Luxury by the Day

As a business traveller, it is only fair that you get to enjoy the perks of luxury room stays, even if it is only for a few hours.

So you have just learned about your 2:00 pm business meeting with an important client, hundreds of miles away from home. You reach at 10:00 am, and you have a couple of hours to grab breakfast, shower, dress to your dapper best. And since you’re flying back at 7:00 pm that very day, your company has arranged your stay at a service apartment. Or worse still, a sleazy motel.

Luxury hotels in India have taken your dilemma into consideration, and is offering what they call ‘day rates’. If you happen to be drop by at any of these cities during the day, then indulge in the best of luxury while you take a break and freshen up for that important meeting:

Mumbai

Four Seasons

A stay here from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm will cost you `10,350, and guests who have meetings to attend or who have just flown in from nearby cities like Pune just for the day mostly use this service. The timings are flexible depending on the availability of rooms.

Sahara Star

Day rates at Sahara Star varies from `7000 to `9000 depending on the rooms on offer, and can be used for 6 hours between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. It is usually frequent flyers that make use of these room services, especially those who have delayed flights or are in city for a conference or a meeting.

The Intercontinental

At The Intercontinental, reservations can be done at the hotel front desk as soon as you arrive. The hotel offers a discount of 15-20% on the best available rate of the day, and guest can use the rooms for eight hours between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Business travellers, lawyers and transient passengers often use the service, which is targeted to cater to the specific needs of guests especially during the day.

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency allows use of its spa services, health club facilities and restaurants in the form of packages that range from `3499 to `5800. Aseem Kapoor, General Manager of Hyatt Regency said, “We offer day rates, however it is in the form of a package and not rooms as guests prefer it this way. However if guests particularly ask for a room we oblige. They can be at the hotel for as long as they desire if they purchase either of the ‘Gateway’ packages, but rooms can be used only from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Sun and Sand

Depending on the occupancy situation at the hotel, Sun and Sand offers a discount of 25-50% on the best available rate of the day. During the period between October and March when the occupancy is at its peak, the rates vary from `6000 to`7000. The stipulated timings of check in and check out are 9:00 am and 6:00 pm respectively, and can be flexible at the discretion of the Front Office Manager. Amit Wagh, Corporate Head of Sales & Marketing at Sun and Sand said, “Day use rooms help hotels increase room revenue. In Mumbai, most international flights arrive late night or early morning every day. This means that the rooms being used for overnight stay are occupied usually between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am. By offering the daytime tariff, hotels, at times, are able to sell the same rooms twice during the day bringing in incremental revenues from rooms.”

Delhi

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

The hotel offers a discount of 40% on the best available rate of the day. The rooms have to be used between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and the timings are flexible depending on the availability of rooms. As the hotel is located close to the National Highway in North-West Delhi, these day use rooms are usually availed by transit clients travelling from Northern India.

Bangalore

The Lalit Ashok

The hotel offers rooms during daytime for a maximum of five hours between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm, and is often used by corporate workers who are in the city for a meeting or conference. If there’s a wedding reception in the banquet hall, then a few rooms are given to the bridal party for make up and other requirements. “ This service caters to travellers who have meetings or appointments in Bangalore. Also, this makes for incremental room revenue,” said Jiji Mol Girija, Cluster Revenue Manager at The Lalit Ashok.

Vivanta by Taj (MG Road)

A flat 50% discount range on the published rack rate is generally what is offered for day usage at Vivanta by Taj, MG Road.  The rates vary depending on the number of rooms, given occupancy on that day, duration of time and client usage. There is no stipulated check in or check out timing for day use but a noon check in and check out at about 5:00 pm or so is what the hotel offers. Other than business travellers, celebrity guests avail of the day use rooms.

The Oberoi

The day use option here is subjected to variables like availability of rooms, rate of the day, corporate tariff, and more. The timings are defined, however if the guest has a special request and there is availability in the hotel, then an exception can be made. The offer is kept as a contingency here, and is used if the guest’s nature of travel does not permit an overnight stay.

Kolkata

Chrome Hotel
The hotel offers day use rooms depending on the availability on a given day. There’s a 30-40% discount on the room rate for that day, provided you make use of it only between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Hyatt Regency

The prices of day use rooms vary from `5250 to `17,500, and are often availed by corporate workers who are in the city just for the day.

Chennai

Radisson Blu Hotel

At Radisson Blu the rates are under two categories, Day-Use Package without accommodation and Day-Use package with accommodation (9:00 am to 6:00 pm), priced at `3500 and `6000 respectively. A 60 minute spa therapy, complimentary airport to hotel to airport transfers by a luxury limo, free broadband internet usage, access to wellness centres, complimentary breakfast for check ins before 9:45 am and more are offered depending on the package you choose.

Taj Coromandel.

The hotel offers special day rates for rooms on a case-to-case basis. A spokesperson from the hotel said, “Taj Coromandel does not have an official day rate/packages. It is usually offered for executives who stay with us for a few days and check out in the morning and might need a wash and change room before catching their late night flight. These wash and change rooms are also used by bridal couples who might have a function in the hotel ballroom.” The hotel offers rooms at a 50% discount on the published tariff for such cases.

GRT Grand

The tariff at GRT Grand is `3500 for a single room and `4000 for a double room. The timings are flexible depending on your travel plans, and it is mostly business travellers that make use of this service. Peer Mohammed, Director of Rooms Division at GRT Grand said, “We offer special day use rates in order to encourage corporate travellers to utilise the facility at a very reasonable cost to ensure that the hotel becomes his preferred destination for his future travel.”

Hyatt regency

The Hyatt Regency Chennai offers day use rooms between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, and is charged at 20 % less than the Best Available Rates for the day. You get access to the swimming pool and fitness centre as well, which includes usage of the sauna room and Jacuzzi. Shubham Chandra, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency said, “The idea behind providing day usage rooms is that Chennai, the business hub of the south, sees business travellers flocking in who would not want to stay post their engagement. At Hyatt, this special service is in line with our mission to welcome each and every one of you in the best way possible.”

The Park

At The Park, there is a 50 % discount on the published rack rates available during daytime usage for 10 hours between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Guests on a short visit and passengers in transit usually make use of this service.

The Park Pod

Day use rooms are available at The Park Pod between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and are offered at a 50 % discount on the published tariff. Individual travellers including business travellers use this service, and can opt for an early check in at 8:00 am and a late check out at 6:00 pm if their needs be so.

Hilton Chennai

At Hilton Chennai, the rooms are offered at a 50 % discount on the published tariff. This can be availed of between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, and is flexible depending on your requirements. Roger Brantsma, General Manager of Hilton Chennai said, “The service is meant to provide convenience to travellers coming in to the city on a day’s business trip, and at the same time gets incremental business to the hotel.”

Asiana

Asiana offers a 40 % discount on the published room rate for a stay between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The timings are flexible depending on the availability of rooms. The hotel offers this service so that guests can hold a quick meeting, or spend some time freshening up between flights.

Le Royal Meridien

The hotel offers a 50 % discount on the rate of the day, and is available for 6 hours between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. The timings are flexible by an hour, and is offered by the hotel to yield service and provide accommodation as per guests’ requirements.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Marriott Hotel

The day use rate of `4500 at the hotel is based on a 50% discount from the rack/published tariff. This is available for 6 hours; with a check out timing slotted at 6:00 pm. Corporate travellers usually make use of this service at the hotel, especially if they are in the city between flights or for a meeting.

Taj Hotels

There is a 50% discount on the Best Available Rate for the day at Taj, provided this service is made use between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. The hotel sees corporate clients pouring in to avail of this service.

Marigold By Greenpark

The hotel offers day use package between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm for a 40-50% discount on the rack rate. The package is available only for 6 hours between the allotted timings, and is used by corporate and business travellers.

Novotel Hyderabad

At Novotel, day use rate is available based on the profile of the guest. The rooms are available for 6 hours and the stipulated check out time is 6:00 pm. The service is priced at 50% of the best available rate, and the hotel sees many guests who are in transit making use of this service.

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt offers day use rooms for a 40% discount on the best available rate for the day. The service is mostly availed by corporates, and is only offered between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

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