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Take a nap or shower in a luxury hotel

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Jack Smith
Hunter
@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
With Recharge; there's no need to rent a hotel for a day at a time. If you have a conference or something and want to just have a shower/use the gym, Recharge enables you to pay for the hotel by the minute. It's currently live in SF. https://recharge.co/app is the link to the iphone app Enter promo code “PH” in the app for 30 minutes free on your first stay.
Suzanne Sheridan@suziesheridan · Founder of Start Monday
@_jacksmith have been saying this to friends for years. Nothing out there currently. Hope it's a success
Harris Karim@hk_chic · Co-Founder of Tiki
Wonder if the next derivation will be Airbnb and Recharge - where you pay by the minute to rent someone's home. As an Airbnb host, I won't be too pleased with 20 odd businessmen going through my home every week to just use the shower and nap for a few hours - but maybe - if the rate was high enough. Great idea though!
Emmanuel M. Bamfo
Maker
@mannybamfo · Recharge
@hk_chic We're committed to building a market​ where customers can purchase living space for exactly the time they need, and not one second longer. We're focusing on hotels for now. Apartments could be interesting as well.
Adam Greenwald@agreenwaldhq · Founder, LaunchableMedia
@mannybamfo @hk_chic Hey Emmanuel. I believe there could be some synergy with my company LaunchableLabs. Would love to chat with you about your plans. Can you email me: adam@launchable.us Thanks!
Jake Gibson@iamjakestream
This is pretty cool! Seems like Breather except you're not in some random person's conference room. Where in SF are you available right now? And what's next on your expansion plan?
Emmanuel M. Bamfo
Maker
@mannybamfo · Recharge
@iamjakestream We are available in downtown San Francisco. When you are in the city, check us out. Also, expansion is in the works!
Chris Wilson@automateiq · VoiceCut CEO
Great concept and I can see where there is a need when you want to "recharge" but the price seems strange since a decent nap and shower will probably run you $100 or so, which means that you could use Hotel Tonight to find something in that range but for much longer. Any thoughts on the price?
Emmanuel M. Bamfo
Maker
@mannybamfo · Recharge
@automateiq Recharge rooms are currently nicer than HT inventory and our customers enjoy the convenience of one-tap booking. Ultimately we provide control & convenience. Customers enjoy knowing they could pay $100 or they could also pay $10 for a shower after a run in the city. Recharge is very similar to Uber Black-- we will introduce other tiers of service down the line.
Chris Wilson@automateiq · VoiceCut CEO
@mannybamfo good to know
Casie Lane@casielane · Singapore Director, SheWorx
I can totally see this in Asia, especially with all those Long-haul layovers with 16+ hours to spend in a city.
Emmanuel M. Bamfo
Maker
@mannybamfo · Recharge
@casielane Casie, we're with you 100%.
Great Idea! I had one question in mind : How will the hotel manage room cleaning/maintenance between each traveller? Let's say 10 travellers use a room for 1 hour each. Does room service have to clean the room after each use? If not, the next customer will end up with a used shower and used sheets. On the flip side, room service between every use could be costly. Would love to hear your thoughts on this @mannybamfo
Emmanuel M. Bamfo
Maker
@mannybamfo · Recharge
@tacack Vybhav I like the way you think-- sounds similar to a lot of the considerations we made many moons ago as we designed our operations. We have a meticulous process of managing inventory. Our system as a whole, provides the customer a room that is cleaned to the exact same luxury standard as a 24-hr booking. Book a Recharge and you'll see what we mean! And of course, shoot me a note at manny@recharge.co if you would like to chat further.
@mannybamfo Will do. Look out for my email 😊