Airbnb has named Greg Greeley president of Airbnb Homes. In this position, Greeley will support the host and guest community of the platform and will also work on its new Airbnb Plus platform and its expanded super host and super guest program, named Airbnb Collections.
Greeley has worked for 18 years for Amazon, where he recently led Amazon Prime, a program he helped invent and launched in 2005. Before leading Amazon Prime, Greeley was vice president of international expansion and Amazon category, where he oversaw the launch of the business in India and Brazil.
Previously, he directed the worldwide media section (books, music, video, software and games) of the electronic giant and previously also held the position of vice president of Amazon's global operations, retail and marketing finance organizations, among other positions.
According to the company in a statement, Greeley has been a member of the community for the past few years and was one of the first to adopt the housing exchange.
For the next ten years, the company wants to move forward so that each person has their own category within the platform. "We have gone from having three air mattresses to having more than 4.5 million apartments in more than 192 countries," recalls the company.
"We want 1,000 million guests to experience Airbnb, live at home and be welcome in every home, and Greg is the perfect person to run our Homes business and help us realize this vision," according to Airbnb.
On the other hand, regarding the launch of Airbnb Plus, the company announced that in a little over a week more than 12,000 people have requested to host this new segment of the company in the 13 launch markets.
They have also registered a 95% increase in the nights reserved for Airbnb Plus homes by customers, which, according to the company, "exceeded their expectations".
Airbnb Plus is available now in the cities of Austin, Barcelona, Cape Town, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Milan, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto.
"More than half a million hosts have begun to update their listings descriptions to reflect our expanded category types, making it easier for guests to find their homes," says Airbnb.