Dayuse – a website through which consumers can book hotel rooms for daytime use – claims to be altering the face of hotel booking.
The French company, which was founded by five hoteliers in 2010, claims it was the first online hotel booking platform to offer the service.
It has more than 1,500 hotels on its books, including Holiday Inn, Ramada and Wyndham and operates by linking up with hotels which will have at least one early check-out on a given day, so a customer can hire it from 10am to 4pm. In the UK there is a four-day booking window.
Dayuse’s UK business developer, Lorenzo Sciotti said between May 2014 and May 2015 the company increased its volume from roughly 750 reservations to 2,500 reservations per month.
“In the same time span, we increased our number of hotel partners in London from 40 to 108, with 180 in the UK” he said. Dayuse already has an operational Apple app and will launch an Android app at the end of this month. It is in the process of developing a new website, which will be available in September, to make it “more valuable to our hotel partners” and more user-friendly for customers.
Through the new website customers will be able to filter their hotel searches more easily.“We need to be on the spot when it comes to tech,” Sciotti said. “We cannot allow our competitors to overtake us in that sense.”
He added that despite the obvious connotations of making hotel rooms accessible for day-time use, Dayuse is marketing primarily to business workers who wish to rest before or after a flight as well as companies that wish to use the space for a specific purpose.