Airbnb is expanding its Irish operation with the hiring of 200 people and the leasing of a new office space.
Airbnb will be looking for candidates across multiple areas of its business, including customer experience, human resources, finance, trust and safety and IT.
“It’s been almost one year since we officially opened our Dublin office and we have been really pleased with our progress so far in terms of talent and growth,” says Aisling Hassell, global head of customer experience and head of Airbnb in Ireland.
“Our community of hosts and guests continues to thrive and Airbnb is investing further to meet its growing needs. We want to ensure we can give the very best customer experience every time someone either hosts or stays with Airbnb. Our Dublin operation is a core part of the company and we are very excited to be in a position to build on our current success,” she added.
Airbnb has also announced that it will lease a new 40,000sq ft office space at Hanover Quay in Dublin 2. Called ‘The Warehouse’, it will now undergo restoration over the next year or so, with the company also taking additional space at its existing office location, The Watermarque Building in Dublin 4, to allow for its continued growth.
"The Warehouse will see an old building with a rich heritage become a bright contemporary space, while retaining its character," says Shane Scully, director, The Reveal Developments. "We are very excited to redevelop this space in the heart of the Silicon Docks area and make it home for Airbnb," he added.