Tired of working from home? From as low as RM19, Malaysian hotels come up with Work from Hotel packages

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Swap your humble abode and work from a hotel for a change in scenery during the CMCO. —Picture from Instagram/Ormond Hotels
Swap your humble abode and work from a hotel for a change in scenery during the CMCO. —Picture from Instagram/Ormond Hotels

PETALING JAYA, Oct 26 — With occupancy rates plummeting due to Covid-19, hotels in Malaysia are resorting to new ways to make use of their properties during the pandemic.

Several hotel chains across the country have introduced their Work from Hotel package, allowing those who are tired of working from home a refreshing change.

And let’s face it, working from home may not suit everyone.

The deals cost a fraction of a night’s stay with discounts on food and beverages with some even offering guests free flow coffee.

At only RM30 a day, Work from Hotel package at The Chow Kit lets you check-in from 9am to 7pm and includes unlimited barista coffee.

In Sarawak, the Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching is inviting guests to make use of its hotel lobby workspace area that comes with free flow coffee, tea or soft drink as well as complimentary parking for RM30 nett per person.

Hospitality chain Oyo which manages budget hotels have rooms available for work purposes as low as RM19.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur’s Work from Hotel in the Heart of KL offer includes access to either the Executive Room, Horizon Club Room or Executive Suite from 8am to 8pm, access to the health club and spa, complimentary parking and 20 per cent off food and beverages.

The rates for the luxury experience are much higher, starting from RM190.

Also on the luxe side is boutique hotel The RuMa Hotel and Residences which offers guests high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices, complimentary minibar, casting and HDMI connectivity on in-room TV for video conferencing or virtual meetings, free parking and secretarial services at RM248 for four hours.

Not keen to drive into the city?

New World Petaling Jaya promises a functional workspace and hassle-free working experience.

Over in Melaka, Hatten Hotel Melaka even serves guests food at their doorstep to maximise productivity.

At RM68 per day for Premier Lounge usage, the package includes a free set lunch or dinner, free flow drinks, including coffee, tea and soft drinks for more than 10 hours, from 9am to 8pm.

You can also choose to top up RM150 for an overnight stay.

At RM85 nett per person, The Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur’s package has free WiFi, free parking, free flow coffee and tea as well as complimentary usage of the hotel’s facilities.

Folks in Kuantan can check out the Grand Darulmakmur Hotel’s package for that much-needed work privacy at RM99.

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