Working from home is all fun and games till you inevitably grow tired of its confinement. Covid-19 has thus brought new meaning to the phrase ‘don’t mix business with pleasure’, as the safe spaces of our home now accommodate the weight of a career, with little-to-no room for the necessary moments of relaxation and escape. Despite the inevitability of daily labour being a means for survival, perhaps a change of scenery may do us some good. Dubbed a ‘workation’, an increasing number of employed individuals now seek asylum in lavish hotel apartments.
Perhaps our biggest obstacle whilst working from home is finding a quiet space to spur our creativity and facilitate our undivided attention. Offering an array of private suites, Rosewood London promotes an unparalleled degree of seclusion and privacy, amidst the chaos of daily life. Its Manor House Suite, specifically showcases designated areas for work and play, with palatial bed-and-living spaces, a personal library, alongside a private. As the suite in the world to have its own postcode, the Manor House is worth an estimated $14K per night, and is upgradable, extending to create a grand seven-bedroom Grand Manor House wing – ideal for those who seek a balance between social interaction and isolation.
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Revered as Mexico’s number 1 luxury resort, Grand Velas Los Cabos aims to provide city folk much-needed change of pace. Boasting immaculate views of the Mexican shore from the comfort of private suites, the resort offers a multitude of amenities such as, a private office, pool and beach area, alongside private dining areas and relaxing spa treatments. This resort is perfect for guests who not only seek business and entertainment, but long-term accommodation ranging anywhere from 10 nights through the Family Time long-stay program, up to 14 nights through the Moments for Two package.
ARIA Las Vegas
Set in a complex of sleek buildings, this plush casino resort on The Strip is 2 miles from McCarran International Airport and 15 miles from Shadow Creek Golf Course. Housing a wide variety of refined rooms, which showcase views of the Strip, floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and lavish suites complete with VIP access to private lounges and complimentary airport transfers – ARIA Las Vegas presents three home-away-from-home office packages, tailored to suit the most discerning of working travellers.
For the price of $281 a night with a five-night minimum stay, ARIA offers guests a personal executive assistant, capable of handling miscellaneous admin tasks such as booking reservations, and organizing schedules. Fully upgradable, these packages may include a complimentary poolside massage, cabana rental, and ‘Hop-On airfare’ allowing you to skip the lines and mitigate the notoriously stressful airport experience.
One&Only Reethi Rah
‘Tranquil’ and ‘high-end’ are the words that come to mind when one says One&Only Reethi Rah. Situated on a secluded island in the Laccadive Sea, a 75-minute boat ride from the capital, Malé, this resort features an array of luxurious, thatched villas fully furnished with flat-screen TVs, outdoor showers, and terraces that’ll lead you directly to the beach.
Starting at $42,600 for two guests, One&Only Reethi Rah’s ‘Stay a While Longer’ package spans a period of 28-days, with a customised schedule that accommodates both work and play. Offering high-speed WiFi and ample space, guests can rest assured knowing the jam-packed KidsOnly calendar will keep the little ones preoccupied long enough to ensure work commitments are never missed and the flow is never interrupted.
Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Standing proud in a former post office built in 1928, this upscale hotel overlooking the Singapore River now offers 12-hour room rentals with flexible check-ins ranging anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Showcasing a variety of posh rooms complete with free Wi-Fi, loaner smartphones, flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea and coffeemaking facilities, living rooms and in some cases, a private balcony – the “Work from Fullerton” promotion is now available for an estimated price of USD$150 per day/night.
Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa
Engulfed in vineyards, the Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa is not one to be overlooked. This quaint hotel residency which lies an estimated 7.1 km from the market town of Épernay and 21.2 km from the city of Reims, promises a revitalizing sense of escapism and productivity. With expansive suites and panoramic views of the charming French countryside, the Royal Champagne offers a corporate room hire available at preferential rates, access to an extensive fitness suite, room service for working lunches, and daily itinerary which encourage guests to wind-down after a long day’s grind. Starting at $504/night with a minimum stay of three nights, these itineraries include local excursions, spa treatments, and a bottle of complimentary wine accompanied by a selection of local cheeses.
Caldera House, Jackson Hole
Set in a contemporary chalet-style building in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Caldera House is home to eight sophisticated, rustic-chic suites, each of which featuring 2 or 4 bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining areas, as well as balconies or patios with mountain views, Wi-Fi access, smart TVs and washer/dryers, plus fireplaces and heated bathroom floors. With upgradeable amenities such as, whirlpool tubs and fire pits, the Caldera house guarantees a tranquil working environment for the price of $2,000 a night.