Thanks to the purchase, the Germany-based short-term accommodations marketplace will be opening up its first office in North America (in Toronto, Canada to be more precise) and add “thousands more places to choose from in New York, San Francisco, Chicago” and a bunch of other locations.
The acquisition will allow 9flats to double its customer offerings to over 100,000 beds worldwide, the company says, adding that it will also double its support team as a result of the iStopOver customer services team joining 9flats in full.
— istopover (@istopover) August 6, 2012
In a blog post, 9flats says it will be working on merging its platform with iStopOver in the coming weeks, so you’ll have to exercise some patience before the two websites become one.
9flats was originally launched in early 2011 by Qype founder Stephan Uhrenbacher.