Dan Pacek & John Roynon: Talking about AirbnbJuly 29, 2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Dan and John Life is a design firm located in Leonia, New Jersey that provides design consulting services encompassing interior design, space planning, architectural concepts, and design solutions for individual rooms, renovations, and additions.
Dan Pacek and John Roynon have enjoyed working together on creative projects since their meeting 20 years ago in England. Their most treasured project has been making a home together. In 2013, they completed an addition and renovation to their 100-year-old house in Leonia, New Jersey. With a shared belief that a thoughtfully designed environment enhances well-being and enjoyment of daily life, they not only transformed their home, but also their careers. In 2014, they combined their talents into ‘Dan and John Life.’
In 2015, while vacationing in the Northwest US, Dan and John stayed overnight in an Airbnb on Bainbridge Island. The accommodation and experience were extraordinary, prompting the couple to supplement their design business by listing their two guest rooms on Airbnb. Becoming Airbnb hosts has enabled Dan and John to enjoy the unique cultural exchange that comes with welcoming guests from around the world and across the US into their home, and to share their passion for good design with their visitors.
In the past year, Dan and John have hosted 21 guests from 6 states and 5 countries in short-term visits ranging from 1 night to 2 weeks. Recognized by Airbnb as “Superhosts” for achieving 5-star ratings from all their guests, Dan and John are equally proud of the positive impact their Airbnb has on our community.
- Supporting local business by helping guests to plan their visits and recommending local restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, markets, wine and spirits shops, nail salons, hair salons, dry cleaners, and day-spas
- Introducing Leonia and neighboring towns to guests who are moving to our area for work reasons, and providing information on local realtors
- Accommodating out-of-town guests for celebrations and family gatherings (in a town that has no hotel)
- Spreading good PR about our communities – worldwide