Since the spread of COVID-19, the travel industry has been forced to completely change normal procedures in order to accommodate new social distancing provisions. Due to new travel restrictions, many within the industry are looking for new ways to attract customers and genearte revenue until regular leisure travel resumes. One way many hotels are doing this is by providing a space for remote workers so they can work on the go.
The viral outbreak has caused many corporations to change over to a work-from-home system, leaving many tirelessly cramped in their homes for long periods times. Countries like Bermuda and Barbados have begun to launch new digital nomad residency to allow travelers the option of living and working remotely on the island for up to a year.
Other travelers are opting to travel and bring their work with them on their short vacation due to the change and many hotels and resorts are creating new packages to attract this new crop of digital workers. In countries like Mexico, where Americans can still freely travel amid the global public health crisis, resorts such as the JW Marriott Cancun are offering beach “work stations,” modifying typical beach cabanas to accommodate remote workers.
Stateside, hotels like the Hyatt Centric Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., are now offering local residents day-passes and packages for private workspace and special amenities from after-work cocktails to private lunches to accommodate remote workers looking for work outside of the homes for a change of scenery.
Luxury establishments like The London West Hollywood are even offering monthly packages to convert hotel rooms into remote working spaces where guests can even enjoy a customized menu from the head chef specially for those working from home.