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Westin Hotels Offer New Workspace Concept
As the workforce continues to evolve and become more mobile, hotels are adapting their offerings and making small-meeting venues more readily available to their guests. Last September we told you about a new concept from Marriott called Workspring at Marriott, and now it looks like Westin Hotels is rolling out a similar offering to give business travelers more flexibility and better technology.
Westin piloted a program called Tangent at The Westin Boston Waterfront and The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel and will now roll the program out to 40 more hotels worldwide this year.
The new concept offers workers the ability to book space on demand and is available to both guests and local businesses. The space offers: media:scape by Steelcase technology; video conferencing at a four person seated workspace; televisions, printers, sound systems, Xbox 360 for games or DVDs; floor-to-ceiling white boards and fully stocked office supplies; wired and wireless internet for no additional fee; and flexible outlets.
“Tangent’s unique offering is really striking a chord with today’s mobile workforce and driving demand for more locations across our global portfolio,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels. “In our efforts to meet the needs of today’s mobile traveler, we are changing the way we do business to better customize the guest experience. While a hotel room or lobby is a place where you can do work, Tangent was specifically designed as a smart room and personalized work space that enhances productivity and can be booked on demand.”
Each Tangent space takes up just 260 square feet but includes communal, interactive and individual work zones.
We have a feeling that more hotels are going to be implementing similar workspace programs and spaces in the near future. It's a great way to give business travelers what they need and gain revenue from local businesses who may also use the space.