Mandarin in DC jumps on WFH trend

The working-from-hotel (WFH) movement is picking up steam as hotels look for new initiative to drive revenue. The Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, has introduced a hybrid residential living/office space called MOBase.

Offered as a monthly membership, the luxury operator has converted some guest rooms into private residential office suites to work and entertain with amenities that include an electric standing (or sitting) desk, as well as a sitting area for meetings with a fully stocked credenza. In the evenings, the room can convert back to a sleeping area with the reveal of a discreetly tucked away plush, modern murphy bed.

“With remote working continuing for the foreseeable future, our goal with MOBase is to offer guests both traveling to D.C. and locals a space to live and work that is well-designed, safe, convenient, and provides a productive atmosphere,” said Torsten van Dullemen, general manager and area vice president of operations for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “MOBase is unique in that guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s many amenities and central location in the city.”

Membership to MOBase is monthly and can be shared within an organization. Benefits include full access to hotel amenities and services including the spa, heated indoor pool, fitness center and dining outlets.