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The Taboo Business of Rooms by the Hour

Rent-by-the-hour hotels have gotten a bad rap over the years. Stereotypically they are used for unsavory activities, and tend to be in equally unpalatable locations. Yet the concept and business model isn’t so bad. In fact, it makes a lot of sense when you look at how many hotels suffer unbooked rooms that could be generating revenue. 

After traveling overnight to reach a destination, businessmen and women want a place to shower and freshen up before their first meeting of the day. Couples step out of their daily routines by cozying up in a room, relaxing at the spa and dining in the hotel restaurant before heading home to relieve the babysitter. And of course, even affluent guests have been known to engage in a little afternoon delight. These are all untapped, potential repeat customers.  

Nicolle Monico

Nicolle is an award-winning writer and Travel Editor using her expertise in the industry to write about luxury travel around the world. You can find her daily searching the web for the latest trends, best new hotels and most beautiful destinations to visit and share with her readers. She's been featured on The Huffington Post, Hard Assets, AMD Entertainment and Remy Martin. In 2014, she was vo...(Read More)

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