The Covid-19 pandemic is testing the resilience level of the hospitality industry. Travel bans, lockdowns and social distancing are just some of the issues that are putting pressure on hotels and other accommodation structures. But the real challenge for the hospitality sector is to be able to satisfy new consumers’ needs that are currently arising. One of them is with no doubt the desire to work remotely in a tourist destination away from home, combining work and leisure activities. Many hotels are innovating their services and products to address this new need, targeting post-pandemic business travelers. Here are five hotels that are offering innovative “workation” packages!
1. Conrad Punta de Mita, Mexico
Conrad Punta de Mita is a luxury beachfront resort along the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. The hotel boasts a private beach, three pools, a spa, a fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, and exclusive accommodations with balconies.
For teleworkers, the hotel has launched a special offer named “Work from Paradise,” which allows guests to work with the view of the Pacific Ocean! The offer includes $75 daily resort credit, premium Wi-Fi, early check-in and late check-out, complimentary early departure, 50% off relaxation massage and flexible cancellation.
2. Sorano Hotel, Tokyo
The Sorano Hotel was launched last June in Tachikawa, Tokyo. It is located only 30 minutes away from downtown Tokyo in a comfortable setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thanks to its strategic location, the hotel is ideal for teleworkers. Currently, Sorano Hotel is offering a “5-day 4-night Weekday Package” dedicated to an entire team of remote workers. The offer includes the possibility to use a guest room (up to 5 team members), complimentary use of the Rooftop Infinity Pool, Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas, and rental items (including portable printer, projector & screen, and meeting room rentals for a fee).
3. Viceroy, Santa Monica
Viceroy is a luxury beach hotel located in Santa Monica, California. This beautiful hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean features two pools with an outdoor patio and open-air cabanas, a lounge, new meeting spaces, a fitness center, and a fine restaurant with coastal flavors and a bar. The hotel has created an ad-hoc offer for teleworkers named “Work from Hotel,” which includes all necessary services and amenities to be productive, even a few steps away from the beach! The offer includes ocean view accommodations, complimentary parking, a spacious business desk with a desktop monitor, video game console and games, high-speed Wi-Fi, and bike rental.
4. InterContinental, Los Angeles
The InterContinental hotel is located in downtown Los Angeles, California, in a 1,100 foot-tall stunning structure. The hotel offers plenty of services and amenities, including a cabana-lined outdoor pool, a kids’ area, restaurants and bars, a well-equipped fitness center, sauna and steam rooms, a concierge service and a breathtaking sky lobby on the 70th floor.
Recently, the hotel has launched the offer “Design your own Workspace.” This package specifically designed for teleworkers includes complimentary wireless internet, standard office supplies, in-Room Nespresso machines, complimentary chef choice Grab ’N Go breakfast and lunch, complimentary use of the fitness center and the swimming pool, and $10 flat daily parking rate.
5. Meliá Madrid Serrano, Madrid
Located in the Barrio de Salamanca of the Spanish capital, the Melia Serrano hotel features a modern and elegant atmosphere. It has a rooftop swimming pool, a gym, and an exclusive haute cuisine restaurant serving local specialties.
To attract remote workers, the hotel has transformed its guest rooms into working spaces, which guests can book from 8am to 8pm. The remote working “Day-Stay Pass” includes a work area with comfortable desks and chairs, unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, a protection kit with hydroalcoholic gel and mask, a fit ball in the room, 10% discount in hotel bars and restaurants, printing service (up to 20 pages), unlimited access to the gym and swimming pools, and access to the rooftop area.