6 Hospitality App Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Hospitality App Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a hospitality app business:

1. Let’s Buy an Island ($300K/year)

Marshall Mayer, Gareth Johnson, and Jodie Joyce came up with the idea for Let's Buy an Island after a few drinks and a conversation about owning a private island. They reached out to friends and family, created a website, and convinced over 140 people to invest in their dream. They were able to buy an island in Belize and are now in the process of developing it into a boutique resort.

How much they make: $300K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500K
Current team size: 7


The First Crowdfunded Private Island: How We Convinced 140 People To Invest In Our Island [Belize]

A group of founding partners have crowdfunded enough money to purchase a private island in Belize, which will soon develop into a boutique resort and is expected to open in 2023, following a successful launch through social media and press releases.

Marshall started Let’s Buy an Island almost 6 years ago
Marshall grew the business to $25K/month
It cost Marshall $500000 to start the business
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2. Amazon

Online shopping from the earth's biggest selection of books, magazines, music, DVDs, videos, electronics, computers, software, apparel & accessories, shoes, jewelry, tools & hardware, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, beauty & personal care, broadband & dsl, gourmet food & just about anything else.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Current team size: 1
Website traffic: 2.65B/month


Learn more about starting a hospitality app business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a hospitality app business?
-> Pros and cons of a hospitality app business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established hospitality app business
-> Marketing ideas for a hospitality app business

Other resources

4. AT&T

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Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Website traffic: 163M/month


5. Cornell University

Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA
Website traffic: 14.1M/month