More than 200 Accor hotels in the UK, from ibis through to Fairmont, are offering home-working Brits an escape from the juggle of home working and the distractions of home life with the launch of Hotel Office.
Changing WFH from working from home to working from hotels allows home workers across Britain to escape their makeshift home office for a guestroom with a comfortable desk and chair, high-speed WiFi, access to hotel facilities, and that all important thinking space that so many Brits are missing.
A survey of 2,000 British office workers, currently working from home, revealed that 22% believe their productivity is down due to distractions in the home. If workers have a big document to write, a virtual conference to attend, or would just like a change of scenery, book a Hotel Office experience at one of these ten properties. Guests booking a Hotel Office package will have access, subject to availability in participating hotels, to onsite bars, restaurants and wellbeing rooms, in addition to all in-room amenities.
James Wheatcroft, VP Marketing Accor Northern Europe, said: “With millions of people adapting to new ways of working we have been inspired to support this trend by offering a unique office experience, blending the need for quiet dedicated working spaces with all the convenience and amenities of a hotel. The Hotel Office is the home office only better, it ensures people can optimise their remote working experience, offering a professional workspace with room to relax in privacy.”
Accor recommends its top ten hotels across the country to work from below:
Mercure London Bridge – London’s flagship hotel
Come and work from Mercure’s flagship property in London, situated close to Borough Market’s amazing restaurants and food stalls. When you book one of the 144 spacious bedrooms you can take a trip to the big apple for lunch at Marco’s New York Italian, before ending the day with a well-deserved drink in The Lounge Bar. Rates from £72.
ibis Birmingham Bordesley Circus Hotel – Instagrammable interiors
For workers looking for a vibrant place to work, this is an ideal location. With free parking, 24-hour snack service, and Instagram worthy bedroom interiors, colleagues will have video call envy. Rates from £38.
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel – For art-lovers
Add some grandeur to your working day when you work from this historic Grade II hotel. Blending traditional features with distinctive, modern interiors, the hotel features over 500 pieces of commissioned street art. When your day is done, stretch your legs and visit the nearby famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Rates from £57.
Novotel Leicester – Easy convenience
Make every moment matter when you work from Novotel Leicester. Ideally located located within walking distance of the city in the newly regenerated Waterfront area, this is the perfect base for those looking to drive themselves to a new, alternative remote working location. With a state-of-the-art gym, free onsite parking and a restaurant serving a variety of international favourite dishes, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day. Rates can be requested directly from the hotel.
Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa – Be Lord or Lady of the manor
Treat yourself to a day working at this beautiful 18th century Manor House with 15-acres of stunning landscaped grounds and an ornamental lake. Take regular strolls through the gardens for inspiration, before resting your weary body in the hotel’s jacuzzi or indoor heated swimming pool. Rates from £76.
Novotel Manchester Centre– Covid-secure in the heart of town
This wonderful property is open and ready to welcome homeworkers for a fruitful day of business. The stylish hotel offers a light and airy environment, for those looking to switch-up their surroundings. A delicious meal from onsite eXchange Bar and kitchen can be ordered to the room so if you get in the groove, you don’t have to break concentration. Rates from £45
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel – Work in a historic city
Situated in the heart of the historic university city of Oxford, this beautiful 17th-century coaching-inn gives you the incentive to power down the laptop on time. After working hard in one of the spacious guestrooms, workers can go and discover Oxford’s most iconic landmarks. Rates from £72
ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Mix work with sightseeing
Working remotely from the ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile places you in the heart of Scotland’s capital. With its famous parks and landmarks on the hotel’s doorstep, this is a great place to blend work with sightseeing. Rates from £38.
Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel – Exercise your mind and body
Start or end your day with a relaxing stroll along Princess street Gardens, just a short walk from Novotel Edinburgh Centre hotel. Once a worker has exercised their brain, if they wish to exercise their body the hotel’s pool is available and open to Hotel Office guests. Rates from £60
Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel – Peace among the city
Head to this grand Victorian hotel, overlooking Union Terrace Gardens, for a peaceful setting for maximum concentration. Tall ceilings, light-filled rooms, and original features have been enhanced by a modern décor to create a space conducive for working or resting. Rates from £38.
The Hotel Office is the home office only better – no distractions, clean ALLSAFE approved surroundings, room service and hotel amenities plus complete flexibility to book whenever there’s the need, even at an hour’s notice. With a range of Accor hotels and brands offering Hotel Offices there are options from as little as £35 per day.
Professionals booking a Hotel Office have reassurance of Accor ALLSAFE, a global cleanliness and prevention protocol in partnership with Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification. ALLSAFE demands incredibly rigorous hygiene measures are implemented, with each hotel participating in the scheme subject to independent audit. In addition, guests can now access free telemedicine consultations, via the expert medical solutions of AXA Partners.
To book a Hotel Office please visit: all.accor.com