Crowne Plaza Paris Republique has become the brand’s first European hotel to feature its new ‘Plaza Workspace’ concept.
Designed by Conran and Partners, new ground-floor public spaces provide different zones for guests and visitors to have a coffee, work individually or hold meetings.
The spaces, which were unveiled last month, have numerous power outlets, wireless phone chargers integrated into the tables, and free, high-speed wifi.
Crowne Plaza owner Intercontinental Hotels Group says Plaza Workspace is an “answer to the growing trend in flexible work and life preferences, and people’s desire to work from anywhere.”
The former main entrance of the hotel has been relocated from the Place de la République to a courtyard on the side of the building, which Conran and Partners says gives it a more private feel.
The hotel bar has been moved closer to the outside terrace, which runs along the hotel’s main façade.
The designers have also added a monument wall to divide the ‘plaza’ (the informal and relaxed bar spaces) and the ‘gallerie’ (the reception and studio spaces).
Upcoming properties to get Workspace include the Crowne Plaza Hamburg City Alster, Crowne Plaza Wuzhen (late 2019), Crowne Plaza Shenzhen WECC (late 2019) and Crowne Plaza London Heathrow (early 2020).
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