You're Working From Home Wrong. Here's How to Fix It.

Cameron LeBlanc
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This story was produced in partnership with Hyatt.

COVID-19 kicked us all out of our office spaces and millions of people started working from home. The novelty wore off months ago, but workplaces remain closed across the nation while the frustrations of working from home continue to mount, particularly for parents juggling work and childcare. Interrupted video chats are no longer cute. Missed naps are starting to eat into job security. The walls are closing in and patience is wearing thin. There’s got to be a better way.

There is. It’s time to trade in your tired work from home routine for a memorable work vacation with a Work from Hyatt package, a simple, safe way to get out of the house without giving up the ability for kids to do their schoolwork and adults to do their work work.

The Work from Hyatt program is the kind of creative solution that’s sorely needed during this unprecedented situation. Here’s are nine reasons it’s an improvement on your current work from home (hell) lifestyle.

1. Living in a hotel means living with hotel amenities.

All of the nearly 60 Hyatt locations across North America and the Caribbean that are part of the Work from Hyatt program have the amenities you would expect from a top-tier hotel — pools, gyms, golf courses, tennis courts, spas, beach butlers, waterfront balconies, yoga classes, kids’ activities, and food prepared by professionals. At some locations you can even fit in a surf lesson at lunch which, let’s be honest, is awesome.

Also consider starting the day with sunrise yoga before that morning call, taking an afternoon off to go whale-watching, or sneaking in a workout during your lunch hour, activities that can only improve your mental health. And because they’re all on the premises, taking advantage of these amenities before, during, and after the workday is as convenient as it could be.

A family rides bikes over a bridge with mountains in the background
A family rides bikes over a bridge with mountains in the background

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA

2. Working from Hyatt comes with everything you need to get work done…

High-speed wifi is included because you want to make sure your video calls are crystal clear (and your coworkers appropriately jealous). And you’ll get to use it in a private workspace separate from the kids whose constant interruptions throughout the workday aren’t exactly productivity boosters.

Other benefits include free parking and a daily food and beverage credit, so you don’t have to worry about finding a spot or where to get lunch.

3. …and recharge.

Chances are good that you’ve staggered back to work after a vacation more exhausted than you were before you left. Hyatt wants you to avoid that by making sure your time away is restorative, an improvement to your well-being that will leave you better prepared to deal with the stresses of everyday life.

That’s why the Work from Hyatt program comes with plenty of opportunities to improve your mental and physical wellbeing, from a free round of golf at the Park Hyatt Aviara in San Diego to a free wine tasting at the Andaz Napa to a free private cabana at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. All of Hyatt’s Ziva and Zilara properties also come with free personal training and spa services, so you can fit in a workout between meetings and unwind with a massage at the end of the day.

Two girls play frisbee while their parents sit on a picnic blanket in a field
Two girls play frisbee while their parents sit on a picnic blanket in a field

Carmel Valley Ranch, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

4. Things will be clean and safe.

Hyatt’s Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment ensures that every Hyatt hotel meets exacting standards of safety and cleanliness. A big part of this commitment is the trained hygiene & wellbeing leader at every location, one person whose job it is to ensure the hotel is adhering to new operation protocols and training.

Another big piece of this commitment is the GBAC STAR cleanliness and training accreditation process, an externally administered program that ensures the staff at Hyatt hotels know how to protect their guests. The company has also consulted with a panel of experts from places like the Cleveland Clinic to fine-tune protocols and ensure that no aspect of the hotel experience goes unexamined.

When you step into a Hyatt hotel, you’ll notice newly installed plexiglass partitions, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing signage. Contactless room entry and room service practices have been implemented, and every staff member who enters the hotel receives a temperature check.

In other words, everything that can be done to make your stay safe is being done.

5. Forget about that chore list for a while.

When you’re working from home, it’s even more important than usual to keep the house clean. When you’re working from Hyatt, you can rely on the housekeeping staff, who will work around your schedule.

And it’s not just cleaning up that you won’t have to do. Work from Hyatt also comes with complimentary or discounted laundry services and a daily food and beverage credit. That means your vacation from home is also a vacation from cleaning clothes and prepping meals.

Two young girls play with goats as their parens look on
Two young girls play with goats as their parens look on

Carmel Valley Ranch, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

6. Work and live in different spaces again.

What your home office lacks in physical distance it also lacks in psychological distance from the rest of your life. An office in which you can hear your kids arguing down the hall isn’t great, and for those used to being in the field or on the road — those who don’t have a regular office space — working from the same place, much less the place you live with your family, becomes drudgery instantly.

Every Work from Hyatt guest gets access to a dedicated workplace, be it a room in the suite, a connecting room, or a private meeting room. After months of mixing work and home life, the peace and quiet of a separate office will be music to your ears.

7. It’s more flexible than other options.

Unlike other rentable workspaces and lodging options, Work from Hyatt packages provide a lot of flexibility. You can cancel 24-72 hours in advance without losing a deposit or paying a penalty in a large majority of cases. As situations at work and school continue to change on short notice, it’s hard to overvalue that kind of freedom.

Kids running up mountain with snow tubes
Kids running up mountain with snow tubes

Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, CO

8. There’s plenty to keep kids entertained.

Older kids can roam the hotel grounds, going for a swim and enjoying the specific amenities of that particular hotel. And for younger kids, there are supervised activities for them to do after their remote schoolwork is over.

Your kids are probably already grousing about virtual school. Don’t they deserve a few dozen trips down a water slide at the end of the day? A weekend evening spent making s’mores as a family? We think so.

9. Winter is going to make working from home even harder.

Plenty of the hotels in this program are in warmer climes, which means spending time there in the coming months means avoiding the dark, cold, snowy weather that’s probably on its way to your neck of the woods. In a normal year, relaxing by a pool in January feels wonderful; during a pandemic that otherwise keeps you sheltered in place, it will feel downright magical for adults and kids.

Kids running at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Hotel
Kids running at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Hotel

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch

And if you need one more reason to give working from Hyatt a shot, consider that it’s possible to both pay for your stay with World of Hyatt points and earn more points you can redeem for a future stay, hopefully post-pandemic.

Click here to book your own Work from Hyatt package.

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