Faced with low demand for its hotel rooms over the summer, Accor has launched a Hotel Office concept allowing workers to make daytime bookings and use the rooms for work.
The offer is available at 250 hotels across the UK and a further 70 across Europe, with more expected to be added in Europe in coming weeks.
The Hotel Office service allows users to book for a single day or select a five-day package. Accor says that booking rates typically offer a discount on the average overnight rate for the establishment where they are located. Bookings also earn points in the hotel chain’s loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless.
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.”