The owner of The Hoxton hotel brand has unveiled new shared workspace concept Working From (styled Working From_), which is initially launching in two of its properties in Chicago and London.
Ennismore says the new paid-for service has been “inspired by the wishes and needs of locals using The Hoxton’s open-door lobbies for 13 years”, although it stresses that “for those that don’t need a dedicated space, the lobby will still be free to anybody that wishes to use it”.
The Hoxton Chicago opened last month, while The Hoxton Southwark is scheduled to open in September, and both properties will feature flexible 24-hour shared working spaces including “library desks” with ergonomic chairs and wireless charging, “cosy corners” and “custom-designed daybeds built for dreaming the next big idea”, as well as studio spaces, offices, wellness programmes and “nutritionist-designed brain food”.
Membership options range from a £30 day pass, to a £75 per month “Side Hustler” option giving access after 1730 on weekdays and all weekends, a “Desk Hop” membership for £200 per month, an “Open Studio” option for £500 per month offering a permanent desk in a pod of six or eight people, and Private Studios from £700 per desk.
Membership benefits also include “mates rates” on hotel and restaurant prices, free guest passes, help-yourself snack pantries and stationary cupboards, unlimited meeting room access, and a weekly events programme and wellness space run by local partners.
The Hoxton Southwark will offer 744 desks and five meeting rooms, as well as a wellness studio, winter garden, showers, lockers, bike storage and a members’ café, while The Hoxton Chicago offers 294 desks, two meeting rooms, two terraces, lockers, showers and a members’ café.
Hotel groups are increasing entering the shared workspace sector, with Accor recently announcing “an audacious plan” to introduce 1,200 Wojo co-working spaces across Europe in the next three years.