Today’s pressed for time business
traveler can now rent a luxury hotel room by the minute. Users of the app,
Recharge, which first launched in San Francisco, can book a room at sixteen
luxury New York hotels by the minute. Available Manhattan properties include
The Pierre, The W on Lexington, and the luxe Starwood Capitol property, 1 Hotel Central Park. Guests don’t have to adhere
to any minimum stay requirements and Recharge rooms range from 66 cents per
minute to $3.00 per minute, depending on the property. And you can expect high
standards. When a Recharge guest checks out of their room it’s clean to the exact
same specifications as a full day booking. Additionally, Recharge has
recently announced a strategic investment by JetBlue Technology
Ventures, a subsidiary of JetBlue Airways. Next stop for this hospitality
company. Chicago and Los Angeles are likely the next urban targets for
Recharge. That’s it for this week’s We Hear. Travel Savvy and see you next time!