We began as a wellness-based brand located in the airport to relieve the stress and fatigue caused by air travel. While we’re still a healthy sleep solution, we’re also a clean, sanitized, 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 Minute Suites prototype based on their findings.
After launching in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2009, Minute Suites gained traction and started to expand. The founders opened a second location in Philadelphia International Airport in March of 2011 with even more suites. Two locations in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport came next, and finally Charlotte Douglas International Airport and another location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
As Minute Suites grows, the necessity of finding a place to social distance yourself and sleep in airports remains. The storefront continues to look increasingly modern, but the suites are the same clean, serene, and private retreats they have always been.
LIKED THE IDEA OF A PRIVATE AREA TO SLEEP IN AIRPORTS
FELT MINUTE SUITES PROVIDED MORE PRIVACY THAN AIRLINE CLUBS
WOULD TRY IT A PRIVATE RETREAT TO SLEEP IN AIRPORTS
With close attention to detail, the company finalized our suites design in March of 2009 and launched the first Minute Suites in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on November 18, 2009. Building on the success of our 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. We launched our third location in Terminal D of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in April of 2013, and our 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.
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.