Hilton should have started AirBnB way before a startup realized there was an opening in the market.
Uber and Airbnb Should Have Never Happened The Way They Did
Gary Vaynerchuk

I believe the comparing AirBnB to Hilton is incorrect.

AirBnB is an Online Travel Agent (OTA) like Expedia, Priceline and TripAdvisor.

The hotels are more like the airlines, delivering the flight services we buy through the OTAs.

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