So you need a hotel room for a few hours? Perhaps you have a long layover between flights but it's not long enough to enjoy the benefits of an overnight price tag; you want to entertain a business client and talk privately; or the wifi at Gloria Jean's was slow and you need total quiet and no interruptions to finish that report. Sure, we believe you!
In Vietnam they are called Nha Nghis, in Japan they are referred to as Love Hotels - and it looks like the concept will be in Australia shortly!
Lovers of the world rejoice!
Dayuse.com launched recently in Europe and with a tag line of ‘la discretion’ it doesn't appear that insomniacs or travellers are their target market.
Whether you need a hotel room away from prying eyes or a sexy location for a midday rendezvous it beats paying full rate.
Hotels worldwide have been experiencing low occupancy rates due to home stay sites such as Airbnb. Many major hotels have already started to offer "Day Use" pricing to fill their rooms during quiet times but the advantage of Dayuse is that it consolidates the information into a single database to make it easier to find that perfect rendezvous location. They list only boutique hotels and typically there is a saving of 30-70% to reserve the room for a few hours only and don't require your credit card to book. Yeah, they're definitely targeting travellers!
It makes perfect sense that the idea originated in Paris - the city of love - where it's the norm for businessmen to visit their mistresses in their garconniere on the way home from the office. Parisiennes even have a name for it - cinq-a-sept (the five-to-seven) where faithless spouses are home in time for dinner.
Already servicing the needs of lovers in France and selection locations around Europe, Dayuse.com.au is already registered so it looks like horny Aussies looking for a hotel room to indulge in some afternoon delight will be able to access the service in the near future.