Scandic launches largest coworking space network in the Nordics
The Nordic region’s largest hotel operator, Scandic, has unveiled a new coworking concept spanning approximately 270 locations across Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark – as well as Germany and Poland.
The new initiative provides an alternative place for members of the public to work away from the office or home. We take a closer look at Scandic’s innovative offering.
Responding to the rise in remote working
As the need for permanent offices decreases, the Nordic region is witnessing an increased focus on coworking. On top of this surge in individuals working remotely, companies both large and small are seeking greater flexibility from their teams and operations.
“People are looking for more modern working solutions and we’re seeing a growing demand for workspaces closer to home or on the go from guests and corporate clients,” said Jens Mathiesen, president and CEO at Scandic Hotels. “With our 270 hotels in six markets, we can offer flexible, inspiring and cost-saving workspaces, regardless of where you’re based.”
Simple and flexible coworking space
Through this new concept, Scandic offers a working environment with comfortable seating, wifi, refreshments and access to quiet areas, along with a range of other business services such as front-desk service, a print-and-copy service, and discounts in the hotel company’s restaurants and shops. Simplicity and competitive pricing are a focus here, with rates set at €19 per day, €79 per week and €199 per month – and there are no subscriptions or notice periods either.
These coworking spaces are intended to offer a simple, accessible and cost-efficient place for workers to do business at any of Scandic’s 270 locations. A variety of solutions, from lounge seating to private workspaces in hotel rooms, will be adapted to suit user needs, and made available for drop-in guests as well as companies.
“Guests have been working from our hotel lobbies for many years and have appreciated the dynamic and creative environment that Scandic has to offer,” said Mathiesen. “Now we’re taking the next step by enabling access to a workspace in our hotels including more quiet areas and meeting rooms by the hour, as well as coffee and refreshments.”
Every Scandic hotel adheres to the Stay Safe at Scandic programme, designed to ensure that all visitors stay safe onsite.
Let’s take a look at some upcoming hotel projects by Scandic:
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