Daycations take off

More people are booking hotel rooms, co-working spaces and even yachts for a quick escape minus an overnight stay

DayAway, a booking platform specialising in luxury hotel experiences, worked with Raffles Hotel Singapore to create the Sunrise Spa and Swim package, which includes two hours at the pool (top). The hotel's afternoon tea (above) was also popular durin
DayAway, a booking platform specialising in luxury hotel experiences, worked with Raffles Hotel Singapore to create the Sunrise Spa and Swim package, which includes two hours at the pool (above). The hotel's afternoon tea was also popular during phase two (heightened alert) as guests could dine in their suites.PHOTO: DAYAWAY
DayAway, a booking platform specialising in luxury hotel experiences, worked with Raffles Hotel Singapore to create the Sunrise Spa and Swim package, which includes two hours at the pool. The hotel’s afternoon tea (above) was also popular during ph
DayAway, a booking platform specialising in luxury hotel experiences, worked with Raffles Hotel Singapore to create the Sunrise Spa and Swim package, which includes two hours at the pool. The hotel’s afternoon tea (above) was also popular during phase two (heightened alert) as guests could dine in their suites.PHOTO: DAYAWAY
Stayr co-founders (above, from left) Toby Cai, Yoeven Khemlani and Xavier Wong. Their platform lets users book short daytime stays in hotels, workspaces and even yachts.
Stayr co-founders (above, from left) Toby Cai, Yoeven Khemlani and Xavier Wong. Their platform lets users book short daytime stays in hotels, workspaces and even yachts.PHOTO: STAYR

When Mr Toby Cai and his friends were backpacking in Thailand two years ago, they wanted to book a hotel room for the afternoon to freshen up before a trekking expedition.

Unable to find one, the trio wound up paying for a night's stay, but left after three hours.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2021, with the headline 'Daycations take off'. Subscribe