Hospitality Awards 2019

Page 90 LUXlife 2019 Global Hospitality Awards For more than ten years has been providing a pioneering service to allow guests to rent a hotel room during the day. Pieter offers an introduction to this unique service and how it is changing the way the world travels. “Before we started our dayroom reservation platform 10 years ago, it was not possible to book hotels for day-use online. This is where our story started. Finding a solution for our own globetrotting needs, turned into a brand-new service for many fellow travel addicts around the world. This pioneering spirit is now an intrinsic part of our company DNA. Today we proudly offer day rooms in over 50 countries. Our sustainable growth and small business attitude allows us to stay in close contact with our business partners and dayroom guests. “By offering day stays, these hotels can ensure that their guests can check in and out on the same day. This unique solution is ideal for both business and leisure. Booking is flexible, and as such we cater to globetrotters, people who want to relax, families and businessmen just as much as sweethearts looking for a short getaway. Whether they are stuck in a long layover at the airport or simply need some me-time, our guests are looking to relax and recharge, and this is what offers through our unique platform.” Working with partner hotels around the world, connects establishments that rent rooms during the day to guests seeking a short-term room where they can relax and unwind. We invited Pieter Bik to tell us more about the firm and how far it has come since it first introduced this creative concept to the hotel marketplace. Between 9 and 5 Ltd - : Best Daytime Hotel Reservation Platform 2019 - Europe Prior to the launch of renting a hotel room during the day was practically unheard of, but the concept offers many benefits which Pieter is keen to outline. “A hotel for day-use is a very convenient solution for frequent travellers and businesspeople. That’s why so many airport hotels offer day stays through our reservation platform. Travelers can spend their transit time at a hotel for a stay between flights - an ideal way to relax. Renting a dayroom can also be brilliant as a temporary office, ensuring that we attract a diverse range of guests to our platform. “Parents also enjoy using our services to help them keep their family calm and well- rested during their journey. Long layovers at the airport, flight delays and missed connecting flights can range from unpleasant to a downright nightmare when travelling with kids. Whether at London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt Airport, Brussels International Airport, Sydney Airport or Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International, our partner airport hotels are delighted to welcome families for a short but sweet day stay. “Fundamentally, what we experienced over the years is that people need to rest, and our unique day room booking platform allows them to easily and effectively book a safe and comfortable space in which to enjoy this and recharge before carrying on with their busy lives.” Recently, to adapt around the needs of clients, enjoyed a rebrand. Pieter discusses this change and how it has helped the brand to reconnect with clients and assure them that it continues to offer the revolutionary service they have come to rely on over the past decade. “In March 2019, changed its look and offers, spurred on by the launch of our brand-new website. This was a step we took with great determination. The new look and extended booking features herald a modern age of professionalism, efficiency and - of course, hospitality for day room guests. “This transformation is more than just a virtual facelift - it reflects deeper changes to what clients will find on when you’re browsing the web for a hotel to accommodate your next day stay. Here you will discover wonderful new hotels online, many of which extend their offer by proposing different room types at different time frames.” Ultimately, this new look will allow to work with an even wider range of guests and more hotels through the years to come. Company: Between 9 and 5 Ltd - | Name: Pieter Bik Address: Rue des Mimosas 5, 1030 Brussels Telephone Number: 0032487665061 Web Address: