Working from home or hybrid working has become the new normal for many, however as energy prices sky rocket and the cold winter temperatures set in, it leaves workers feeling a little less cosy at their desk. Here to lend a hand during these harsh times (both financially and weather-wise) Kimpton Clocktower Hotel has announced a new ‘Warm Workspaces’ initiative, which will see the luxury Manchester hotel welcome their local community to work from their warm spaces during the winter, free-of-charge.
With a greater number of people working from home following the pandemic, the Warm Workspaces project aims to help support communities facing increased energy bills. From today (January 23) and throughout the winter months, Kimpton Clocktower will offer hot desk sessions in their meeting spaces as part of the initiative.
Users will have complimentary access to a desk, WiFi, filtered water and a hot drink. Tickets can be booked and are completely free, with no requirement to purchase food or drink from the hotel during the session.
Commenting on the Warm Workspaces announcement, General Manager of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Johan Scheepers, said: “Heartfelt human connections are at the centre of everything we do at Kimpton and we believe they can make peoples’ lives better; we care for our employees, guests and the local community around us. It is of the upmost importance to us to do what we can to help everybody through the current energy crisis – so we’d like to extend our welcome to people working from home who are worried about their bills, to enjoy a change of environment in our new dedicated warm workspaces.”
Kimpton’s Warm Workspaces initiative has registered with Warm Spaces; an online directory designed to signpost anyone in need of warmth to a ‘warm bank’ this winter. All four UK Kimpton hotels join coffee shops, libraries and community centres in offering a free place to work and a warm welcome.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel will also extend support to its own staff during this period, ensuring all employees have access to at least two hot meals a day from the hotel’s staff canteen, should it be required. To discover more about the Kimpton Clocktower’s Warm Workspaces initiative and to book head here.