Industrious is partnering up with Williamsburg-based independent hotel Wythe Hotel to offer private offices for up to four people each day.
“We’re trying to get back to practicing hospitality under somewhat difficult circumstances where gathering humans together is the wrong thing for any of us to be doing right now,” said Peter Lawrence, owners of Wythe Hotel. “So this is a way we can offer a really safe experience and have people come and utilize the hotel and give them some hospitality.”
Through the end of August, rooms are available for rent from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting at $200 for one person, $250 for three people or $275 for four. The deal includes free coffee, snacks, a New York Times subscriptions and smart TV.
Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious, said that the partnership aims to allow New Yorkers to have a workspace closer to home and not worry about long commutes. He added that there has been increased interest in localized, private offices over the past few months.
“The thing that employees want and need more than anything else is choice: choice of when to go to the office and when not to; choice of when to go to work; choice of whether to do heads-down work without being distracted; choice of how to use their time,” said Hodari. “That matters much more than marble lobbies and fancy roof decks and at this moment, that’s really accelerated.”