Hotel company Marriott has started offering a “day pass” as part of its Marriott Bonvoy travel program who want to work remotely outside of their homes.
These passes allow guests access to a hotel room outfitted with Wi-Fi, a desk and chair, refreshments, food from the hotel, as well as office facilities like printing and fax equipment from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Depending on the hotel, they also have access to gyms and pools.
So far, Marriott is offering the day pass at hotels in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Singapore and Toronto, with more on the way.
“Working remotely doesn’t necessarily have to mean working from home, where blurred lines between personal and professional lives can create distractions and stress,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott International’s group president of consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses. “We are inviting guests to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy to help them be more productive and achieve a better work/life balance by reimagining our hotel rooms as local remote workspaces for our customers.”
Marriott, along with several other hospitality organizations, are seeking new ways to boost revenue as travel has come to a halt over the last several months.
However, with people itching to get out of their houses and in search of an alternative workplace solution, the industry has new opportunities to take advantage of.