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Sick of working from home? Work at a hotel instead

July 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Hotels are finding a new way to generate revenue as the pandemic rages on, by offering day guests an alternative, private, quiet place to work while the office is off limits.

A special program titled Work Perks aims to reposition some of the hotel's 268 rooms as day-use offices.

"They want a calming and relaxing atmosphere, away from the distractions of working at home," Wang said, noting that the 350-square-foot rooms sell for $129 per day, with an option to extend to an overnight stay for an additional $20.

The hotel recently announced a partnership with co-working office space company Industrious through which it is repurposing 13 second-story guest rooms to serve as offices for up to four people.

Then there's the 318-room Hamilton Hotel in Washington D. C. Through its new "Home-Away-From-Home-Office" package, the hotel offers guests use of a room until 4 p. m. , as well as a bag of breakfast goodies and a Keurig coffeemaker with unlimited pods.

Here, hotel management has set aside about 20 percent of its 607 rooms to be utilized as office space.

The notion of designating hotel rooms for day-use only certainly is nothing new; Yannis Moati founded an entire company on the concept back in 2015.

Moati said the current situation will force hotels to reinvent themselves to stay alive, and he predicted that offering rooms for day-use only is one of the directions they will go.

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