Enjoy These Luxury Accommodations by the Hour
Up until recently, hotels only focused on overnight visitors, neglecting to cater to those who were seeking a few hours of luxury, or who needed a place to rest for the afternoon. However, thanks to a new French tech startup, which gives customers the opportunity to book a room for a few hours during the day at an extremely fair price, there are now many luxury accommodations that you can enjoy by the hour.
Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York City
Hotel Plaza Athenee is an institution in New York City, and has been running since 1984. This luxury hotel enjoys a great location in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, making it convenient for both business and leisure travelers. For those who want to enjoy some historic indulgence but are not going to be in New York for the night, Hotel Plaza Athenee is one that offers rooms from between 9am and 3pm, at a 67% discount compared to its overnight rate. To make the deal even sweeter, the hotel allows you to cancel bookings at the last minute without having to pay a fee, giving you even more flexibility.
Ramada Jumeirah, Dubai
Dubai’s Ramada Jumeirah hotel is near to all of the city’s key business districts, as well as just a short distance from the airport, making it perfect for business travelers who need a few hours to recuperate. In addition to the high speed WiFi and business center that you will be able to enjoy when staying at the Ramada Jumeirah for a few hours, day guests also have access to other facilities, including the rooftop pool and bar, which serves up the hotel’s famous signature cocktails.
Hilton London Bankside, London
Located in London’s vibrant Bankside area, the Hilton London Bankside features designer-inspired guest rooms with custom furnishings, ideal for a few hours of rest. Being situated in the heart of London, this is a great hotel for those who want to explore some of the city’s most famous sights, from the River Thames to the Tate Modern to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, Sydney
The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is another hotel that enjoys an exceptional location, being nearby to business, retail and arts precincts. The rooms here offer spectacular views, some overlooking iconic Hyde Park, and others showcasing the city’s incredible skyline. In addition to its inviting guest rooms and suites, the hotel is also home to a rooftop pool and recreation deck, which day guests are able to make use of, as well as a fitness center and three restaurants. For business travelers who have been looking for somewhere to host a meeting in the city, this hotel offers up seven pillar-less meeting spaces, most of which are lit by natural lighting, making them ideal for a business get-together.
Whether you have a long layover in a new city or are seeking some me-time, renting a hotel room for a few hours may be exactly what you need. While the concept is still relatively new, it is really taking off, and you can expect to see plenty more hotels catering to day guests in the future.