DFW AIRPORT, Texas, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport today celebrated the grand opening of the Airport's first Minute Suites® location, an around-the-clock nap center for passengers to relax, conduct business or sleep in a private suite available by the hour. The first of two Minute Suites® centers planned for DFW officially opened today in Terminal D near gate D23 with nine sleep suites and two shower facilities, a first for the company.
"The addition of Minute Suites® gives DFW another unique and highly sought service for our passengers," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport. "We are always looking for new ways to enhance our world-renowned customer service here at DFW, and Minute Suites® certainly does that by offering a great way to refresh or get some serious work done during a layover."
"We are extremely pleased to open our first DFW location and expand our position as a concept leader among airports," said Daniel Solomon, CEO of Minute Suites®. "We have scientifically engineered these suites to provide the best rest available on the go, and we're confident that DFW passengers will be very pleased with the suite design and amenities, as well as the well-trained staff."
Each suite serves as a private oasis for customers, equipped with a daybed sofa that features two sleeping surfaces with fresh pillows and blankets. A sound-masking system in each suite neutralizes noise, and the unique NAP26™ audio program helps deliver the equivalent of three hours of sleep in only 26 minutes. Each room also features a high-definition television with access to DIRECTV, the Internet, and flight-tracking information.
Suites are priced at only $34 for a one-hour minimum stay and then $8.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Rate reductions begin at four hours including a flat overnight rate of $125.
Minute Suites® provides a wellness-based solution to the stress and fatigue caused by air travel. As physicians and healthcare professionals, the Minute Suites® team focused on sleep physiology and engineered the concept of a secure, dark and quiet environment to encourage napping, and they developed the use of binaural beat audio technology as a sleep aid for travelers.
"Minute Suites® is a cutting-edge concept that's getting a tremendous response from customers, and it supports our goal of seeking to be one of the healthiest airports in the world," said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president for revenue management at DFW. "We believe services like these really elevate DFW and help distinguish our Airport for providing an outstanding travel experience."
DFW becomes the third U.S. airport with a Minute Suites® location, joining Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) and Philadelphia International (PHL). Another Minute Suites® location is planned as part of the next phase of renovations in Terminal A.
About DFW International Airport
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering 1,900 flights per day and serving 58 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop service to 149 domestic and 52 international destinations worldwide. For seven consecutive years, DFW has ranked among the top ten large airports worldwide for customer service in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com or download the official DFW mobile app for iOS, Blackberry or Android.
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