This Five-Star Hotel Is Getting Rid of Check-in and Checkout Times for Good – Departures

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This Five-Star Hotel Is Getting Rid of Check-in and Checkout Times for Good

No more waiting until 3 p.m. to get into your hotel room.

There has long been an interest among frequent travelers to do away with check-in and checkout times completely. Red-eyes typically get you to a destination between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.—and the average check-in time is around 3 p.m. That’s at least six hours of time spent patiently awaiting a fresh shower in your hotel room. In response to this persistent challenge, The Peninsula Hotels will, as of January 2021, be among the first five-star hotels to introduce flexible check-in and checkout times.

Their offering, officially called “Peninsula Time,” originally debuted at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, and stipulated that guests could check in or out at any time, for no additional fee. Come January 2021, Peninsula Time will be offered at all 10 of The Peninsula Hotels around the world. The flexibility is all part of their commitment to provide a “superlative guest experience”—because nothing provides ease to travelers like not having to worry about check-in and checkout logistics. And, of course, there’s distinct luxury in being able to indulge in an extra few hours of hotel room bliss. As The Peninsula Hotels team puts it, “when [guests] book a room, suite or villa, it is theirs for one night—even if they check in at 6 a.m. on their arrival date and check out at 10 p.m. on their departure date.”

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