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With offices remaining closed due to Covid-19, reinvent your approach to homeworking with a much-needed workation.
By Kim Ayling | September 24 2020
With Covid-19 threatening the end of the office, professionals across the US have retreated to their home workplaces. However, while working amongst your home comforts has its novel joy, there comes a time when a change of scenery is needed. Introducing: the workation.
Allowing you to transport your home office to the world’s most lavish destinations, workations provide the ultimate solution to dreaded burnout. Exclusive hotels across the globe have tapped into this ever-growing trend of combining work with vacation, adapting their offerings to suit. We round up the best luxury workation destinations on the market to suit the most elite of travelers.
For guests seeking seclusion and isolation within the heart of one of the world’s business capitals, look no further than the Rosewood London’s selection of private suites. Included in the Rosewood’s luxury workation offering is the expansive Manor House Suite, where alongside a stunning bedroom and living space, guests can enjoy their own personal library, and private entrance, preventing the need for any interaction with other guests.
For those hoping to bring the family on their next workation trip, the Manor House Suite can be combined with adjacent rooms to create the grand seven-bedroom Grand Manor House wing, making the perfect home away from home. Still not convinced that the Rosewood offers enough privacy? The Grand Manor House is the only suite in the world to have its own postcode.
Prices for the Manor House Suite start at $14,000 per night.
Recently named Mexico’s No. 1 luxury resort, Grand Velas Los Cabos is guaranteed to provide a lavish home working retreat. With stunning views across the Mexican shore and expansive private suites, guests can enjoy the ultimate combination of business and pleasure.
Amenities such as a private office, pool and beach area are all included in Grand Velas Los Cabos’s long-stay offerings, guaranteeing guests the height of seclusion, with additional perks such as private dining areas and relaxing spa treatments also available. Those hoping to turn their workation into a family trip can opt for the Family Time long-stay program (minimum stay 10 nights), whilst couples looking for a secluded break can choose the Moments for Two package (minimum stay 14 nights).
The Brazilian Court Hotel’s new long-stay ‘Key to Paradise’ package invites guests to make the iconic Palm Beach hotel home for anywhere from one month to six. With one, two and three-bed suites available, all with discreet separate entrances to ensure social distancing, there is room for the entire family to enjoy a Covid-19 friendly break.
In addition to the luxurious suites, guests can make use of the ‘Work from Paradise’ at The Pavillion – the hotel’s state-of-the-art co-working facilities. With high-speed Wi-Fi, partition pods for privacy and safety and boardroom hire available, The Pavillion ensures that guests can keep up with day-to-day business without interruption.
‘Key to Paradise’ package from $17,000, dependant on room and length of stay.
Presenting three home-away-from-home office packages, the ARIA Las Vegas has tailored its offerings to suit the most discerning of working travelers. Each package includes an Executive Assistant, who will be on hand to ensure your valuable time is dedicated to work – not tiresome admin. Your assistant can be tasked with booking reservations, organizing your much need breaks and more.
As the superior of the three ‘Viva Las Office’ options, in addition to standard perks, The Executive package also includes a Hop-On airfare allowing you to skip the lines and mitigate the notoriously stressful airport experience. Executive level guests can also enjoy a complimentary poolside massage and cabana rental, ensuring that your trip isn’t all work and no play.
Executive packages start at $281 per night, with a five-night minimum stay.
For families seeking a much-needed change of scenery look no further than Montage Deer Valley, whose remote location makes for the perfect socially distanced workation destination.
An ideal getaway for busy parents with a heavy workload, suites at Montage Deer Valley offer ample room to create a relaxed working environment. The recent launch of Montage Academy, an expertly tailored educational program, will also ensure that the kids are kept occupied and fulfilled during your trip. Upon check-in, guests will also receive a month-long membership to One Medical, creating essential peace of mind about your personal wellbeing.
Suites at Montage Deer Valley start at $785 per night, Montage Academy at $175 per day or $725 per week.
The Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa has adapted its previous vacation offerings to cater for those hoping to transport their home offices, allowing guests to revitalize their workspace. The Royal Champagne’s workation packages feature expansive suites overlooking the heart of the French countryside, use of the extensive fitness suite and room service working lunches, with corporate room hire available at a preferential rate.
Royal Champagne has also taken the liberty of outlining a daily itinerary, which includes local excursions and spa treatments to help guests wind down as well as work hard. Of course, a trip to Champagne is not complete without a glass of the regions’ famous tipple. Relax after a busy working day with a glass of Dom Pérignon on your own private balcony, accompanied by a selection of local cheeses.
Prices start at $504 per night, with a minimum stay of three nights.
Offering just eight boutique suites within stunning alpine surroundings, Caldera House provides the epitome of luxury social distancing. Tasteful and unfussy décor throughout guarantees a tranquil working environment, with remote settings ensuring no disruption while you get to business.
Each suite boasts a full kitchen that can be pre-stocked before arrival for minimal stress, elegant dining rooms, luxurious soaking tubs and a home theater, promising a relaxed workation experience. With 24-hour access to a fitness studio and spa facilities, Caldera House guests can wind down in style after a hard days’ work, with private in-room treatments also available.
Private suites start at $2,000 per night.
Combining the luxury of the St. Regis Aspen’s rooms with the necessity of a formal office space, the brand-new ‘Alpine Office Annex’ package leaves no detail behind. This exclusive package comes complete with a dedicated Zoom stylist to assist with hair, make up and wardrobe, enhanced lighting and a variety of necessary tech to ensure all virtual meetings run smoothly.
Aside from the necessary amenities to ensure a productive workday, guests can also enjoy the expected luxury that comes with any trip to St. Regis Aspen. Expect stunning views of the Colorado Mountains, unrivaled outdoor activities and exquisite meals at the on-site fine-dining restaurants.
Suites start at $1090 per night.
With breathtaking views over Paris, Hôtel de Crillon ensures that guests can witness the beauty of the city of love without having to leave the safety of their hotel. The Grands Appartments designed by Karl Lagerfeld makes up Hôtel de Crillon’s most coveted signature suite, with bespoke furnishings providing the peak of comfort and style – perfect for your next workation retreat.
Those looking for the pinnacle of privacy can opt to combine three of the hotel’s luxurious suites to create Les Ateliers d’Artistes, which makes up a whole secluded floor with three separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Of course, all of Hotel de Crillon’s workation offerings include reliable, high-speed internet ensuring business as usual for all guests.
Prices for signature suites start at $3,250 per night.
Dreaming of swapping your desk for the beach? With One&Only Reethi Rah’s new ‘Stay a While Longer’ package, you can. Guests partaking in this exclusive package can stay in the ultra-luxe villa-only resort for 28-days or more, allowing them to call The Maldives home for weeks on end.
During the week, make use of the jam-packed KidsOnly calendar, allowing for much-needed peace and quiet to focus on work. At the weekend, book a family excursion to witness the stunning crystal waters and white islands of the Indian Ocean. Each villa offers high-speed WiFi and ample space, ensuring that work commitments are never missed and the flow is never interrupted.
28-day packages start at $42,600 for two guests.
Catering for those professionals wishing to reinvent their offices, Beverly Hills Hotel is converting its spacious suites into fully-functioning workspaces for the first time ever. The ideal space to host virtual meetings, work with a small team face-to-face, or even just take a break from the distractions faced in a home office, Beverly Hills Hotel is transforming the way we work.
Available to book from 7am-7pm, each suite will include a dedicated IT concierge service, patio/balcony space, a large desk space complete with stationary, high-speed WiFi and complimentary refreshments.
Prices start at $895 for a deluxe room and $1,045 for a suite.