Adjustments for the New Type of Traveler
Hotels Are Curating Spaces for the Remote Workers
By Sergio Bocci General Manager, Hilton Anaheim | November 2023
In the not-so-distant past, the word "office" conjured images of cubicles, fluorescent lighting, and the relentless hum of office machinery.
However, the tides have shifted, and the traditional workplace is no longer confined to brick-and-mortar spaces.
The rise of workplace flexibility has prompted a revolution in how and where work happens, and Hilton Anaheim continues to embrace this trend. Hotels, long hailed as temporary abodes for travelers, have now become dynamic hubs for remote employees and as the workforce of the 21st century seeks greater flexibility and work-life integration, hotels are adapting to cater to this changing landscape.
Only a few years ago, the idea of working from a hotel room might have seemed like a fantasy-a dream far from reality. But now guests are utilizing the flexibility to travel while they work; all-the-while, parents traveling with their kids are able to stay connected to the office while on-the-go, and this has truly transformed the landscape for hotels across the world. The seismic shift over the last few years has turned that dream into a tangible, everyday occurrence. Hotels, once reserved for leisure and travel, are now adapting to cater to a growing army of work-from-home employees while they're on the go.
Now, to remain relevant, amenities and accommodations that support this work-from-anywhere lifestyle are paramount to attracting these guests and becoming an attractive destination for workers on the go! Connectivity across guest rooms, lobby, by the pool and throughout the hotel campus is now a necessity for guests working on the go.
To make this new age of working on-the-go successful, Hilton Anaheim property in Anaheim, California has adjusted their accommodations to travelers needing private spaces to work, make calls, participate in video conferences and charge their devices. Hotels have needed to add remote workers to their list of types of guests and make the necessary additions to appeal to those types of travelers. Lobbies are being transformed, restaurants are adding in spaces for community engagement and networking, and food & beverage offerings are shifting to cater to those working from the hotel.