SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotels are not just for overnight stays; collectively, they are the fastest growing on-demand office space in the U.S. LiquidSpace, the leading online marketplace for finding and booking flexible office and meeting space, shared today that the supply of hotel workspaces on LiquidSpace has grown 1060% in the past year and now makes up one third of all the flexible workspace across the U.S. available on the platform.
"Hotels are becoming the equivalent of the world's largest office building," said Mark Gilbreath, founder and CEO of LiquidSpace. "What's really interesting is that we're seeing hotels not just offer up their existing, under-utilized meeting rooms, we're actually seeing them reconfigure other areas of their properties to create additional workspaces that meet the demands of a growing mobile workforce. Coworking lounges, a private office staged poolside, workspace on roof decks – these are just a few examples of the new range of hotel workspace options offering all of the professional amenities one needs to be productive."
LiquidSpace marketplace connects hotels and mobile professionals
Mobile professionals are already working in hotel rooms and lobbies everywhere but need reservable workspace where they can conduct their business meetings, conference calls and on-the-go work sessions. LiquidSpace, in partnership with more than 30 hotel brands, offers a convenient and reliable marketplace allowing mobile professionals to quickly secure high-quality workspaces when and where they need it.
More than 16,000 corporations of all sizes – from large consulting firms to small law practices and entrepreneurs – use LiquidSpace to book workspace. Availability is shown in real-time, and space can be booked by the hour or day. Pictures, ratings, amenity details, and pricing information help professionals quickly decide which space is right for them. Reservations are completed online or via LiquidSpace's mobile app in a matter of minutes – only a credit card is needed.
Hotels offer enviable locations and a range of unique workspaces
"Our innovative Workspace on Demand program, powered by LiquidSpace, offers mobile workers spaces in over 430 hotels, making it easy for business professionals to book and use our properties as on-demand offices across the country," said Glen Harvell, VP, Strategic Solutions & Business Development, Marriott. "With our renovated lobbies and public spaces, we are inviting guests and people working and living nearby to connect, meet and get work done."
A few examples of unique, beyond-the-boardroom, hotel workspaces available through LiquidSpace include:
- At the intersection of the Miami Arts and Design Districts, the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay outfitted a private room in its popular Catch restaurant with a boardroom table for up to 14 people overlooking the marina. The room runs $74.90/hour and includes WiFi and a large TV/monitor.
- Just minutes from The White House, the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel offers a private meeting room with WiFi and views down Connecticut Avenue for $35/hour.
- The Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Midtown East recently redesigned its 12th floor, creating two coworking spaces. A seat at one of the communal tables runs $25/hour.
- Media pods, available at many Marriott properties, including the Courtyard Newark Downtown, offer a semi-private meeting space for four with WiFi, outlets and the best price tag in town: free.
Founded in 2010, LiquidSpace is a real-time marketplace that enables anyone to find and book a space to work or meet by the hour or day. The platform uses marketplace technology to dynamically match mobile workers with professional work and meeting spaces – in real time via web or mobile app. Through LiquidSpace, workers can find professional venues to meet and work, real estate owners can drive the utilization of their properties and enterprises can manage and measure the economic efficiency of their asset portfolios. LiquidSpace offers more than 5,000 vetted, reviewed workspaces in more than 500 cities across the U.S. and Australia.