How about a 'workcation'?

WFH is no longer limited to working from home! Hotels around the world are opening up their rooms and public spaces for working professionals to help cushion the blow from the shortage of guests due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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According to an article by global real estate consultancy firm JLL (UK) in the Netherlands, a wide range of hotel rooms are available through one website, “For The Home Workers” featuring hotels from Holiday Inn Express to Novotel and DoubleTree by Hilton.

In Amsterdam, rates range from €25 (RM121) to €85 per day or around €300 per month.

As for the UK, some 250 hotels across Accor’s brands (Novotel, Ibis, Mercure and more) offer remote working packages, the article mentions.

Work-from-hotel packages offer a room or public space within allocated hours for day use only. Typically, guests enjoy complimentary high-speed internet, coffee and tea, plus parking as part of the package. Other additional perks may include discounts on hotel stays, dining and other ancillary services provided by the hotel.

All these for a fraction of the price of a night’s stay. So if you are bored of working from home or want a change of scenery, embark on your next “workcation” with these enticing packages offered by several hotels in the Klang Valley.

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

RM49 net • Work from 7am to 10pm


•             One meal (lunch/dinner)

•             Free-flow coffee and tea

•             Complimentary Wi-Fi

•             Complimentary parking

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

From RM285

Work from 8am to 6pm 


•             Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

•             Access to printing facilities and fitness centres

•             RM70 dining credit

Sunway Pyramid Hotel

RM150 net

Work from 9am to 6pm


•             Free Wi-Fi

•             One packed lunch delivered directly to your room

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

From RM190

Work for any 9 hours from 8am to 8pm


•             20% off on F&B orders and meeting rooms

•             Access to Health Club & Spa (7am - 8pm)

•             Complimentary parking

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

From RM190

Work from 8am to 8pm

(or work from hotel lounge from 10am to 7pm at RM59 net)


•             Set lunch for the RM220 superior room package

•             Bento set lunch for the lounge package

New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

From RM160

Work from 8am to 6pm


•             Chef’s Choice lunch set meal at lobby lounge (or served in room)

•             Unlimited high-speed internet

•             In-room coffee or tea

•             Complimentary parking

•             Complimentary access to the fitness centre

•             20% off on F&B (not inclusive of alcoholic beverages)

Impiana Hotel KLCC

RM28 net

Work from weekdays 10am to 4pm at lobby level


•             Welcome drink

•             RM14 meal credit

•             Basic writing material

•             Free-flow coffee and tea

•             Free parking

•             Complimentary Wi-Fi

•             Free printing

OYO Malaysia

From RM19

Sanitised stays at various locations nationwide

(No other information was available)

This story first appeared in the e-Pub on Nov 6, 2020. You can access back issues here.

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