Gearing Up for the
New Season?
login with facebook
   LIVE Scores     LIVE-Chat     Skan Contest     Prediction Game      Drive2Final Game    Top-10 Game     History     World Clock 
 Latest topics  	                     The Main Forum           	       
 Overview of '18-ATP-PGame...(10) Graveller  SERENA, GQ (Woman) Of The...(1) Mytiwtiw  Fissette back with Azaren...(2) rex
 Maria ‘19 the Big D (3) Mytiwtiw  Aggie Retires (4) Mytiwtiw  atp PG (2) Graveller
 Jeff in Texas: new ATP#1 (3) Jeff in Tex  Houston 125k (0) rex  Zhuhai - mini-YEC (6) Graveller
 PLAYER: Federer Receives ...(5) Mytiwtiw  SAFAROVA Retires (1) Mytiwtiw  Serena in Shape? (14) Pyotr
 London ATP Masters PGame (4) Perdida  Cahill leaves Halep (0) Ace2Ace  Kuzmova (3) Mytiwtiw
more recent topics... Forum Index » All Tennis: Mixed » Wow, VENUS, Congrats!
View previous topic :: View next topic 
Posted: Jan Fri 12, 2018 2:36 pm       Wow, VENUS, Congrats!

Joined27 Jul 2013

And I don't mean your new millionaire boyfriend you're debuting in Oz.

Venus Williams is making headlines, and not just for her highly anticipated appearance at the Australian Open. The tennis pro's firm, V Starr Interiors, just scored a big-time deal with Airbnb's newest partner, Niido—the soon-to-be global apartment complexes launched in partnership with the home-sharing giant.
While Airbnb is often seen at odds with landlords, Niido is designed to embrace the sharing economy—the communities encourage tenants to share their homes for up to 180 nights per year, and rooms feature keyless entry and lockable areas for residents to safely store their belongings when hosting guests. (Oh, and revenues will be shared between tenants and landlords.)

V Starr has been tasked with designing the interiors of the new Niido complexes, the first of which is a 324-unit building in Kissimmee, Florida (near Orlando), slated to open in the first quarter of 2018. Common amenities like a pool, gym, concierge service, and game room are designed to attract visitors who want a more hotel-like experience.
Though most known for her stardom on the court, Williams is a successful entrepreneur in the design world, having launched V Starr in 2002 and a fashion line a few years after. Her firm, which employs several staff designers in addition to Williams, recently conceived—in fitting fashion—a new tennis lounge at the Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago.

Williams might have her hands full—in December, Forbes reported that Niido landed a $200 million investment from Brookfield Property Partners to develop several other locations. Niido CEO Harvey Hernandez has said that he hopes to have at least four locations open by the end of 2018. "Working on this revolutionary project has been an exciting challenge," says Williams, who will design the amenities, shared spaces, interior finishes, and furnishings for each NiidoHome unit. V Starr is conceiving a design style that will work with future Niido locations as well, building a cohesive look and feel for the brand. Come Kissimmee's opening, we hope for a design grand slam.
Back to top      
Posted: Jan Fri 12, 2018 3:22 pm       

Joined28 Aug 2012

Great to see Venus' non-tennis endeavors flourishing!
Back to top      
Posted: Jan Sat 13, 2018 8:09 pm       Re:Wow, VENUS, Congrats!

Joined30 Dec 2009

That’s absolutely fantastic! Congratulations to Venus on building her business, while still playing tennis. That’s a major coup. So thrilled for her.
Back to top      
Posted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 10:41 am       Re:Wow, VENUS, Congrats!

Joined06 Oct 2013

hmmmm...We'll see about that
Back to top      
Posted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 3:22 pm       

Joined24 Dec 2009
LocationLos Angeles, USA

After doing zero title last year (2017) and still winless this year (2018) this non tennis event could be a big win for bee 🤣

"Hail Maria The Empress!!" serena williams
Back to top      
Posted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 4:15 pm       

Joined27 Jul 2013

@ Mytiwtiw:
I read this more as a compliment, back-handed though it may be, than as a put down.
Back to top      
  Page 1 of 1      
Current Tournaments:
Enter Your Scores Here

Show Latest 120 Topics                      Show Latest 120 Topics


Powered by phpBB  © phpBB Group phpBB Style by