Collaborating with London-based Ennismore Design Studio, The Hoxton is set to introduce a new shared workspace brand in October with locations within two of its hotels: The Hoxton, Southwark (opening September 2019) and The Hoxton, Chicago (opened April 2019).
Working From_ has been guided by the needs of locals, creatives and freelancers who’ve been using The Hoxton’s open-door lobbies since the brand first opened its doors in Shoreditch, London. Taking their feedback and responding to modern, flexible ways of working, the concept offers home-like spaces to work and meet, stress-free policies and the hospitality expertise of The Hoxton. It has evolved the one-size-fits-all standard office model, giving people the freedom and flexibility to work as, when, and how they want.
From library desks, ergonomic chairs and wireless charging, to communal spaces with armchairs and custom designed daybeds, Working From_ offers a new dedicated working environment with studio spaces, offices, wellness programmes and nutritionist-designed brain food.
The concept is open 24/7 and offers a range of membership tiers including a Day Pass (£30) for people who need a dedicated space to work from for a few hours; Desk Hop (£200/month) for those happy to desk surf; Open Studio (£500/desk), which provides a permanent desk in a pod of six or eight people, and Private Studio (from £700/desk), which gives members their own office (six, eight, 22 desk size options).
Another alternative is Side Hustler (£75/month), which offers access after 5:30pm on weekdays and all weekend. And for those that don’t need a dedicated space, the lobby will still be free to anybody that wishes to use it.
Along with each membership tier are ‘mates rates’ for The Hoxton’s guestrooms and restaurants, free guest passes, a help-yourself pantry and stationary cupboard, £2 barista coffee, duvet days (day-use hotel rooms in case you’ve come in on the red eye or want to work from bed for the day), unlimited meeting room access and printing in line with a fair use policy, and a dedicated deadline hotline where, if available, members who are working late into the night can get a hotel room for £25. There’s also set to be a weekly events programme and wellness space run by local partners, as well as brain food served up at the nutritionist-approved café or delivered directly to desks.
Launching in October and occupying six floors of The Hoxton, Southwark, Working From_Southwark will offer 744 desks, five meeting rooms, a wellness studio with daily classes, a winter garden and quiet booths for making private calls. The six floors are flooded with natural light and feature an abundance of planting to give a fresh, garden-like feel.
Local fitness partner, The Refinery E9, will curate the programming in the wellness studio, running daily classes, including yoga, mindfulness and meditation, while YCN will curate weekly member events programme featuring a series of free talks and workshops. Additional facilities include showers, lockers, bike storage, and a members’ cafe that will offer healthy desk-side lunch delivery.
After opening its doors in April, The Hoxton, Chicago will be home to Working From_West Loop. The space will offer two floors of shared workspace with 294 desks, two meeting rooms, two terraces and a weekly programme of thought-provoking events.
Working From_West Loop will include lockers, showers, a members’ cafe and bar offering brain food by Boka Restaurant Group, as well as access to the hotel’s wellness studio, where members will have ‘mates rates’ on a rotating calendar of programming from local partners.