Faced with low demand for its hotel rooms over the summer, Accor has launched a Hotel Office concept allowing workers to make daytime bookings and use the rooms for work.
The offer is available at 250 hotels across the UK and a further 70 across Europe, with more expected to be added in Europe in coming weeks.
The Hotel Office service allows users to book for a single day or select a five-day package. Accor says that booking rates typically offer a discount on the average overnight rate for the establishment where they are located. Bookings also earn points in the hotel chain’s 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.
James Wheatcroft, VP Marketing Accor Northern Europe, said: “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. 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.”
Those taking advantage of the Hotel Office service can reserve their office for nine hours, with a check in from 0900 and a check out time of 1800. Bookings can be cancelled free of charge up to 1400 on the scheduled day of arrival, after this time the first day is charged. Those booking a Hotel Office can take advantage of food and beverage services, including adding in breakfast, a snack or lunch on the go.
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