HOTELS across the UK have launched "Sleep Over to Help Turnover" – a new 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, which offered 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.
More than 20 hotels and chains have signed up at the moment, although they hope that more will follow suit.
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."
The following hotels are part of the scheme, and here is what you could enjoy for free when you book – check how to take advantage before booking as many must be done directly through the website.
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.
- Book directly with The Royal Lancaster referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover" – book here
- 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
Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Hampshire
Guests can get 10 per cent off cocktails when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
- Rooms from £89 per night with Booking.com – book here
Titchwell Manor, Norfolk
Guests get a free bottle of champagne when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
- Rooms from £120 per night with Booking.com – book here
What new rules must hotels follow?
Hotels are allowed to stay open across the UK, but the rules depend on the region.
In England, hotel restaurants must close by 10pm due to new curfew rules.
In Scotland, hotel restaurants can remain open after 6pm unlike other restaurants, but are only open to guests and cannot serve alcohol.
They must close by 10pm under the curfew rules.
Other coronavirus restrictions include the removal of hotel buffets, social distancing guidelines and one-way systems, as well as the removal of "high touch" items in bedrooms.
St Martins Lane, London
Guests can get complimentary breakfast and overnight parking, as well as a free room upgrade to the Loft Suite and late 6pm check-out when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
- Rooms from £251 per night with Booking.com – book here
The Angel Hotel, Cardiff
Guests get a free grab & go breakfast, and a choice of free room upgrade or free parking when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
- Rooms from £85 with Booking.com – book here
Apex Hotels, UK
Guests can get 30 per cent off stays and 25 per cent off dining at the Apex hotels.
- Rooms from £75pp, per night with Booking.com – book here
South Place Hotel, London
Guests get a complimentary upgrade to the next room type booked, a welcome drink on arrival and handmade welcome treats when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
- Rooms from £190pp per night with Booking.com – book here
Holiday Inn, UK
Camden guests get a free room upgrade, late 4pm check-out, and 50 per cent off food when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
Birmingham City Centre is offering 25 per cent off food until the end of the year.
- Rooms from £70pp, per night with Booking.com – book here
Glenapp Castle, Scotland
Guests get a free suite upgrade between November 1 and December 20.
City Suites, Manchester
Guests get free room upgrades, late check out and early check-in.
Lea Marston Hotel, Warwickshire
Guests get a free room upgrade and 10 per cent off food and drink when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Turnover".
Roe Park Resort, Northern Ireland
Guests get 20 per cent off bed and breakfast rate when booked for more than two nights.
Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham
Guests get a free upgrade to Deluxe Spa rooms throughout October.
London Bridge Hotel, London
Guests get £10 food and drink voucher to spend at the hotel as well as early check in and late check out when referencing "AWHOSPA".
Bespoke Hotels, UK
Guests get 25 per cent off two-night bed and breakfast stays when referencing "BE25OFF".
St James Hotel & Club, London
Guests get 15 per cent off rooms and suites, with free full English breakfasts, £50 food and drink vouchers and a 10 per cent One Jermyn Street discount card.
Clayton Hotels, Maldron Hotels, UK
Guests get 25 per cent off dinner, bed and breakfast packages.
Mercure Hotels, UK
Guests get free breakfast and late check out at Darlington King's Hotel and Doncaster Danum.
Stoke Place, Buckinghamshire
Guests get a free room upgrade (if available) and 25 per cent off food and drink.
Courtyard by Marriott, Glasgow Airport
Guests get free breakfast, overnight parking and 20 per cent off at the hotel's Bistro when referencing "Sleep Over to Help Over".
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.
Here are the best value hotels in the UK, according to the Good Hotel Guide, starting from £85 a night.
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