BUSINESS OR PLEASURE
Hotels create co-working spaces to guests and visitors
Office life and the hospitality industry are two factions that Millennials are known for disrupting—and now, those sectors are joining forces. Hotels around the world are building in-house co-working spaces to offer guests and visitors modern workplace amenities when they’re out-of-office.
Publica Isrotel extends the invite to its co-working space to the public. Situated on the hotel’s sixth floor with a view of the sea and open 24/7, the shared workspace offers multifunctional seating arrangements, soundproof phone booths, and complimentary coffee and beer on tap. The Israel-based hotel chain makes a point to connect with the community at large; it invites locals to join its City Club, which hosts fitness classes, live music, and special events, and includes dining discounts and other perks.
MONTROSE WEST HOLLYWOOD
The Tone Lounge is part of the Montrose West Hollywood’s recent upgrade of its in-house accommodations for guests traveling for business. The co-working space is both stylish and fully functional, with comfortable working areas, printing services, and headphones available for rent. After work hours the space shifts into an evening lounge for Vino & Vinyl Hour, perfect for pre-dinner drinks with colleagues or clients, when the hotel offers complimentary wine and small plates for purchase and an ambiance created with a curated playlist like Throwback Thursdays or Funk Fridays.
THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
In collaboration with online retailer Zappos, The Venetian Las Vegas housed a co-working pop-up as part of a project entailing a wider revitalization of the city, championed by Zappos. The hotel and retailer combined young people’s love of pop-ups and co-working with a space featuring an open floor plan, private phone booths, a conference room, and charging stations. Furnishings by Restoration Hardware channeled a shabby chic meets industrial aesthetic with raw wooden tables and distressed leather armchairs.