Coworking spaces have traditionally been a hub for freelancers and startups over the past few years, but now, high-design hotels have started becoming new hotspots.
“The freelance population is growing and has evolving needs…mostly made up of millennials, this demographic seeks to obtain the best of work, life and wellness environments that support this unique lifestyle,” said Alison Howland, VP of Wellness at Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences.
Many traveling professionals find hotels to be almost like a second home where they can take client meetings and network with others.
For example, the PUBLIC Hotel in New York offers a space for creatives to socialize, work, and study. Now, founder Ian Schrager (of Studio 54 infamy) has plans to open the space up to the public.
Downstairs has a collection of communal tables and a cafe, while the next floor contains stadium-style seating and a bar.
The West Coast also has jumped aboard the hotel coworking trend with the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. The space is set on the 70th floor Sky Lobby and offers a hub for “creativity, innovation, and socialization,” according to General Manager Niles Harris.