Catching up with the Trends: Hotels vs Airbnb and Coworkings


By now, we all have probably heard things like “Hotels are just boxed filled with people that don’t know each other” and “Airbnb is a progressive company within the lines of the sharing economy that creates culturally engaging experiences”, and might not even question if it is still the case.

Today, our team went to the “Independent Hotel Show” in Amsterdam to check out the latest trends, and visualize for you how coworking from a hotel can look like…

With the time being, Airbnb has shifted from having budget travel options to offering premium options and having more and more commercial offerings that lose its own character. These days, staying in an Airbnb apartment with a group of friendships became no less of isolating experience than being stuck in a hotel..

A lot of millennials still associated  hotels with a luxury excess that promotes the idea of consumerism. That is close to the reality since not many hotels yet shift towards more sustainable, self-service culture. But that does not mean that the trend is not there. Hotels possess a lot of resources that with the right approach can be turned into culturally enriching experience and a platform that engages local initiatives, promotes local economy and provides cultural and spiritual entertainments and promotes the local economy.

That is where Seats2meet can step in and offer a solution that can connect local freelancers in search for a convenient working place, to tourists and people on work trips that are staying in a hotel. In the times where more and more people chose to stay single and travel solo, offering an online platform for connecting to others while being in the same location is a great way to help them not feel isolated while being away from home.

At the end of the day, in a hotel you can remotely work from..the lobby, from your bed, from the bathroom, from sauna or from the bar.