These high-end hotels could never be mistaken for a pay-by-the-hour motel, and have seen a 10 percent rise in profit since offering crash pads for weary business travelers and musicians.
While traditionally hotels offering “day rates” conjure up seedy, by-the-hour hovels reserved exclusively for illicit trysts, the last couple of years have seen a rash of upmarket accommodations adopting the practice.
According to many in the hospitality industry, day-rate rooms are more likely to be used for business and tourism purposes than they are romantic ones.
Dayuse-hotels.com was the brainchild of David Lebée and Thibaud d’Agrèves, both of whom worked at the Hotel L’Amour in Paris. The hotel is particularly popular with touring artists and musicians. Often, the guests would ask about renting a room for a few hours, just for a place to relax before a performance. Lebée and d’Agrèves recognised that there was a gap in the market, and the idea for dayuse-hotels was born.
Subscribe to Skift Pro
Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)Subscribe Now
The New Wellness Imperative for Long-Haul Travel
It's time to recognize long-haul travel for what it is: an endurance event. For those making the trip instead of the Zoom, there are new imperatives that premium brands need to serve up to cater to these travelers. Hint: it doesn't look like the luxury of the past.
Colin Nagy, Skift | 3 weeks ago
Expedia and Airbnb Split on Travel’s Future and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week
In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered the Expedia CEO's take on Airbnb, the Hyatt-Apple Leisure deal, two online travel veterans launching a hotel distribution network, the unpaid fines of unruly flyers, among other topics.
Dennis Schaal, Skift | 1 month ago