Airbnb Launches New Restaurant Reservation App First In SF
For online restaurant reservations you can load up the OpenTable mobile app or website booking engine and snag a table for a certain date and time across a wide selection of dining establishments in the city. Just like you can with snagging a short term rental in SF with Airbnb. So Airbnb took the next logical step and rolled out for the first time (in San Francisco) its new table-booking tool under its flagship app. Just go to the For You area, and click on the Popular Tables in SF icon. Of course, you don’t have to be in SF to do this. And voila. A select number of fine or fun dining establishments roll up for getting a timely table. Airbnb partnered with Resy Network to create the new facet of its app—at a cost of $13 million.
The new app function is part of Airbnb’s expansion of services to clients to enhance their travel experience and convenience, and to build more revenue streams. Resy doesn’t charge a reservation fee as OpenTable does, and is also built into Uber’s app.