Day Use Hotels is an online guide to boutique hotels that offer rooms for use over just a few hours.
Several years ago we covered the Barcelona Hilton hotel’s dedicated rooms for afternoon siestas, and recently we came across something similar. Focusing not just on the sleep-deprived but also on businesspeople and lovers, Day Use Hotels is an online guide to boutique hotels that offer rooms for use over just a few hours. More than 200 hotels in London, Paris and other European cities are currently listed on Day Use Hotels, all of them offering luxurious, wifi-equipped rooms in time slots of between three and seven hours. Prices are 30 percent to 70 percent lower than standard per-night rates, the French company says, and tailor-made packages are available for business users. Reservations, meanwhile, are carried out discreetly, without requiring credit card details. Customers simply provide a mobile phone number, and confirmation is sent by mail or text — payment can then be made at the hotel. A dedicated app is also available for iPhone and iPad. Where there’s a niche there’s an opportunity, as every entrepreneur knows. How about setting something similar up in your part of the world?