Scandic Hotels has launched what it says is “the largest network of coworking spaces in the Nordic countries”.

President and CEO Jens Mathiesen said that while “Guests have been working from our hotel lobbies for many years”, the group is “taking the next step by enabling access to a workspace in our hotels including more quiet areas and meeting rooms by the hour, as well as coffee and refreshments”.

Customers can now access around 270 locations in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Poland, with prices starting from €19 per day, €79 per week or €199 per month.

Scandic said that its hotels offer “a variety of solutions depending on user needs, from lounge seating to quiet areas”, and private workspaces in hotel rooms also available on request.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has meant hotel groups have had to look at innovative ways to increase demand for their meeting spaces and guest rooms, although Scandic also highlighted “digital development” as a reason for the boom in coworking trends in the Nordics.

“People are looking for more modern working solutions and we’re seeing a growing demand for workspaces closer to home or on the go from guests and corporate clients,” said Mathiesen.

“With our 270 hotels in six markets, we can offer flexible, inspiring and cost-saving workspaces, regardless of where you’re based.”

Some of the highlighted benefits of the Scandic co-working offering include wifi and power outlets, tea, coffee and sparkling water, discounts in the group’s shops and restaurants, and printing and copying services.