Prostitutes in New York are now turning Airbnb apartments into temporary brothels, according to the New York Post.
The reasons are quite simple, as one 21-year-old escort noted:
“It’s more discreet and much cheaper than The Waldorf,” said the sex worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“Hotels have doormen and cameras. They ask questions. Apartments are usually buzz-in.”
The prostitute, a buxom brunette who charges up to $500 an hour, said her escort service generally rents an Airbnb apartment in the Financial District or Midtown West for up to a week at a time — then cycles numerous hookers through the place for trysts around-the-clock
The apartments typically cost $200 to $400 a day to rent. According to the quoted sex worker above, escorts can save $200 to $300 a night using Airbnb instead of a hotel.
One unfortunate victim who had the pleasure of hosting one of these sex workers was 29 -year-old publicist Jessica Penzari. After returning to her apartment, she found baby wipes and “at least 10 condoms.” After filing a complain, Airbnb subsequently paid to have her stay at a luxury hotel for two nights, have her locks changed and apartment fully cleaned.