Dalmahoy hotel rents out bedrooms as day offices

Renowned hotel the Dalmahoy is offering home workers a change of scene, by renting out its rooms as day offices.

By Jolene Campbell
Saturday, 14th November 2020, 7:00 am
Grant Mather trying out the Dalmahoy workspace
Grant Mather trying out the Dalmahoy workspace

Launching their ‘hotel office’ package the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club said it’s aimed at anyone who wants to work in an alternative environment, when working from home is not always practical.

Rachel King, Dalmahoy senior events manager said: “A number of business people and home office workers have been booking our smaller meeting rooms as a private office space for the day. Many of these professionals have either struggled to find peace and quiet at home because they don’t have a dedicated or suitable home office space, or they simply need a change of scenery.

“So we decided to open up our otherwise unoccupied hotel bedrooms merging the need for a peaceful and professional office with the convenience and amenities of a hotel.

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Hannah Wood from Edinburgh University tries out the hotel office

“As a hotelier, we are obviously faced with the challenge of driving room occupancies in these unprecedented times, and allowing workers to use our bedrooms as an office is a novel way of utilising our space.”

Ms King said that every Workspace room is deep cleaned prior to guest arrival and the resort has comprehensive safety measures in place.

As part of the package guests will have access to onsite bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, open within the resort according to Scottish Government tier restrictions, as well as all in-room amenities.

Grant Mather of Mather Consultants said: “I’ve been able to make use of the hotel bedroom office space to escape background noise, allowing uninterrupted work and the ability to conduct video calls in a quiet environment.”

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