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Airbnb launches luxury listings in different markets including Morocco

Airbnb has launched luxury listings across different markets including Morocco, the American company announced last week. The listings, called Airbnb Luxe, with an average price of $1,000 per night include high-end villas across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Airbnb Luxe also features castles, private islands and even entire villages that could be booked by users. Some of the listings go as high as over $20,000 per night.

“Airbnb Luxe provides access to unique and spectacular properties with dedicated trip designers to ensure bespoke experiences and services to make every stay truly magical. With homes that are destinations in themselves, travelers can stay at incredible places, including award-winning homes in New Zealand and South Africa, castles in France and breathtaking historic villas in Tuscany,” said Airbnb in a statement.

Airbnb Luxe, according to the statement by the company, is built on deep expertise in luxury travel that the company gained from its acquisition of Luxury Retreats in 2017.

“This new tier launches with more than 2,000 handpicked homes around the world, each one passing strict evaluation across 300+ criteria to meet standards in both design and function. This includes elevated design standards on a variety of elements, from premium materials & finishes and rare & unique features, to spaces that accommodate groups, highly functional design, chef-grade appliances and the proper amount of bathrooms corresponding to each bedroom,” noted the statement.

In the Middle East & North Africa, Airbnb Luxe is currently available in Marrakesh only with 12 properties, starting from $440 per night. The most expensive Marrakesh property, Dar Pili, however, will cost visitors over $12,000 per night.

Airbnb also plans to launch Luxe in 12 more cities later this year including Milan, Paris, and Austin.

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