Here at onefinestay, much of the growth of our dazzling collection of homes can be attributed to our members. Since the very first six joined us back at the beginning of 2010, they’ve been spreading the word like urban wildfire. As they’ve been so vociferous in singing our praises to their friends and enlisting new members to our ranks, we thought it was about time we said thank you.
Our New York team has created the very first referral program (worry not London dwelling members, we’ve got something similar on the way for you too!) We’ve curated a selection of enticing experiences and gifts from some of our favourite local brands.
Say you’ve told your neighbour about us, and they get in touch to sign up too. Their cute place in Park Slope ends up with a gleaming new listing on our website alongside yours, and even better you get to choose between a year-long coffee subscription and the ultimate me-time at an underground thermal bath.
We like the clever people at Craft Coffee a lot. They deliver freshly ground coffee (three different kinds, in fact) to your door every month, and you’ll even get the founder’s personally selected brewing kit and a guide to making the most of your beans too. You could share it with your neighbour while chatting away about your bookings.
But we also like the Aire Ancient Baths. Over 16,000 square feet of subterranean thermal pools are buried below a loft building on Franklin Street, so they’re quite the hidden gem. Enjoy an hour-long massage for two and access to these decadent baths when you make one successful referral.
It’s a tough choice, so there’s a third option. If you’re planning to refer more friends (isn’t James about to head off to the West Coast for a month, and don’t the Jones’s have that little place in the Hamptons?), the referral rewards are tiered – so members can save up for one of the big ones.
Two friends successfully referred? Turn your home into your very own miniature modern art gallery (as well as part-time unhotel) with Artsicle. This ingenious company helps you discover (or extend) your taste in art by letting you rent original artwork for your own walls. The package includes a consultation with one of their curators, and the rental of a suitable masterpiece for a year.
Now you’ve got your neighbour, your best friend and your partner on board. Fresh flowers from our friends at H. Bloom will adorn your coffee table all year round, with a new bouquet delivered every fortnight for a year. Some might think that you have a never-ending stream of admirers/fans/lovers.
With four friends signed up, there’s cause for a dinner party. So we’ll treat you to bespoke dining by a top chef, brought to you by Kitchit. It’s a dinner for six to ten, so you can invite others along too.
Image: New York Public Library digital gallery
And if you hit the big five, onefinestay’s housekeeping team will clean your home every week for a year. We know the ins and outs of how to clean your home, so you’re in for a sparkling service every time.