Accor Launches Hotel Office Concept for Remote Working

Accor has launched its new Hotel Office concept in Europe, enabling people to book their own hotel room for an uninterrupted, premium remote working experience.

With 50 percent of home working employees saying they wish they had a better work-life balance at present, operating from the quiet privacy of a hotel room could be the perfect solution. At launch, the new Hotel Office concept is available in 250 hotels in the United Kingdom and a further 70 hotels across Northern Europe, with further expansion of the scheme in Europe expected in the coming weeks.

A quarter (23 per cent) of respondents, which represents over 4.1 million people currently working from home, say they are less productive because of distractions.  For professionals struggling to find peace and quiet to work effectively at home, who don’t have a dedicated workspace, or who want a change of scenery with all the amenities of a hotel, the Hotel Office concept offers a quiet space to work, meet, and conduct conference and video calls.

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Guests taking advantage of the new service can book for a single day or select a five-day package, usually at discounted prices compared to average overnight rates, and can also earn points towards their loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless. Guests booking a Hotel Office package will have access, subject to availability in participating hotels, to onsite bars, restaurants, and wellbeing rooms, in addition to all in-room amenities.

Accor has launched its new Hotel Office concept in Europe, enabling people to book their own hotel room for an uninterrupted, premium remote working experience.

For the 5.5 million (29 per cent) workers that are finding it harder to switch off from work because there is no separation from home and the office, operating from a hotel could be the solution.

“With millions of people adapting to new ways of working we have been inspired to support this trend by offering a unique office experience, blending the need for quiet dedicated working spaces with all the convenience and amenities of a hotel,” says James Wheatcroft, VP Marketing Accor Northern Europe. “The Hotel Office is the home office only better, it ensures people can optimise their remote working experience, offering a professional workspace with room to relax in privacy.”

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Those taking advantage of the Hotel Office service can reserve their office for nine hours, with check-in from 9:00 am and a check out time of 6:00 pm and bookings can be cancelled free of charge up to 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival.

Professionals booking the new service have the reassurance of Accor ALLSAFE, the hotel group’s global cleanliness and prevention protocol in partnership with Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification.

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