DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Once a website used mostly by cash-strapped college kids and city-hopping couch crashers, Airbnb has expanded its customer base to everyone from business people needing short-term housing to luxury travelers seeking out new adventures.
Last month, for example, the San Francisco-based short-term rental company announced its Airbnb Select program that targets high-end vacationers with specialty listings. And it recently teamed up with WeWork, the New York-based co-working company, to offer business people a place to stay for the night and take advantage of shared office space during the day.
In Denver, Airbnb's occupancy rate increased by 10 percent, to 61 percent, according to an October report on the city's hospitality market from broker service CBRE Group Inc. As of Nov. 1, Denver Airbnb's had 310,000 guest arrivals and 3,200 active hosts who earn an average $6,800 per year.
So, which spots in the Mile High City are contributing to that uptick in occupancy rates?
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