Can’t Concentrate in a Home Office? Try a Hotel Office

Some hotels have converted some rooms into workspaces and are offering special packages for remote workers.

Ramsey QubeinSeptember 28, 2020
Can't concentrate in a home office? Try a hotel office

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Have you tried working from home but not had great success? Interruptions from family, friends and even pets can squash productivity and creativity. If you work remotely, hotels in your area may have the perfect solution — as well as plenty of loyalty points — waiting for you.

Whether you want to spend the day working in peace from a hotel room or your company will pay for a remote working location long-term, there are several great packages available. If you don’t find one near you, there’s always the option to contact a nearby hotel to see if the staff would be willing to customize a day rate for you. All of the hotel packages in this story come with the opportunity to earn points.

Accor Live Limitless

The Swissôtel Chicago is making guest rooms available as workspace between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Guests booking the Swissôffice Offer get access to a luxury or specialty suite for up to three people. Free wireless internet, access to the fitness center, double ALL points, and breakfast, lunch and snacks are included.

Hilton Honors

Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon has day rates for guest rooms that include free parking, wireless internet, access to the pool and fitness center, and a food and beverage discount. It could be a great way to rack up Hilton Honors points while staying productive, especially if your company covers the cost. If you pay with a Hilton Honors-affiliated card, the points could multiply quickly.

IHG Rewards Club

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has some quiet space for guests looking to work in peace. For $79 per day, visitors have a day room all to themselves, including free wireless internet and Kimpton’s signature evening social hour (provided in room for now) with free wine and snacks. Plus you get access to the hotel’s fitness center before heading home. There’s also the option to extend the stay overnight for an additional $70.

Kimpton Surfcomber in Miami Beach’s “work from hotel” day rates include coffee in the lobby for two hours each morning, printing, wireless internet, parking and dining discounts, and office supplies. There’s free wine during the evening “social hour.”

New Yorkers can head for the InterContinental New York Barclay to take advantage of The Offices at the Barclay. The hotel is making guest rooms available as office space. They include free wireless internet, unlimited coffee and tea via Keurig coffee maker, a fridge stocked with bottled water and energy drinks, free printing in the business center and access to the fitness center.

The Elevate Your Work Day package at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown (the tallest building west of Chicago) comes with day use of a suite (plus the option to extend the stay overnight for $50), office supplies and wireless internet, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, in-room fridge with bottled water, and espresso machine. Guests can also use the hotel’s fitness center. This package comes with discounted parking and IHG Rewards Club points. Interested work-from-hotel visitors can call the hotel directly to reserve, and if you pay with an IHG Rewards Club-affiliated card, the points can quickly add up.

I Prefer Hotel Rewards

At The Hollywood Roosevelt, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, busy bees can book a poolside cabana garden or balcony room for a “workation.” It comes with free parking, bottled water, wireless internet and access to the hotel’s fitness center. Rates start at $159 for two people, and guests can stay for the night for an additional $50. Day and overnight rates earn I Prefer points.

In Scottsdale, Arizona, Hotel Valley Ho has a day-use package for those who want a place to work on weekdays. The offer also includes access to the pool, free parking and wireless internet, and a $25 credit for snacks. To extend the stay overnight costs $30 more.

Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale, Arizona, has a day package that includes access to the pool, free wireless internet and a $25 credit for food and beverage. The package is available weekdays, and an overnight stay can be tacked on for an additional $30.

Marriott Bonvoy

The Marriott Marquis Houston is helping travelers change up their workspace with the aptly named Change Up Your Work Space package. The day rate includes access to a guest room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and access to the hotel’s famous Texas-shaped swimming pool, plus wireless internet access.

In North Carolina, The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte is converting its boardrooms into private offices for two people. Each can be leased for the week starting at $500, which includes regular housekeeping and free parking. Marriott Bonvoy members earn points even though they are not spending the night.

Hotel Bella Grace in Charleston, South Carolina, makes its guest rooms, studios and suites available as day-use offices. Many come with small kitchens and desk or work areas. Of course, Marriott Bonvoy points are part of the deal even if you just use the room for the day, and those paying with a Marriott Bonvoy-affiliated credit card earn even more.

The Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport is offering guest rooms as day-use workspaces for up to eight hours. Guests can use the Marriott Bonvoy app for contactless check-in and will have parking and enhanced-speed wireless internet as part of the rate. Guests also receive a discount at the restaurant if they need a break, and all charges count for Marriott Bonvoy points. Use code ZDY when booking on the hotel’s website.

Grande Lakes Orlando has a “Work from Resort” offer at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, with several packages that are valid at both resorts. “Grande Escape” includes free parking and a $25 resort credit, while the “Suite Family Getaway” option includes a free connecting room when guests book a King Executive Suite. In addition to early check-in and late checkout, guests are assigned a Business Butler to help set up a remote office anywhere around the resort, including by the pool, and print and scan documents upon request.

In Nevada, Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel is drawing creative types with its art studio-inspired offer, which can be booked by calling the hotel directly. With starting rates at $230, guests get the room to use during the day and overnight for their artistic pursuits. The package includes art supplies like a blank canvas, colored pencils, acrylic paints and paintbrushes, vision boarding materials and spray paint (artists who book this package can decorate the hotel’s outdoor mural space with their work). Guests can also borrow one of the hotel’s bikes to cycle along the Truckee River to get those creative juices flowing.

RediRewards

Red Roof is offering remote workers an uncommonly affordable way to be productive: The Work Under Our Roof program has day rates starting at $39 (using rate code OFFICE) and includes ample workspace, and in many rooms, free coffee. RediRewards points are part of the deal, and one well-behaved pet can tag along, too.

World of Hyatt

At the Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, the Do Not Distract day-use package welcomes guests with a poolside suite with private workspace. Included in the deal is a power lunch from the restaurant that can be delivered to the room and World of Hyatt points. Guests can also choose between after-work cocktails or a private Peloton spin session with the optional services of a “Cool Down Concierge” for cold towels and refreshments. Rates start at $75 a day, plus another $50 to stay the night.

The amenity-laden $99 work package at Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami includes lunch from Cana Restaurant delivered to your private office (guest room) plus discounts on other food, beverages and parking. Free coffee is delivered in the morning, plus there’s complimentary wireless internet and printing services. Workaholics can avail themselves of the swimming pool and fitness center should they need a break or extend their workday into an overnight stay for $50. World of Hyatt points add to the satisfaction of working from these Biscayne Bay-view rooms.

World of Hyatt has launched a Work from Hyatt package for stays of at least seven nights at many of its hotels and resorts around the country. They are designed for people who need a quiet place to work or want a change of scenery while helping their kids through virtual classes. Each room or suite comes with dedicated workspace (sometimes in the form of a connecting room or living room), daily food and beverage credit, waived resort fees, and free or discounted laundry. Each property may also offer additional services. For example, the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California is adding a free in-room movie.

Guests can opt in or out of housekeeping services, and they can choose to either earn World of Hyatt points or redeem them for a package stay. The cost in points depends upon the property. Call Hyatt’s global reservations line to redeem points for this offer.

The all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara properties are offering a Work & Learn from Paradise package for those looking to temporarily relocate for at least 14 nights. Guests are treated to a suite upgrade or connecting rooms for extra office or virtual classroom space. As part of the package, guests receive personal training sessions three times a week, free laundry services, two spa treatments per week, private cabanas on weekends and tech support from staff.

In Las Vegas, MGM Resorts has a “Viva Las Office” package where locals and visitors can book rooms to use as offices, but they require at least a three-night midweek stay. “The Associate” package includes a room at Bellagio or ARIA plus the ability to earn M life or World of Hyatt points and a $50 nightly food and beverage credit, all for a nightly rate starting at $101. Guests are assured early check-in starting at 8 a.m. and late checkout at 6 p.m. to provide four full days of workspace. Also part of the offer is a $75 discount on roundtrip flights with JSX. There are also upgraded packages that come with larger rooms and more perks.

Photos courtesy of Swissotel Chicago, Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, Cris Molina for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt, Visit Houston, Hotel Bella Grace, Grande Lakes Orlando, Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa and Playa Hotels & Resorts.

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