Day room hotel booking DayBreakHotels is expanding its presence in the UK having been named a finalist in this year’s Expedia Hotel JumpStart accelerator competition.
The Italy-based travel technology start-up offers customers the chance to book hotel rooms between 9am and 12pm as well as other hotel amenities.
It claims it allows customers to enjoy the glamour of a hotel stay at a fraction of the cost of booking overnight. The platform launched in Italy in 2013 before expanding across Europe.
Co-founder and chief executive, Simon Botto, said: “There are so many beautiful hotels around the world with amazing facilities on offer, but most overnight guests are rarely able to enjoy them properly and many others would love to experience the luxury of a hotel stay, but can’t spare the money or the time.
“With DayBreakHotels, we’re opening up the possibilities when it comes to hotel stays, making these amazing venues far more accessible and attracting a new segment of the market.
“We’ve got a gorgeous selection of venues in the UK already on board and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more hotels into our growing network over the coming months.
“Through our platform, hotels can make the best use of their rooms during times when they are typically under-utilised in a simple, user-friendly way.”
Hotels already offered by DayBreakHotels range from chains such as Radisson and Hilton to independents such as the five-star Alexander House in West Sussex and The House of Toby near King’s Cross.
In total 169 hotels across seven cities have already signed up to the DayBreakHotels UK network. The site currently offers 3,000 hotels across the globe.
It says its model allows hotels to maximise their capacity, opening up bookings to ‘staycationers’ during times where rooms are traditionally under-utilised.
And, by offering additional services hotels can drive new revenue streams. DayBreakHotels’ users can add amenities, such as spa access, gym use, restaurant bookings and meeting rooms, to their stay.
The platform has also been developed with business travellers in mind offering them somewhere to rest and change between meetings or during layovers.
Business travellers can book rooms based on their proximity to train stations and airports, as well as rent meeting rooms.