Westin Launches New Workspace, Small Meetings Concept

Business travelers are embracing mobility at breakneck speeds. In response, so are hotels, including Marriott International — which introduced Workspring at Marriott last fall — and Westin Hotels & Resorts, which yesterday announced the global rollout of Tangent, a new workspace and small meetings concept that caters to mobile business travelers.

Formerly known as “Project Hive,” Tangent is currently available at The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Va., and The Westin Grand Munich in Germany, with plans to debut at more than 40 other hotels this year.

Tangent workspaces are 260 square feet or less and feature a “co-working” environment with “flexible, temporary, collaborative” workspaces. Key features include a media:scape by Steelcase system that integrates technology and office furniture; video conferencing at a four-person seated workspace; floor-to-ceiling whiteboards; fully stocked office supplies; televisions, printers and sound systems; and an Xbox 360 for games or DVDs.

What’s more, each space is listed online at LiquidSpace.com, which means it can be booked by the hour for small, impromptu meetings for groups of up to four.

“Tangent’s unique offering is really striking a chord with today’s mobile workforce and driving demand for more locations across our global portfolio,” says Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels. “In our efforts to meet the needs of today’s mobile traveler, we are changing the way we do business to better customize the guest experience. While a hotel room or lobby is a place where you can do work, Tangent was specifically designed as a smart room and personalized work space that enhances productivity and can be booked on demand.”

For more information, visit www.westin.com/tangent.

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