Euromonitor: “2016 WTM Global Travel Trends Report “

10Nov - door Trendvizier - 0 - Over Uncategorized

As renting goes mainstream, a growing Global trend amongst accommodation providers and start-ups is to offer pay-as-you-go convenience by offering clothing to buy or rent in hotel rooms.

A survey by Westfield Shopping in the UK and the US found that almost half of 25-34 year-olds would be interested in a monthly rental scheme for clothes.

Starwood’s Westin brand is geared towards health and wellness, and offers guests running clothes and shoes to rent for US$5.

Fashion store Pimkie has installed ‘Mini Fashion Bars’ in hotels in Antwerp, Brussels, Milan and Paris, with clothes available to buy via a mini-bar type service.

Virgin Hotel Chicago allow guests to purchase clothes from Gap and have them delivered to their room via a concierge service.

Start-ups have also entered the arena with companies such as unPack, offering a suitcase of clothes to rent for hotel and Airbnb guests.

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