Why long sleeps at airports are a thing of the past.
on 13 Nov 2015
Gone are the days of fighting for an airport chair to curl up on. Hours wasted wandering aimlessly around the terminal eating overpriced food, longing for a shower. Now there’s a much better option – the day-use hotel room.
More and more hotels are seeing the advantage of this growing market which offers a win-win solution for all. Providing an option where travellers can book a room for a few hours to sleep, freshen up or get some exercise; the demand for day-use rooms for short or longer transits is on the rise. Business travellers have the opportunity to recharge their batteries before using the hotels normal business facilities to get some work done or host a meeting.
No longer limited to airport hotels, city hotels are discovering a way to maximise revenue during a time of day when rooms are often sitting empty. Properties range from budget to luxury with heavily discounted rates on offer. Europe, Asia and the Middle East have enthusiastically jumped on the day-use bandwagon and, while the United States is not yet as widely accepting, there are still options.
Popular choices include the 4-star Novotel London Heathrow starting at $99 for 10am to 6pm, Ambassador Transit Hotel in Singapore from $75 for a 6 hour block or the 4-star Flatiron Hotel in New York from $155 for 11am to 4pm. Speak to your Phil Hoffmann Travel Consultant about the range of day-use options available.