How to enjoy a room in Paris almost at half the price, while benefiting from services such as the swimming pool or the gym?
David Lebée, 39, answered: “You have to take advantage of it during the day”.
In 2010, he created the DayUse.com platform.
His offer went around the world.
And today, in Paris, while all the hotels are in crisis due to the health crisis and the absence of tourists, it made 15% more rentals in August compared to last year on the same month, and the success is identical in September, with its offer of rooms between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
David Lebée, creator of DayUse.com.
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“In Paris, hotel customers are business and tourism customers.
The offer of events and exhibitions is not there.
Travelers stay at home until borders and airports open.
Our daily offer is then the hoteliers' alternative to continue operating ”, underlines David Lebée.
He sees it in his numbers.
Already 500 good addresses listed
It already has 500 good addresses in the capital and in Ile-de-France, in the 3 to 5 star category.
In August, he totaled no less than 15,000 reservations on which he took a commission of 15 to 20% of the rates.
"Since the deconfinement, I see dozens of requests for hotels to enter our network," he admits.
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Open since 2017 and immediately registered on the platform, the Laz, a 4-star establishment near the Saint-Lazare station (8th district), explains its interest in this type of rental.
“We offer 3 out of 56 rooms we have every day.
This way, you can sell it twice: once a day.
Once, more classically, for the night.
"60,000 euros in addition to the usual service" for hoteliers
Luliana Gana, the deputy director, finds her account there.
“Each month, that gives us a total of 50 rooms rented during the day.
Or 600 in the year.
This brings us nearly 60,000 euros in addition to the usual service ”.
The bonus is even more impressive in hotels with 200 rooms which can achieve a profit of 200,000 to 300,000 euros over the year.
Enough to renovate a few rooms.
“It's a good complement to sales with an original offer”, underlines Emeline Grassi, for the Indigo Paris Opéra hotel.
Up to a third of the rooms rented host romantic dates
“And they are always very discreet customers,” underlines Luliana Gana, who will not say more.
David Lebée, for his part, speaks delicately about “last minute impulses”.
And with the deconfinement, it seems that the impulses were even more pressing.
“Depending on the marketing areas, we can estimate that a third of our customers are explained for professional needs or the need to work in peace for a few hours.
Another third, in transport areas, allows a comfortable stopover.
Finally, the last third is more romantic.
And the professionals do not hide it.
There are illegitimate couples in search of local exoticism.
“This can be understood in times of teleworking”, underlines David Lebée.
Legitimate couples also need to get away, a few hours from home, and children ...
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"The beautiful escape" therefore has charm.
And it allows you to discover at low prices the extraordinary offer of Parisian hotels.
In all neighborhoods.
By booking at the last minute without prepayment.
And free of charge for cancellations.
“In general, David Lebée still underlines perfidiously, these are simple postponements to the next day!
Our selection of rooms for all occasions
Some hotels, in addition to the room, offer the swimming pool, the bar or the restaurant.
Small selection for work, for a professional meeting or a romantic date ...
For a nap
LAZ 'Hôtel Spa Urbain offers a rate of 116 euros (a reduction of 39%) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This 4-star industrial and bohemian-style townhouse, located in the Saint-Lazare station district, offers the swimming pool as a bonus.
17, rue de Milan (IXth)
For a romantic date
The Louvre by Hyatt hotel provides a room for 450 euros that you will pay 170 euros, a reduction of 63%.
Between the Louvre and the Royal Palace, this recently renovated hotel invites you to take your time ... together, between noon and 6 pm.
Place André-Malraux (I)
The Hoxton Paris, in an 18th century mansion at the heart of the trail, is a blend of history and modernity.
It offers rooms, meeting rooms, event spaces, brunches, cocktails.
Not to mention the room with 23% reduction and 116 euros between 10 am and 5 pm.
32, rue du Sentier (IIe)
To recharge your batteries
Orientalism, purple colors, exotic plants, antique objects and noble materials.
Everything has been designed at the Montecristo hotel to offer a timeless place.
The luxuriantly decorated swimming pool and the sauna invite to extend the trip from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 99 euros instead of 180 euros (or 45% reduction).
20, rue Pascal (Ve)
For an escape at the gates of Paris
the Grand Hotel Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains, 14 km from the Champs-Elysées, is a perfect retreat for a change of scenery.
Here, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the room at 224 euros is offered at 110 euros (- 54%).
And all is elegance and change of scenery.
In the heart of a private park and facing the lake and the casino of Enghien-les Bains.
The splendid mosaic swimming pool is a must with spa and various treatments.
85, rue du Général-de-Gaulle, Enghien-les-Bains (Val-d'Oise)
For a luxurious and glamorous moment
The Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel is located in a beautiful building transformed into a luxury hotel in the 1920s. Refined decoration and cozy atmosphere, it is an invitation to the French art of living in a very Parisian setting.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for 139 euros, or 34% reduction on the price of the night.
88, avenue Kléber (16th century)
For a drop-off point in La Défense
The Pullman Paris La Défense, an upscale hotel, offers designer and spacious rooms.
Restaurant, bar, fitness and private parking.
Always very useful to have this address in the heart of the business district.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., it will only cost 99 euros, compared to 149 euros per night.
11, avenue de l'Arche, Courbevoie (Hauts-de-Seine)
For a rest between two trains
A colorful cosmopolitan universe in the heart of the 10th arrondissement.
The 25hours Terminus Nord hotel is located opposite the Gare du Nord, and reflects the richness of the district: a joyful mishmash of urban art in bright colors.
The rooms call for relaxation with motifs from Africa and Asia.
To be enjoyed between two trains, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for 97 euros instead of 199 euros.
12, boulevard de Denain (Xe)