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News: Hotels finally transform to allow tailor-made check-in times

News: Hotels finally transform to allow tailor-made check-in times

Hanging by the lounge of the hotel, waiting for your room to get ready is a familiar dreadful reality. Thankfully, the hotel industry has now come to grips with the fact that this has to get completely overhauled.

One step at a time.

The Standard Hotels last Monday, July 18th, became the latest hotel chain to recognize the annoyance of traditional check-in times, and launched a check-in-anytime service it’s calling “Standard Time.” For a small fee of up to 5%, The Standard Hotels will allow you to check-in and check-out at your preferred time.

The Sheraton Four Points at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) also offers 24-hour check-in, and chains like Marriott allow for flexible check-in and check-out times, depending on availability. Most notably, the king of modern accommodation, Booking.com gives travelers the option to state their preference...

But then again, when was the last time that your desired check-out time got fulfilled?

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