As remote work becomes an increasingly permanent part of the local business landscape, one local hotel is providing Ottawa residents with a workspace option between home and the office.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa East Orléans is adapting its services to become a touchdown workplace for employees looking for a change of scenery.
Guests can rent a room for the day, book a room for a night, or stay for several days depending on what they need, says hotel general manager Maria Doucet.
Whether you’re planning for a big presentation or need a clean, professional backdrop for an important interview, working from the hotel is the perfect solution, she adds. Remote workers can also feel confident that they are working in a space where hotel staff prioritize their safety by following all public health protocols.
Each room at the hotel is fully equipped with free high-speed internet as well as a spacious workstation, alleviating the stress of slow connections and background distractions we’ve become accustomed to during the pandemic.
The work-from-hotel option also comes with access to the building’s business centre for printing, copying and faxing.
“There’s different ways to look at hotel space,” says Doucet. “It doesn’t just have to be for vacationing. It’s a great place for people to work from because it offers that peace and quiet many of us are searching for.”
Guests can also book a larger 10-person conference room to collaborate with team members, giving businesses a professional place to host meetings when the office isn’t an option.
Explore your own city
For those in need of rest and relaxation, the hotel is also catering to local staycationers.
With the pandemic forcing many Ottawans to cancel or postpone their travel plans, the hotel is encouraging residents to get out of the house and explore their own city.
“It’s easy to stick to your community and never venture out to other areas, but now is the time to do it,” says Doucet. “I don’t think people realize that there’s so many little things you can do at this end of the city.”
Situated just minutes from Place D’Orléans Mall, the Shenkman Arts Centre and Petrie Island Park – where residents can walk along the beachfront and explore hiking trails – the hotel is surrounded by the perfect balance of urban and rural amenities.
And with more than 100 rooms, an on-site pool and gym, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa East Orléans offers an environment for guests to de-stress and recharge.
“A lot of people are stuck at home with a full house,” says Doucet. “We’ve seen moms and dads book in for a night to simply watch TV, enjoy a nice meal and unwind.”
Book your stay today
Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to work or a fun weekend getaway, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa East Orléans can help.
Call or email the hotel today to find out more about its services.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa East Orléans