Many hotel rooms sit empty during the day, and there’s a startup that wants to fill them.
HotelsByDay thinks there’s a big opportunity to serve business travelers who want to take a nap or work between meetings, and leisure travelers looking for downtime — or maybe a quiet place to relax with the kids.
But gaining acceptance of daytime hotel rentals may be a challenge. Renting rooms by the hour may be a business — one that tends to tie in with the oldest profession. But is the market large enough?