar with each of the 3,400 luxury properties and 90 destinations available. This information is invaluable to a guest who has specific requests and expectations, and who is potentially unfamiliar with the destination’s unique offerings, or perhaps restrictions.
“We are pleased to add Smiling House to our luxury offerings, enabling property managers to be considered for joining their elite inventory with one click through our Channel Connector,” says Alex Aydin, CEO, and founder of BookingPal. “The team at Smiling House embodies a return to high-touch customer service and quality representation of the homes of their property management companies. We are proud to aid in their efforts.”
Smiling House intends to seek out and research new potential properties through BookingPal’s Channel Connector API with the intention to expand their collection, as well as accept submissions from property management companies to be added to Smiling House.
More information on BookingPal’s Channel Connector API can be found at www.BookingPal.com.
BookingPal is the leading provider of distribution technology and Channel Management solutions for the vacation rental industry. BookingPal helps property management companies increase revenue, occupancy, and efficiency through a fully managed distribution platform. The platform provides smooth, continuous, and real-time connectivity between the world’s leading property management software systems and consumer travel websites such as Homes & Villas – By Marriott International, Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia,VRBO, Google, and TripAdvisor.
About Smiling House
Smiling House is a network of luxury vacation rentals, stylish and exclusive. Its goal is to connect prestigious travelers with unique chalets, villas, mansions, and castles. It is a Swiss-based booking platform specializing in rentals and sales of unique vacation homes in some 100 destinations worldwide. Hundreds of professional property managers & homeowners have joined the Smiling House group, creating a global offering of outstanding hospitality combined with unforgettable experiences.