Thistle Hotels taps in to 'daycation' trend by offering daytime bookings

By Sophie Witts contact

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel

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Thistle Hotels is the latest group to allow guests to book daytime ‘micro-stays’ in its hotels.

The company has partnered with American booking site Hotels By Day to offer morning and afternoon rooms for a reduced price in seven of its central London sites.

It follows a boom in hourly bookings in the capital,​ with hotels being urged to use ‘daycationers’​ to boost occupancy levels over 100 per cent.

With the UK hotel sector set to see continued growth over the next year,​ an increasing number of operators are monetising the trend to generate revenue during the day.

Hotels By Day said in a statement: “Londoners can now to check-in early, check-out late, or book a short term room to conduct a business meeting or recover from a redeye flight.

“Families can nap or have downtime between touring London’s most popular attractions, guests can get ready for big events like weddings, and couples can escape stress by enjoying a relaxing daystay.”

The Thistle partnership marks the London launch of the American day-time booking service, which is aiming to offer short-term stays in the capitals' top four and five-star hotels.

Daytime micro-stays have been tipped as the next big hotel trend,​ with a host of companies including Dayuse, ByHours and Yotel already offering hourly booking as standard.

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