Upgrade your WFH experience with the new ‘working from hotel’ packages available at some of London’s top hotels. Here’s where to find some of the best…
Conrad London St James
Conrad London St. James, situated minutes from St James’s and Victoria underground stations, is ideally located to navigate the city. The hotel is currently offering a Work from Hotel package called The Perfect Address, which offers a luxurious, clean, quiet, socially distanced office with a high tech spec including high-speed internet access, Chromecast with 42-inch satellite HDTV, air-conditioning, a Nespresso Machine, free bicycle storage and use of the hotel’s private gym. Book from one hour up to one month. Rates for The Perfect Address start from £75 per hour or £150 per day, plus you can get 25% off an overnight stay.
22-28 Broadway, Westminster SW1H 0BH; conradhotels.com
Pullman London St Pancras
Pullman London St Pancras has plenty of private zoom zones and hybrid meeting spaces available for those looking to ‘Work from Hotel’. The property, which reopened on 28 August and is conveniently located near King’s Cross (super handy for those popping into London for the day for meetings, or locals desperate to get out of the house!). If you’re big into work-life balance, you can also sign up for the new Pullman Art Run, a 5km run route complete with playlist designed around a selection of the neighbourhood’s finest street-art, iconic statues and contemporary sculpture. It’s been created in collaboration with London’s most popular all-night art event, Art Night.
100-110 Euston Road, St Pancras NW1 2AJ; pullmanlondonstpancras.com
The Dorchester, Mayfair
The Dorchester reopened its doors on 4 September with a number of new experiences, including a seriously fancy Work from Hotel package that offers busy bees a private suite from 7am to 7pm, £100 spa and dining credit, an ‘On call’ IT concierge and working area with stationery and unlimited tea and coffee. The Working Away package comes with quite a price tag though, starting from £1,275, and it’s available on bookings made before 30 November 2020. Oh, and The Dorchester’s famed afternoon tea is back, so a strategically engineered 3pm meeting with a favourite client would be wise…
53 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1QA; dorchestercollection.com
‘Workcations’ at DayBreakHotels, various locations
The travel platform behind the ‘daycation’ trend is pioneering an innovative new working concept – the ‘workation’. DayBreakHotels’s Day Use policy allows people to book rooms at some of the UK’s top hotels for a few hours or the whole day for up to 75% less than the cost of an overnight stay. Simply search for your chosen location, choose which facilities you want to include (such as a gym or spa access) and select a date. The rooms are available between 8am and 8pm and can be booked for one, five or 15 consecutive days at a time. Prices start from £44 a day at a three-star hotel rising to £80 a day for a five-star hotel. Participating London hotels include Henley House Hotel in Kensington, Tower Suites by blue Orchid in the City, Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo, The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, The Dixon Tower Bridge, The May Fair Hotel and the Mercure London Paddington.
Don’t fancy the commute? Stay!
If it’s the commute that’s putting you off heading back into London to work, YOTEL London, which first opened its doors in Clerkenwell on 1 August, is offering stays at its hotel for the price of an average return ticket to the capital from commuting hotspots. The Commuter Rate of £30 per night – based on the average price of a peak-time return ticket from the likes of Brighton (£28.20), St Albans (£21.90) and Maidstone (£41.10) – gets you one of the hotel’s 212 modern cabins complete with adjustable SmartBed, rain shower, Smart TV, multiple power and USB charging ports and free super-fast Wi-Fi. Available until 9 October 2020, subject to availability. See yotel.com