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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."
We often talk about Airport Hotels around the holidays or when storms are messing with everyone's travel plans. But for many peeps, an airport hotel is useful year-round, especially for layovers on long-haul flights.
This Twitpic is from a friend who was recently traveling back from Perth to JFK via Dubai. The entire trip took 38 hours, and 13 of those were spent at Terminal 3 at the Dubai International Airport. What else was there to do but check into the airport hotel with this lovely view of the airport food court?
It beats sitting slumped over one of those tables until boarding at 2 a.m. Or, as our friend put it, "Such comfy bed AND a comp fruit platter! That + being able to sleep during layover = worth the $250 rate."
Charge it to The Buckingham!
Just in time for the dreaded holiday travel, The Buckingham Hotel has announced that they will pay for your taxicab ride back to the hotel by essentially taking off $50 from your room rate if you book a room after your flight gets canceled or delayed.
With their new “In-Transit” promotion, patrons who book a room after a cancelled or delayed flight from NYC’s airports including JFK and LaGuardia, will have the cost of the taxicab back to the Buckingham Hotel (up to $50) taking off of the current available room rate.
The deal is good from now through March 31st and is subject to availability. Room rates start at $199 a night but are subject to change. You will need to show your plane ticket and taxi receipt to get the discount.
If you are booking a room because of a flight delay, it has to be longer than four hours which is sort of a no-brainer because cabbing it to Manhattan and paying for a hotel room for just for two hours doesn't make sense. You would probably be better off buying a day pass to an airport lounge than doing this. But if your flight does get cancelled, this could be a good option.
To book this special rate call 888-511-1900.