With England’s restrictions on home ordering lifted, the country is opening up ways to escape your home office or even gain hotel status, some before hotels are allowed to open. for leisure travel.
If your working conditions at home are impractical, such as school vacations, construction work, or a sudden outage such as loss of the Internet, working in a hotel might be a better option than renting an office.
Most major hotel chains offer special deals from hotel rates, and some will even give you status points or a stay credit when you book a room for the day. The majority of hotel chains have extended hotel status until the end of 2021. However, with hotels not open for leisure travel in England until May 17, it could still be difficult to find. get enough points due to the limited possibilities of international travel. Booking a day room could be the solution.
Not only can you work from the hotel, but from April 12, recreational facilities such as swimming pools and spas can open in hotels. After a hard day’s work or perhaps during your lunch hour, you can also take advantage of the hotel facilities on many packages.
In London, there is a plethora of luxurious options. The Bvlgari Hotel London definitely offers the ultimate in opulent workspaces with its B.Business offering. With prices starting at £ 1,448 for a single junior suite, you get what you pay for. In addition to 12 hours in a private suite, you also get a free one-day membership to the Bvlgari Spa London, featuring a 25m swimming pool and gym. A two-course lunch is included and refreshments throughout the day to keep your caffeine level up. For the perfect end to a stressful day, you can have an apertivo after work, in the suite or at the reopening, at the Sette Bar included with your stay.
Hilton hotels offer a unique hotel package called “Workspaces,” which gives Hilton Honors members the ability to earn status by earning points and stay credits for their day office. WorkSpaces by Hilton are currently only available at hotels in the US and UK. To reserve, customers can browse hotels on workspacesbyhilton.com, then call the hotel directly to reserve a room.
Specially adapted rooms include a bedroom or suite with an en-suite bathroom, free standard Wi-Fi, and a comfortable desk and chair with a well-lit workplace. There are a few high end options in London with nice workspaces.
The historic Waldorf Hilton London has partnered with innovative furniture design firm Herman Miller to offer a new type of room that includes a dedicated and luxurious office space connected to an Executive Room. Most standard offices are not so well equipped! The special package is for longer stay rather than day use with the minimum stay being seven days, but you get breakfast every day! For those with specific ergonomic needs, the piece is perfectly designed to accommodate in a number of ways, like a height-adjustable desk and a classic Herman Miller office chair that can be customized in a number of ways for the ultimate comfortable position.
The Conrad London St James also offers an equally elegant working environment, but it can be hired by the hour, half day or day with daily rates starting from £ 150. Workspace rooms feature 42-inch TV screens with Chromecast, large desks, and free Wi-Fi. Guests will also have access to the gym and concierge services, as well as an international multimedia center in the room, perfect for setting up video conferences.
At Hyatt, they have rooms available for 12-hour shifts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., perfect for those who want flexible working hours. In addition to discounts on food and parking, guests receive a free bottle of water and a selection of in-room coffee and tea. A unique feature are in-room wellness options such as Headspace meditations through the World of Hyatt app and Headspace meditation and mindfulness exercises on in-room TVs at over 200 participating Hyatt hotels.
Like other hotel groups, you also have access to the gym and swimming pool, if available. With Hyatt, Office for the day stays count toward elite level status, and you can even use World of Hyatt points to redeem them for an Office package for the day.
Hyatt’s newest London hotel, Great Scotland Yard, offers contemporary rooms in a historic building that was the former headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police. If you want to relocate rather than rent by the day, they also offer an extended stay package meant to work from the hotel called Great Relocate. Customers must stay at least 29 nights to take advantage of the discounted rate and perks such as IT support and three hours of free use of the board meeting room.
Another more traditional London option with great work spaces is the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, which also has a lovely open-air terrace for after-work drinks when they’re allowed to reopen in April.
Often times, a change of scenery and the ability not to be distracted at home can dramatically improve productivity. With the reward of relaxing in the pool or a cocktail after work delivered to your suite, increasing your production might be worth investing in a hotel workspace for a few days.