HOTELS across the UK have launched a “Sleep Over to Help Turnover” scheme which includes free upgrades as well a complimentary booze and meals.
The scheme is an imitation of the “Eat Out to Help Out” initiative launched by the government in August, offering discounts on food at restaurants and cafes.
While the similar scheme for hotels is not affiliated with the government, a number of places have already signed up to encourage people to book rooms to aid the struggling hospitality industry.
Not only are free upgrades, booze and meals on offer, but complimentary nights and other perks are being offered by hotels.
Launched by Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA), they explain: “The scheme’s overriding purpose is to encourage the public to continue engaging with hotels beyond the summer months and into autumn and winter – helping to prolong the recovery boost provided by #EatOutToHelpOut and to offset the latest measures.
“Looked at as a two-way initiative, #SleepOverToHelpTurnover seeks to encourage hoteliers to incentivise potential guests by offering discounts or extras, such as supplementary meals, additional nights, bottles of wine, free WiFi upgrades, complimentary parking, half-price cocktails and more to reward those who engage with the scheme and display their support for the hospitality industry.”
Just five hotels have signed up at the moment, although they hope that more will follow suit.
The following hotels are part of the scheme, and here is what you could enjoy for free when you book.
The Royal Lancaster, London
Guests get a free upgrade to a suite when booking a deluxe room from Thursday to Sunday, which is on offer until November 30.
- Rooms from £114pp per night with Booking.com – book here
Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa, Warwickshire
Guests get half-price cocktails when referencing “Sleep Over to Help Turnover”.
- Rooms from £72pp per night with Booking.com – book here
Hothorpe Venues, Leicestershire
Guests get a free continental breakfast bag on the first night when referencing “Sleep Over to Help Turnover”.
- Rooms from £35pp per night with Booking.com – book here
Draycott Hotel, London
Guests get a free upgrade, as well as complimentary tea, champagne, hot chocolate and early check-in (11am) and late check-out- (3pm) when referencing “Sleep Over to Help Turnover”.
- Rooms from £140pp per night with Booking.com – book here
Cedar Manor, Windermere
Guests get a free bottle of prosecco when referencing “Sleep Over to Help Turnover” and donate £5 to Hospitality Action, until November 30.
- Rooms from £108pp per night with Booking.com – book here
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Back in April, hotels offered similar freebies as bookings plummeted during the crisis, including food vouchers, free upgrades and extra nights.
A boutique hotel in London offered rooms for just £30 – cheaper than some commuters daily rail fares – to encourage people to return to the city.
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