Working remotely is not easy. News of an upsurge in pandemic cases, frenzied vacation homes and homeschooled (or out of school for the semester) kids can make it difficult to focus on work. Work, for many, doesn’t stop during the holidays, and staying focused is key. Fortunately, hotels have stepped in to fill the void.
To replace a drought in travel demand, savvy hotels have touted bed and breakfasts as the ideal alternative to offices (since many office buildings remain closed or restricted). They have top-notch cleanliness protocols (often overseen by staff welfare officers) and access to office-type amenities. In addition, hotels offer perks such as high-tech gyms, fine dining or room delivery and swimming pools to further motivate the working day. It is an ideal setting for a productive “peace and quiet”.
The hospitality industry is doing well with new hotels opening around the world every week and creative vacation activities to boost economic activity. Creative “hotel work” packages are another example of how hoteliers try to keep their employees while following evolving guidelines set by local and national authorities. There are dozens of package options, including branded initiatives like Work from Hyatt, Work Anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy, and WorkSpaces by Hilton.
Whether it’s on the street, in the car, or on the plane for some serious creative time, these seven “hotel work” packages from across the country could be the perfect holiday gift for yourself (or your family and coworkers). to keep motivation at work or school high.
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
The Distanced in the Desert package is designed to combine a little work and play at one of Marriott’s most iconic resorts. Considered a favorite of the Marriott family, the Camelback Inn is one of the brand’s flagship resorts. Located in the Sonoran Desert with plenty of outdoor space to relax and stay productive, the views alone provide a lot of inspiration. Whether it’s finding space for kids to zoom in with teachers on the patio or adults filing reports under the shade of a palm tree or near a fire pit, social distancing is. easy in the desert.
The package includes a private casita with its own air conditioning system and a furnished patio, as well as a $ 100 per night credit to reward you with dining, golf or spa services. You can even host a contactless happy hour in your room with cocktail making supplies delivered to your door. Rates vary by date and can be booked online. Best of all, you can bring your dog to feel right at home.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
Since the desert heat provides respite for many people fleeing the cold, a second option of working from a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona is worth exploring (especially if you want to relax in complete privacy by the pool). The Work from Andaz package, which requires a minimum of five nights, includes a standard room or accommodation with an outdoor terrace as well as a private workspace or a second adjoining room to separate work from relaxation.
The resort’s expansive layout means social distancing is built into the design, giving everyone a space to linger by a fire pit or in a private poolside cabana without interacting with other guests.
The WiFi signal works well outdoors, which means you can reply to emails just as easily from a hammock as from your desk. Package includes use of a poolside cabana for the day, spa and laundry discounts, a $ 50 daily food and drink credit, and free parking. Guests booking this package also receive waived resort and pet fees, as well as the option to earn or redeem World of Hyatt points for their stay. Rates vary by date and can be booked online.
Kansas City, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hotel
Once a private social club, this beautifully restored Gothic Revival style hotel mixes Harry Potter-style meeting rooms with whimsical, panoramic rooms overlooking the downtown Power and Light District. Free parking is the first hurdle for visitors to reserve a day room for productive peace and quiet. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from browsing the meeting spaces for a little inspiration.
Rooms on the eighth floor are for daytime guests only and include bottled water, coffee, and a 20% discount in the lobby cafe, including fresh pastries from Helen Jo Leach (from trips to the lobby). Eleven Madison Park and the Milk Bar in New York). Guests can also use the hotel’s fitness center during their visit and order a custom bottle of J. Rieger & Co. whiskey, which is only available at the hotel.
There’s also a happy hour in the lobby with $ 5 local drinks and 25% off glasses of wine. If the mood strikes you, it’s only $ 30 more to spend the night. Daily rates Monday through Thursday start at $ 99 (call hotel to reserve) and count towards World of Hyatt points earning and status.
Grand Lakes Orlando, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton
This family-friendly resort combines options for work and play that will appeal to all ages. It’s hard for kids to stay motivated with home schooling, and a little push to study might be the motivation they need. With the Family Escape package, guests can reserve a king room and get 50% off a connecting room with two queen beds.
Parents will appreciate the services of a “business butler,” who can set up a remote outdoor office space by the pool or in a shaded cabana. The butler can handle Wi-Fi needs as well as assistance with printing or faxing documents and help young students set up their laptops or tablets to connect to school from the complex. Rates vary by date and can be booked online using the MAJ rate code.
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Key West, Florida
Home school children and hard-working parents will appreciate all of the benefits that come with the resort’s offerings. Casa Marina’s Home School package, which requires a minimum four-night stay, includes plenty of in-room space for parents and kids to be productive. In addition, children can participate in a variety of educational activities, including a tour of the Ernest Hemingway House, the nearby Wreck Museum, and the Butterfly Conservatory to share with their classmates.
At the end of the day, parents are rewarded with a bottle of wine while students have a daily $ 100 food and drink credit to spend on the children’s menu. When work and school for the day are over, the resort’s pool and beach amenities await as a reward.
INNSIDE by Meliá New York NoMad
With a starting price of $ 89 per day, New Yorkers can escape the confines of their apartment or home for some peace and quiet in a hotel room. The Day Stay package gives access to a room between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. as well as all hotel facilities, including the fitness center with modern equipment and a guided virtual bike experience as well as two outdoor terraces . In addition to free Wi-Fi, rooms have personal protection kits with masks and hand sanitizer, coffee, tea, and bottled water. The daily rate can be booked online to help people separate the comforts of home from the stress of work.
CitizenM Hotels, Boston, New York, Seattle and Washington, DC
Sometimes you just need to spend some time alone. Whether you book a daily rate to gather your ideas, craft a proposal, host that perfect Zoom event, or just relax, citizenM offers one of the most affordable options. The daily rate of $ 50 covers ten hours between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and includes free in-room movies, unlimited filtered water, wireless internet, and the bedroom’s comfy bed and sitting areas.
Daily rate guests can also use other hotel facilities, including lounge area and gyms. CitizenM hotels are located in Boston, New York, Seattle and Washington, DC. Those interested can book these single rooms online.