HotelOnline and Key Butler are joining forces in a new rental platform.
Behind HotelOnline are Håvar Bauck and Endre Opdal . The founders have, over the past five years, become a leading player in e-commerce and digital marketing of small and medium-sized hotels in Africa.
This summer the company raised NOK 3 million from, among others, Trond Riiber Knutsen and Indian Shravan Shroff , a profiled angel investor.
At the same time, HotelOnline announced a transfer of the group from Kenya to Norway , and in the Nordic venture there was, among other things, a merger agreement with Key Butler , the original Norwegian “Airbnb startup” which last year demanded .
Now Key Butler and HotelOnline are joining forces in a new company called Stay.Plus , where several “traveltech” companies have also been accommodated. The goal is to become a leading player in the Nordic market for short-term rental of private homes.