Hotels want guests to overstay their welcome.
The Hoxton hotel chain is the latest to offer flexible check-in and checkout times, but unlike many of its competitors, it will grant the perk for free to those guests who book directly.
“We’ve all flown on holiday or at work when you’ve landed at 7 a.m. at a city. All you want to do is have a shower and get to your meeting and lo and behold, you can’t,” said Sharan Pasricha, founder of Ennismore, the developer of The Hoxton hotels. The policy will apply to all Hoxton hotels, located in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Portland, Oregon.
With Flexy Time, the hotels will let guests check in from 12 a.m. on the day of their booking to 12 a.m. on checkout day. Guests will have to book direct on the hotel website and give 72 hours’ notice of their arrival and departure times.
Typically, hotels will set check-in times at 3 p.m. and checkout the next day at 11 a.m. or 12 p.m.