UK: Dayuse, a booking platform for day time use of hotels, expects to generate one million reservations and £85 million in business by the end of 2021.
Dayuse, headquartered in France, has 800 hotel partners in the UK and 7,000 partner hotels worldwide. The platform opens up hotels to day time users, offering prices that are between 30-75 per cent cheaper than overnight stays.
As of June 2021, Dayuse reached 90 per cent of pre-Covid bookings. The company reported that the absence of business and international travellers was compensated by an increase in ‘work from hotel’ bookings.
By September, the platform surpassed pre-Covid figures with an uplift of 50 per cent compared to 2019.
London generates the highest volume of bookings within the UK (50 per cent). Of these bookings, 90 per cent are local. Reasons given for visiting a hotel in October was the need for a private space to relax (60 per cent).
David Lebée, founder and CEO, said: “Dayuse offers consumers access to spaces as early as 6am until as late as 11pm, transforming hotels into real living places where people can eat, drink, work and enjoy at their leisure during the day. In a post pandemic world, we understand how people spend their valuable time whether that be in the swimming pool, spa, rooftop bar or simply kicking back in a fluffy robe with the one you love, ordering room service.”