The pandemic has changed the way many of us work — and for those who can do so remotely, being able to do it at the beach is, well, even more alluring.
Following recent launches of work-from-home programs by destinations like Bermuda and Barbados, a major hotel company has launched a version of its own.
It’s called “Work & Learn from Paradise,” and it’s the brainchild of all-inclusive giant Playa Hotels and Resorts, which is offering the program for guests who stay at least 14 nights at one of a selection of properties in Punta Cana, Cancun and Jamaica.
Participating properties include Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall as well as adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Sanctuary Cap Cana.
“More and more consumers are embracing the freedom and mobility of working remotely and online learning,” explained Kevin Froemming, Playa Hotels & Resorts’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “So, our goal was simple. Provide working adults with a productive space framed in breathtaking scenery and a relaxing escape from everyday household chores and demands.”
The core of the program is an extended, upgraded stay with reduced rates; it also includes dedicated, shared office space with high-speed Wi-Fi; complimentary laundry services; on-site IT support; three personal training sessions per week; two spa treatments per week; private cabana access on Saturday and Sundays; personalized experiences and educational options for children; resort-specific perks ranging from childcare to daily power walks; and complimentary conversational Spanish classes in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work and distance learning has yielded unprecedented travel flexibility,” said Bruce Wardinski, Playa Hotels & Resorts’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This new option provides a much-needed escape for many while staying connected to their job or curriculum in a postcard setting and free of daily household chores,” he said. For working parents, combined adjoining rooms or spacious suites, daily kids’ activities and safe childcare services ease the challenge of working and overseeing distance learning.”
Of course, the entire program is at an all-inclusive — making it even more convenient.
“We understand that people are feeling the emotional toll of this new normal,” said Gregory Maliassas, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Playa Resorts Management. “We are pleased to provide a welcomed change of pace within our expansive luxury resorts where we can deliver an above and beyond work/life balance during an unprecedented time.”
For more, visit Work From Paradise.