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By-the-Hour Microstays Add to Big Hotels’ Bottom Line:

There are reasons to rent a hotel room for a few hours during the day, aside from a romantic rendezvous. The brief respite can help travelers pass the time before an evening flight, prepare for a meeting or freshen up between a long day’s events. Now more hotels, seeing an opportunity, are offering rooms and meeting facilities by the hour in an attempt to increase revenue.

Day rates, in hotel parlance, have become microstays.

The concept of a short hotel stay is not new. Japanese “capsule hotels” have long provided small sleeping spaces for businessmen who worked or partied past their subway’s closing time, and at “love hotels,” couples find privacy for a few hours. Day-use rooms had been offered in Europe but started becoming more common during the economic downturn when fewer people were traveling. Now microstays are catching on in America as well. (…)

Alfredo Munoz, principal at ABIBOO Architecture, is designing a hotel concept for a Spanish company focused on microstays.

“We are prototyping hotels that are quick to build and made of recycled materials that
would offer a room and kitchenette for guests who need a short rest, or perhaps even just a quick shower,” he said. (…)

Marriott International created Workspace on Demand in 2013, transforming some of the lesser-used public spaces in its hotels into meeting rooms that can be rented by the hour.

Westin Hotels is rolling out a service called Tangent to locations worldwide, offering meetings and workspaces equipped with sound systems, printers, whiteboards and office supplies as well as Xbox game systems. (…)

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Estancias por horas aumenta los retornos de grandes hoteles.

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Source/ Fuente: The New York Times. Julie Weed. Print Edition: A Room for the Day. December 24, 2013, Page B6.  https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/24/business/a-room-by-the-hour-to-refresh.html