Living and working as a digital nomad is no longer a dream among new workers in the workforce; it has become a reality. These days, all a full-time employee needs to work is a computer and a decent WiFi connection. Hotels began to take notice of this growing trend by adjusting future property designs to cater to this new generation of workers.
One such brand to capitalize on this trend is Hoxton. Touted as an open-house hotel, Hoxton has properties in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Portland and New York, with a Chicago property coming soon. Walk into a Hoxton and you won’t feel the stale drab of a standard hotel lobby; instead, the lobbies are full of young professionals typing away on keyboards and mingling with likeminded guests. Hoxton plans to build on this already buzzing activity by opening spaces in future accommodations designated just for coworking, allowing travelers to get business done while on the road and without having to leave the property or cram into a drab business center.
Another brand to take this trend and run with it is Eaton. The hotel chain opened its own coworking membership club at its Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong locations where guests can reserve private, shared or communal workspaces to foster great ideas and collaboration, all with a mission for social good.
Other companies making similar moves in the industry include Marriott’s Moxy and CitizenM, both of which invite locals as well as visitors to mingle in shared spaces and pull up a chair for productive conversation.
Travel pros need an app like PackPoint. It’s an intelligent app packer that is way more than just a place to jot down supplies needed. This app is a huge step up for those that rely on their memory or pen and paper to help them remember everything to pack. It happens all the time when someone believes they packed enough, but it turns out they’re missing a few items and it’s almost always something that is impossible to go without. This app will help travelers cut down on their forgetfulness and aid in making a trip stress free.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
You’ve seen the signs at the airport and watched with envy as other travelers sped through security and/or passport control, but what exactly are these programs so many travelers use to breeze in and out of airports, and how do they differ?
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.