Hotel lobbies have become commonplace for travelers to go when they need to get work done. “The 24/7 work style has required all of us in the design world to think about how to make working 24/7 more comfortable,” said Vickie Alani, hospitality principal at Boston-based CBT Architects. “There’s not a project that we’re doing in any practice that doesn’t have a component of coworking in it.”
For example, Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village in Texas features lobbies filled with booths that provide people privacy when in need for a place to work.
When designing coworking spaces within a hotel, designers have to make sure they incorporate all the typical amenities for workers (plugs, USB ports, etc.) without hurting the aesthetic of the hotel itself.
Hotels tend to attract a niche audience and having the ability to connect with people within your industry or otherwise in a hotel is great for networking.
Additionally, guests can enjoy the typical hospitable amenities that hotels provide, such as coffee, grab-and-go meals, and more.