Struggling Hotels Offer “Work from Hotel” Packages

Rydges has started offering "Work from Hotel" packages for those struggling to work productively from home
Rydges has started offering “Work from Hotel” packages for those struggling to work from home

Struggling hotels are now offering “work from hotel” day room packages to people struggling to work productively from home.

If you can’t get to your normal office, but you’re sick of working from home, this could be perfect for you! For as little as $59 per day, you’ll have your own private hotel room for an entire day of peace and quiet, helping you to work productively.

Rydges, Atura and QT Hotels are among the hotels offering the special packages in Australia and New Zealand. The “WFHotel at Rydges” package comes with the use of a hotel room, complete with a desk and chairs, from 7am to 7pm. It also includes free tea, coffee and high-speed wifi. A stocked minibar and room service dining is available for an additional charge.

The Rydges “work from hotel” package is available to book online until 30 July 2020, for stays at Australian and New Zealand properties until 30 September 2020. With the Rydges day room offer, Priority Guest Rewards members are not eligible for member discounts or points. But Priority Guest Rewards members will be eligible for a 20% discount on in-room dining.

The cost of a day room varies by hotel. At the Rydges Pit Lane Hotel in South Australia, for example, a room will set you back only $59 for the day. The WFHotel rate at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel costs $99 per day. (If you stay at this hotel, try to request a room facing the airport for plane spotting!)

Use the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel as an office for $99/day
Use the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel as an office for $99/day

Rydges began offering its “work from hotel” package last Monday. But the creative concept has already been pioneered by other hotels, such as the 5-star Hotel Realm in Canberra which has been offering day rooms since the start of April. Hotel Realm is charging $100 to work from one of their hotel rooms from 8am until 6pm, including free wifi, tea & coffee, and parking. Guests can choose to extend their stay to overnight for an extra $50.

It’s great to see hotels getting creative at a time of record low tourism numbers, by offering a service that may actually be very attractive to some people that are fed up with working from home every day.

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