As hotels face weak demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this large hotel chain in Japan has come up with an innovative solution.
According to Soranews24, the APA Group in Japan offers an extended stay package at 99,000 yen (~ S $ 1,206) for 30 consecutive days, which equates to about 3,300 yen (~ S $ 40.2) per night.
This is a good deal because according to the Public relations time, monthly plan customers will have access to more than 100 hotels nationwide; This means that you can choose to stay in a different hotel room each night.
Cheaper than paying for an apartment
Soranews24 reported that the flat rate is lower than what one might pay for an apartment in lower-income neighborhoods; in the center of Tokyo for example, rent can go up to 100,000 yen (~ S $ 1,218) per month.
The participating hotels are all part of the APA hotel group and are located in major tourist regions like Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kansai and Osaka.
In Tokyo, options for APA hotels include entertainment districts such as Shinagawa, Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, and Roppongi.
Outside of central Tokyo, the hotels on the list include cities such as Sapporo, Aomori, Sendai, Karuizawa, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Fukuoka, and Nagasaki.
The promotion comes amid news of a fourth state of emergency in parts of Japan and uncertainty over the future of the Tokyo Olympics.
Top image via APA Facebook hotels