|DayUse-Hotels.com - a website that helps you find hotels that offer rooms for... day use.|
A few weeks ago I read about DayUse-Hotels.com - an online company based in France that helps people book inexpensive rooms at quality hotels for a few hours during the day in the US, UK, France and a few other European countries. It's perfect for the traveler who may be staying in a city for business for one day and requiring a home base to freshen up or just wants a secure spot to leave behind luggage while playing tourist before heading out on an overnight flight.
The day use hotel room is also a perfect solution for the cheating couple that wants to enjoy a quick rendez-vous at a hotel that is a few steps above the local seedy 50s or 60s motel (many of which are rapidly disappearing to be replaced by condo developments) and without having to pay the amount for a full night's lodging.
Doing a bit of digging, I found many hotels around the world offer these kinds of services - even some by the major airports in Canada, such as Delta Toronto Airport by Lester B. Pearson Airport.
A quick search leads me to Brussels, Belgium-based Day Rooms in 3 to 5 Star Hotels - another, more complete website (but void of an attractive design) that offers day use rooms from hotels around the world. I suspect DayUse-Hotels.com has received a bit more media attention because its approach is to play on the concept of the affair and meeting in a hotel room for an afternoon tryst.
Canadian hotels don't seem to be jumping on this trend just yet, and if they are offering day use rooms, they aren't marketing or publicizing them as much as they perhaps could.
I suspect the big driver for the day use room is the new type of traveler that has emerged over the past few years - doing a brief stop in a city, wanting to get a taste of the local culture and moving on.
But who knows... I may be wrong. After all, it could just be an increase in the number of people having affairs that want something better than a seedy cheap motel, but don't want to pay for a full night.
|Between9and5.com has more listings... looks like Canadian hotels are behind in the trend|