On holiday and working? If you run your own business, the chances are yes, you are. Whether you are a skier or sun worshipper, we’ve sought out the best spaces from which to get the job done when you’re away from The Clubhouse:
Hotel Tannenhof, St Anton, Austria
For luxury and attention to detail beyond any traveller’s remit, and for those who really want to mix business with pleasure, the penthouse
suite at the 5*Superior Hotel Tannenhof is a jaw-dropping option. With views over St Anton, the hotel originally housed 22 rooms; now there are just seven warmly designed, contemporary suites. Highly trained staff, an award-winning chef and elegant spa combined create a homely hotel with alpine charm. If you do need to work, your personal office complete with Mac, printer, Wifi and stationery awaits – from here you can watch the first lift queues die down and choose your moment to hit the slopes (via your private Maserati 4X4 to which ever ski area you want to go).
Mountain Hub, Verbier, Switzerland
A new co-working space and business lounge in one of Switzerland’s best-loved resorts, Mountain Hub Verbier is a great option. Providing both short-term hot desks and longer term desks, Mountain Hub is also home to the business community in Verbier – they host various events, workshops and presentations throughout the year. Their goal is clear – to create, inspire and collaborate with like-minded professionals in a fun and innovative atmosphere. With high-speed internet, free tea and coffee, a meeting room and print and copying services – all just 150 metres from the main ski lift – you can combine productivity and a great day’s skiing with ease.
Hubud, Ubud, Bali
As the founders say themselves, “Hubud isn’t just a co-working space in Bali. It’s a radically supportive bamboo haven of big ideas.” Super-fast internet, micro-environments designed for socialising, solitude, or a healthy mix of both, storage lockers, air-conditioned meeting rooms and events and workshops from some of the world’s leading experts all reside in Hubud. Members are encouraged to collaborate, to dream, and to connect to Bali itself. Whether you’re considering a life change but don’t want to check out completely, or planning a long-haul holiday but you need to stay connected, this could be the place for you.
CoWorking Karma, Tulum, Mexico
Situated on the Riviera Maya, Tulum is Mexico’s jewel, offering beautiful beaches, a rich cultural life, and ambient climate – no wonder over one million Americans and Canadians are living on this coast. CoWorking Karma Tulum offers fast WiFi, snacks and drinks, a storage cube, USB outlets at every seat, all in a zen-like environment to produce a motivated working environment. Members include yoga instructors, start-up entrepreneurs, property managers and even artists. Good vibes – with Wifi.
Coboat, the Mediterranean
How about working aboard a beautiful catamaran sailing the seven seas? If you’re an adventurous entrepreneur, a digital nomad or a visionary start-up, this could be your dream come true. “Collaborate, innovate and create with fellow Coboaters aboard one of the most inspirational coworking environments in the world,” say the organisers. “Detach from land. Free your mind. Immerse yourself in nature. Boost your productivity on the high seas. Life aboard Coboat is all about achieving balance and creating a life to love.” When you need a break from work, get unplugged, connect with others or dive into the crystal clear blue water. There’s fast, reliable internet, a community of entrepreneurs and freelancers, and an opportunity to learn to sail. Welcome aboard!
This article was originally featured in The Informer. To read the full magazine, please click here.