HOTEL groups are also making their spaces appealing for workers as opposed to the earlier strategy of ‘working from home.’ PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ROYAL PARK HOTEL, JUSTIN DOCANTO/UNSPLASH
While most are working from home as properties and offices are closed to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, several hotels in the country are offering an alternative program to help workers for a much-needed respite.
The trend of “working from-hotel” could not have come at a better time with some establishments still ordered to close. Easing its way to recovery, hospitality industry leaders have looked for ways to generate revenue aside from reopening its restaurants and select amenities. Now, they are also leaning in making their spaces appealing for workers as opposed to the earlier strategy of ‘working from home.’
Using their already existing facilities, some hotel groups have partnered with co-working spaces in bringing the concept of co-working and “work-ation” to their properties.
In an online press briefing, Margie Munsayac, Bluewater Resorts vice president sales and marketing, said, “People want to go on staycations on weekends and even on weekdays, and hotels are assuring them of stable WiFi connection because children can study anywhere as long as there is stable connectivity. People would love to go to hotels for a different environment and atmosphere.”
By now, employees are tired of working remotely so a much-needed change of scenery is a good idea. This is a beneficial situation for both the hotel industry (additional revenue) and workers (safe environment to work in).
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