We began as a wellness-based solution to the stress and fatigue caused by air travel. And while we’re still that healthy solution, we’re also a clean and calm oasis for anyone who needs to get serious work done or just wants a moment of peace in the midst of a crowded terminal.
In August of 2007, a group of physicians and healthcare professionals met with Dr. Sara Mednick, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and author of “Take a Nap! Change Your Life” to research the best way to deliver sleep and relaxation in airports.
Together, they built the first-ever Minute Suites prototype based on their findings.
After launching in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2009, Minute Suites caught on. The founders opened a second location in Philadelphia International Airport in March of 2011, with even more suites. Two locations in DFW came next, and finally Charlotte Douglas International Airport and another location at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. With eight more contracts in place, Minute Suites will over double in size this year.
As Minute Suites grows, the concept remains. The storefront may look increasingly modern, but the suites are the same clean, quiet, private cocoons.
LIKED THE IDEA
FELT MINUTE SUITES PROVIDED MORE PRIVACY THAN AIRLINE CLUBS
WOULD TRY IT
With painstaking attention to detail, the company finalized its production suites in March of 2009 and launched in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on November 18, 2009. Building on the success of its Atlanta location, the second location was launched in the Philadelphia International Airport in March of 2011, providing another location while increasing the size of the concept to 13 suites.
As travelers responded very positively to the company’s service, expansion was deemed necessary. Launching its third location in Terminal D of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in April of 2013, and its fourth location in Terminal A of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Location number five opened in the Atrium of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in April of 2018, and location number six opened in Concourse T of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in August of 2018.
Minute Suites doubled in size in 2018, and we have contracts secured to double in size in 2019 taking us to 12 locations.
Our flights were all rescheduled, rerouted and a complete mess! The staff was amazing and helped us with blankets, pillows and a clean suite that was safe, secure and comfortable. With 9 hours until our next flight, it was a perfect fit for what we needed.