Take a day off from work and indulge in a spa session, a quick dip in the pool, or an indulgent high-tea session. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.
If you’ve been eyeing a change of scenery after months of working from home, daycations could help spark some excitement in your life. A more affordable but no less fun alternative to staycations, these daytime experiences allow guests to enjoy hotel facilities without committing for the night.
Whether you’re up for a spa treatment, a relaxing dip in the pool, or a quick nap in a comfortable bed that’s not your own, there’s plenty of options at DayAway. The online destination, which soft launched in April, lets one book exclusive daytime experiences at luxury hotels including Raffles Singapore, InterContinental Singapore, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, and Fairmont Singapore. In time, thirty more properties will be added.
While some facilities are temporarily closed under the current “heightened alert” rules in light of COVID-19, a glance at the site shows that popular packages like high tea, sunrise spa, and swim, are still available.
One can book from two main categories, namely DayAway and WorkAway. The former includes leisure activities such as a steak dinner in a Raffles Suite and a Heritage Royale Luxury High Tea at InterContinental Singapore. Meanwhile, the latter lets guests enjoy a full day of undisturbed work in one of the room categories. Perks include complimentary Wi-Fi, along with in-room coffee, tea, and water.
Perfect for gifting, daycation vouchers can also be purchased for loved ones through the site’s Gift A Friend service for special occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and more.
Founded by marketing and branding executive Martha Waslen, whose career spanned roles at Ralph Lauren New York and beauty platform Luxola, Dayaway hopes to help hotels optimise their underutilised facilities during these challenging times and beyond.
She said: “Hotels have been trying to increase revenue generated by this kind of ancillary inventory for nearly a decade but either lacked the technology to sell these spaces effectively or the marketing channels to engage with the local community. DayAway is the win-win solution to filling these gaps and supporting the hospitality industry while offering exciting new daytime experiences for its guests.”
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