November 20, 2012
Although hotels have offered hourly and day rates for years under their breath, they're really beginning to push them in hopes of capitalizing on the increasing demand for a few hours of respite in between flights and meetings.
This might be causing headaches for hotel employees (i.e. room turnovers), but upper management is no doubt excited at the possibilities for increased revenue.
"Usually, between 11am and 5pm our guestrooms are empty," Michael Benjamins, the senior sales manager at the Town Hall Hotel, told CNN. "If we have one guest that wants to come for the day, and another who has a late check-in, we can use that room twice."
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