Extended stay hotels play the long game

As travel picks up and the phenomenon of remote work continues to blur the lines between business and leisure, extended-stay hotels are having a moment.

Last year, the average occupancy rate for extended-stay properties climbed to 73% percent, compared to just 56 percent for hotels in general, according to data from STR, a research firm. Now, big hotel operators and real estate developers are investing heavily to make that moment last.

 “There is a definite blurring of business and leisure that includes longer stays, since employees can work from anywhere,” says Daniel Finkel, chief commercial officer for TripActions, a corporate

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How Your Hotel Stay Will Be Different When Traveling Post-Pandemic

Young woman with a carry on bag at a check in desk, where a female attendant offers information and assistance.

Young woman with a carry on bag at a check in desk, where a female attendant offers information and assistance.

More than 120 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccinations, giving them the all-clear to travel, provided they adhere to the TSA’s federal requirement that they continue to wear face masks at airports, as well as on buses, trains and commercial flights through Sept. 13 (at least). Now, after more than a year of being hunkered down to avoid catching and spreading the deadly virus, Americans are ready to enjoy travel, as we can ascertain from hotel reservations,

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Blackstone, Starwood Capital Team Up in $6 Billion Purchase of Hotel-Operator Extended Stay

Blackstone Group Inc.

and Starwood Capital Group have agreed to acquire hotel owner and operator

Extended Stay America Inc.

for $6 billion, a bet that a rare bright spot for the lodging industry during Covid-19 can shine brighter as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic.

The companies said details of the deal, which real-estate executives say is the largest sale in the hotel sector during the Covid-19 period, will be released Monday.

Extended Stay is a midprice hotel chain that focuses on lodging for guests interested in staying for weeks or longer, offering kitchen facilities and more space than

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Who pays for stay and how long does it last? [old]

 (Simon Calder)
(Simon Calder)

Hotel quarantine, as used since last March in Asia and Australasia, will start in the UK on Monday 15 February.

“There are still too many people coming in and out of our country every day,” said the home secretary, Priti Patel.

She has promised additional measures to reduce the number of people travelling as “a necessary step to protect the public”.

These are the key questions and answers.

What are the new UK restrictions?

Quarantine is currently mandatory for all overseas arrivals except for those from Ireland. Since 18 January, the government has insisted that each arriving traveller

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