This Hotel’s New ‘Work From Anywhere’ Program Lets Remote Workers Try Out a New City

Planning a workcation in your dream city has never been easier.

By
Winona Dimeo-Ediger
On Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:42
Marriott Work From Anywhere Program

So, let’s say you’re one of the millions of people who suddenly and unexpectedly became a full-time remote worker earlier this year. 

Let’s say you’re also one of the millions of people who is pondering a move to a new city — somewhere cheaper, less crowded, with more space — but not sure how to go about it. 

A creative solution from Marriott Bonvoy is giving people the opportunity to take advantage of their newfound freedom to work anywhere, and it’s the perfect way to go check out a new place without even taking any PTO. 

Marriott Bonvoy's Work Anywhere program offers remote workers a few different options to utilize their hotels as offices and/or home bases to experience a new place. The program's "Stay Pass" offers early check-ins and late check-outs and is designed to combine the best parts of a hotel stay with the ideal conditions to be productive and get work done in new surroundings, including:

  • Fast and reliable Wi-Fi and technology
  • Clean and disinfected places to work
  • Ample desk space with a comfortable chair and plenty of nearby electrical outlets
  • Modern space with a view and natural light
  • Peace and quiet with no distractions
  • A $10 food and beverage credit 
  • Access to hotel perks like the gym and pool

Available at nearly 2,000 hotels worldwide, the "Stay Pass" can be used to work remotely in a new city you're curious about, or you can book a staycation in your own city to get out of your home office (read: dining room table) and away from the many distractions so many of us are dealing with working from home. 

Been thinking about relocating but aren't sure where you want to land? Check out Livability's Top 100 Best Places to Live: these 100 small to mid-size cities are affordable, safe, welcoming and bursting with opportunity. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Winona Dimeo-Ediger is the editor in chief of Livability.com. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Country Living, National Geographic and NPR.