Holiday happy – how to make your office feel more like a hotel

Photo by Li Yang on unsplash.com two grey sofas near an indoor pool in a hotel

Hotelification of the office space is a hot topic at the moment. Hotelification as defined by the CBRE back in 2020 means creating a welcoming, comfortable, and efficient workspace with carefully managed amenities and experiences.

As we enter the summer holiday period it feels like half the workforce has escaped on a well earned break. Here are some ideas to inject a little of that hotel vibe into the office to boost team morale and productivity.

Welcoming Reception

A defined reception area sets the tone for the office, marking a clear transition from the outside world into the workspace. Even if the reception is unmanned and can’t offer a face to face welcome, it can be inviting. Clear information about who is in-office and where to find various departments not only aids visitors, but also helps team members navigate the office more easily.

Visitor Management System from Go Bright

Dining Room

A designated dining area away from workstations has to be on the wish list for a hotel-like feel, where employees can enjoy their meals without the distraction of work. If there is no space, an alternative is a grab-and-go tea station or kitchen area that is conveniently located but doesn’t disturb those working. This can become a hub for spontaneous conversations and connections with colleagues from different departments.

Kitchen area installed at FutureWorx by Wellbeing Group

Solo Traveller

Some individuals prefer a quiet space for focused work, in designated areas where they can concentrate without interruptions. Quiet zones specifically for solo use allow team members to get away from it all, recharge and focus. While privacy is key, ensure there are still opportunities for employees to collaborate when needed.

Female office worker on her mobile phone working at a whiteboard desk with laptop and mobile storage wall behind

Lounge Area

Incorporate a lounge area with relaxed seating to mimic the comfort of a hotel lobby. This space should invite relaxation and informal meetings. Offer comfortable seating and low tables, and encourage employees to enjoy snacks and drinks in this area to create a casual atmosphere.

Casual meeting area with low seating and mobile whiteboard

Conference Facilities

Every office needs dedicated spaces that offer a professional environment for important discussions. Ensure that your meeting rooms have flexible setups and layouts to accommodate various types of meetings, from boardroom-style discussions to collaborative workshops.

Install plug-and-play video conferencing equipment for virtual meetings that is user-friendly, allowing quick setup and minimal disruptions. Meeting room booking technology streamlines the scheduling process, maximising the productive time spent in office.

ThinkingWall Collaboration Space 2

By integrating these elements into your office design, you can create a space that feels more like a welcoming hotel than a traditional workplace. Embrace the summer vibes and transform your office into a haven of comfort and creativity!

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