Miami, Florida –More and more are turning to hotels to work remotely as COVID continues to hang on.
“When COVID hit, our business went down 82%,” Yanni Moati, CEO of hotelsbyday.com, said.
He thought it would be the end of his business.
“But then it rebounded much faster for the simple reason that we saw that customers were booking hotel rooms as a means to work from a hotel as opposed to working from home,” he recalled.
Moati’s company saw a 182% increase for day use in early 2020. Looking on the site in South Florida, we saw one hotel, the Regency listed at $50, then we looked to Miami Beach, one hotel, the Good Times, was $139 a day. Moati estimated the average was $110 with taxes per stay.
“The idea of escaping into a hotel room for the day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., strong Wi-Fi, strong coffee is a perfect solution,” he said.
As they no longer can escape the office, working in the same space some call home may cause some workers to feel more stressed.
“Specifically in Miami, we saw a 73% increase in this service,” he said.
According to Moati, for now, it’s another option in the omicron surge.