Brian Chesky

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The Airbnb logo is displayed on a computer screen.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Airbnb’s long-awaited Wall Street debut is officially earmarked for 2020, but the home-share startup is charting an unconventional path to the public (...)

Chateau d’Estoublon in Provence, France. The property is included in Airbnb’s new platform. Photograph: Airbnb

When Airbnb launched in 2008, the tech startup offered cash-strapped travellers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.(...)

Cahercastle in Co Galway has been standing since the late 1400s. Photograph: Airbnb

A small castle in Galway which is more than 600 years old has become the most visited Airbnb in Europe, according to the wildly popular accommodation (...)

New Airbnb global head of transportation, Fred Reid, who most recently worked at the flying car company Kitty Hawk

Airbnb, the online accommodation portal, has signalled its intention to move into the transport market by appointing a top executive to lead the move.(...)

Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’m a real person who wants to eat delicious stuff’. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at Marcus, the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel, London, just as the lunch service is getting started. Perfec(...)

Kanye West has billed this week’s Yeezy release as his brand’s “largest drop ever” in a bid to “democratise” access to the $220 shoes.  Photograph: PA Wire

This Friday will see two iconic consumer products go head-to-head on shopping streets for the first time. The launch of the largest and most expensiv(...)

Chris Lehane: “Ultimately a basic question is begin called about do we want to live in an open world or a closed world.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s not every day you sit across a table from someone who was dubbed the “master of disaster”. But Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of policy, is certainl(...)

Staycity chief executive Tom Walsh, whose goal is to grow the aparthotel business from 2,000 units to 15,000 over the next four years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Back when the idea of renting out an airbed mattress in his apartment was just a glimmer in Airbnb founder Brian Chesky’s eye, a pair of Irish brother(...)

Aisling Hassell, the head of Airbnb in Ireland: “I would hope we would replicate the success of Google, which now has about 7,000 people in Ireland, and Facebook, which has about 6,000.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Airbnb, the global accommodation sharing website, could double its employee numbers in Ireland to 1,000 over the next three to five years, the head of(...)

Aisling Hassell: the average income earned by an Airbnb host in Ireland is €3,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s Wednesday lunchtime in Dundrum and tipping down with rain. The umbrella poking out of the door of the single-storey red-brick on the narrow lanew(...)

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