Japan hotel chain offers monthly stay plan, choose from 100 hotels at around S$40 a night

Staycation for a month.

Lean Jinghui | May 11, 2021, 08:16 PM

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As hotels face dismal demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this major hotel hotel chain in Japan has come up with an innovative solution.

According to Soranews24, the APA group in Japan is offering a long-stay plan at 99,000 yen (~S$1206) for 30 consecutive days, which amounts to approximately 3,300 yen (~S$40.2) per night.

It's a sweet deal because according to the PR Times, patrons under the monthly plan will gain access to over 100 hotels nationwide; this means you can opt to stay at a different hotel room every night.

APA Hotel Roppongi Six. Image via APA Hotels & Resorts Facebook

APA Hotel Shinagawa Togoshi Ekimae. Image via APA Hotels & Resorts Facebook

APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekimae. Image via Tripadvisor

Cheaper than paying for an apartment

Soranews24 reported that the plan is less than what one might pay for an apartment in popular neighbourhoods; in Central Tokyo for example, rent can go up to 100,000 yen (~S$1,218) a month.

The participating hotels are all under the APA hospitality group, and located at major touristic regions like Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kansai, and Osaka.

In Tokyo, options for APA hotels include in entertainment districts such as Shinagawa, Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, and Roppongi.

While outside of central Tokyo, hotels offered on the list include at 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 specific regions in Japan, and uncertainty over the future of the Tokyo Olympics.

Top image via APA hotels Facebook