Typically, finding hotel rooms for day usage is extremely challenging, thanks to the check-in and check-0ut timing policies that most of the hotels have.
Mumbai based startup, DayHalt is building a niche around day use and provides rooms for day use i.e same day check in & check out.
Started by Manish Golchha, who was earlier with Mahindra Holidays & Resorts and PrabaKaran (a student at Madras Institute of Technology), DayHalt negotiates with hotels to give them an inventory of 4 to 5 rooms for day use.
The startup provides hotel an Extranet login to update hotel details & inventory. Apart from budget hotels and luxurious resorts, one of the initial partners include Ginger Hotels (integration will go live very soon). Current active cities include Bangalore, Delhi,Mumbai and Shirdi.
Given that hotels have unused inventory during the weekdays, DayHalt is surely sitting on a huge opportunity, an underdog opportunity which the biggies of OTA space will not consider. Moreover, this is an industry/backend change that hotels need to adapt and ripe for a niche startup to drive this.
Do give DayHalt a halt when you are looking for a hotel room for day use.