The Growing Trend of Hotel-Like Serviced Offices

There are many instances where it is difficult to justify Express Fitouts to the stakeholders. However, an office fitout comes with many benefits beyond that of giving a right impression. Most businesses are judged based on their physical appearance but aside from aesthetic impact, office fitout can make the workforce comfortable, more productive and efficient.

First time visitors will be surprised when they walk into Fora’s newest office in London’s Fitzrovia. It looks like the lobby of a high-end hotel with visitors sipping coffee on plush coaches and floors line with hand-woven rugs.

Fora is a serviced office not a hotel. Fora houses a number of businesses that includes a film production company and a financial services organization that pay rent for a flexible contract for workspace.  Serviced offices highlight the shift from the simple provision of space to a service-like model that resembles the hospitality industry.

Serviced offices are not new because in the late 1980’s Regus now known as IWG introduced the idea of renting out a small space on a short-term basis. At the start of the decade, a new wave of high tech serviced offices emerged when Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey launched WeWork. Almost of half of the flexible workspaces in the US opened in 2015. In 2018, more than 1.5 million people are using co-working spaces all over the world.

Since WeWork, an influx of brands was introduced to the market. It provided tenants with an opportunity to realize their high standards with extra features. New York-based Camp David that opened two years ago boasts of high design aesthetics with luxury space that looks like a private member’s club instead of an office.

More specialist offers are available from co-working spaces exclusive for women to office spaces that focus on wellness experience. In UK, Office Group has opened a boxing gym in its London offices while others have meditation areas and music rooms.

If you want an office tailored to your specific needs, the best option is Express Fitouts that is well experienced in developing office design and furnishings. With good planning and design, space can be efficiently utilized so that both employees and clients will be more comfortable.