The Remote Life: Why work or school from home, when you can dial in from anywhere?

The Remote Life: Why work or school from home, when you can dial in from anywhere?

With offices and schools reopening both virtually and some physically, we are all adapting to a new normal. Travel is adapting as well. Hotels and airlines around the globe have enhanced their health and safety protocols, their occupancy levels to retain proper social distancing and their guest/staff procedures allowing people to travel again safely in what we know as, “our new normal.” Given this year has been filled with unprecedented events that continue to evolve, why not take advantage of it? Remote learning and work are not going to last forever. Why not try working and learning in a new destination? Change your scenery and take advantage of the ‘remote’ life!

With the flexibility of remote work and school, you have the ability to be anywhere and still be in attendance. With high speed internet and good connection, anything is possible. With hotels creating designated work areas in hotel rooms and upgraded educational kid’s club classes and school assistance, several hotels are dreaming up ways for people to travel again and also be productive. Whether you are in your living room or in another state or country, you can learn anywhere! Why not experience a new destination all while getting your school and other work done?

Below is a list of a few hotels and resorts in the US, Mexico and Caribbean offering school and work vacation options! If you don’t see the hotel or destination you want to visit below, don’t worry! Just let us know what you are interested in, where you would like to go and whether you are looking for a quick getaway or an extended stay, and we can assist you in putting together a ‘schoolcation’ or ‘workcation’ of your dreams!

For additional details on any of the hotels and resorts listed below or any of our Virtuoso network hotels in general, give us a call at (312) 641-6633 or shoot us an e-mail at: vacation@rextravel.com. Remember that when you reserve Virtuoso properties (including all of the hotels listed below) through Rex Travel, you will be receiving our Virtuoso amenities that will include complimentary daily breakfast, a welcome amenity, room upgrade if available as well as other perks!

Ritz-Carlton Naples, Naples Florida

The Ritz-Carlton Naples is creating a ‘home office or school station’ in your guest room including enhanced Wi-Fi, office equipment (monitor, keyboards, mouse, etc.) and unlimited printing. The hotel’s kids club is also offering a junior artisan academy with kid-friendly courses based on educational and life skills including cooking, physical education, gardening and mindfulness.

Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida

The Boca Raton Resort is now offering a Mind, Body, and Spirit program. This program offers private learning spaces and work spaces as an add-on to your stay, as well as outdoor activities designed to get bodies moving and lift spirits. Activities and experiences include tennis, golf, surfing, snorkeling, kayak tours, and more. Tutoring services are also available for children.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, Golden Oak, Florida

Four Seasons Orlando has converted event rooms into dedicated learning/study spaces, allowing kids to attend class/school remotely. Each supervised “classroom” allows a maximum of 6 kids with physically distanced desks and also provides complimentary high-speed wi-fi. Full-day schoolcation sessions are offered from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the rate of $100 per child, per day and include a lunch break as well as arts/physical education activities. Half-day sessions are also available from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the rate of $50 per child per day. Study session reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Georgia

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee has a new Ritz Kids Study Buddy offer. This offer is unlike anything else and includes a dedicated counselor who will connect with you before your arrival and come up with a digital learning schedule and syllabus for the kids. Once you arrive at the resort, the study buddy will follow your customized virtual class schedule with breaks focusing on the outdoors, physical education and life skills.

Cliff House, Cape Neddick, Maine

This fall, Cliff House will be offering two dedicated business center spaces for Zoom calls/meetings and remote learning. The hotel will also have increased tech support and office supplies at your service. The hotel will also have a supervised study hall (with recess breaks) three days a week for students with online classes.

Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, California

The hotel can now create a home office or school learning area in your room with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, office/school supplies, a printer and many other items. The hotel is also offering a remote classroom option for kids and adults pool side in the hotel’s pool cabanas. All you need to do is reserve a pool cabana and your virtual leaning experience begins all while the parents have time to relax by the pool or work remotely as well.

Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California

Monarch Beach Resort in Laguna Beach just launched their Edu-Cation package which offer hotel guests a personal dedicated study/work room equipped with all of the office and school necessities you can imagine including a stand up desk, restroom, a private terrace, as well as 1-hour of online homework help for kids and teens in all subjects, an on-site Coastal Education Enrichment Center and activities for all ages to enjoy.

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California

Viceroy L’Ermitage’s Work from Hotel offer includes suite accommodations with a spacious work area with all of the best technology including a smart TV with connectivity capability and Amazon Alexa voice assistance.

Four Seasons Punta Mita, Punta Mita, Mexico

Four Season Punta Mita’s kids club will be supporting remote learning for kids with a new schooling program featuring a tech hotline, a study buddy along with art, cultural and historical after school physical education classes. This will allow children to get their school work done while mom and dad can either get their work done too or enjoy a relaxing day by the beach or pool.

Grand Velas Los Cabos; Grand Velas Riviera Maya; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Long-Stay Moments for Two Package (14-night minimum) and Family Time Package (5-suite, 10-night minimum) both offer exclusive private office spaces with a computer, internet access, and printer for adults or kids looking to work or learn remotely. Both packages also offer amenities such as private/designated beach and pool areas, along with babysitting services, a kids club, and a teen club on property.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

For stays of 7 nights or longer, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos is offering specific amenities to those looking to work or learn remotely: a designated learning room, complimentary access to the kids’ club for up to 2 children, technical computer support, and high-speed wi-fi.

Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Stay in a private multi-bedroom villa and convert it into a remote working space. High-speed internet allows you to set up your computer and work from the bedroom, the living area, or even outside by your private pool. Meeting venues and co-working spaces are also available for those looking for a workspace outside of their villa.

Work & Play with Auberge

The Work & Play Package with Auberge Resorts provides guests with access to a private or co-working space, and a dedicated business concierge. For kids, Auberge has partnered with a tutoring service offering parents the option to book tutoring service for their kids either virtually or in person, as well as a kids club and childcare/nanny services should the parents need to get work done while their kids play. Minimum stay is 7 nights and is offered at the following Auberge properties:

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah

Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colorado

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Connecticut

The Vanderbilt, Newport, Rhode Island

White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine

Solage, an Auberge Resort, Napa Valley, California

Madeline Hotel & Residences, Telluride, Colorado

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

Chileno Bay, an Auberge Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

Montage Academy

Montage Academy provides remote learners (kids and teens ages 6 through 17) the ability to learn remotely while also enjoying a luxurious hotel stay! With a supervised study hall, online tutoring services as well as physical education and educational activities including yoga, cooking seminars, etc., learning has never been more fun. Montage Academy is offered Monday through Friday and is available at the following Montage resorts:

Work from Hyatt

Hyatt is offering a new Work from Hyatt package where you can transform your everyday into a getaway with dedicated work spaces in your room, suite or in a private meeting room while also enjoying all of the benefits of a hotel i.e. room service, a spa, pool, outdoor space and of course, gorgeous scenery. Below are a variety of Hyatt properties offering the Work from Hyatt package. Minimum night stay is 7 nights.

Ritz-Carlton Ambassadors of the Environment

Ritz-Carlton’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program, which was created by Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, offers children, teens and adults a hands on and educational approach to the world we live in allowing us to learn about our environment, the nature surrounding us and how we can better protect it. This program is offered at select Ritz-Carlton properties, which are listed below:

Austin Adventures

There is no better way to learn about nature and our environment than through a hands on and immersive experience. One of our favorite companies to use for curated, adventure and educational trips throughout the US and Central America is Austin Adventures. As a family owned and operated company, Austin Adventures creates personal, immersive and educational trips that suit all ages and interests. Whether that be the flora and fauna of Costa Rica or the ocean and wildlife of Alaska, we can find something that piques your interest. With our assistance, we can put together an exciting, educational trip for your family with Austin Adventures in any of the destinations listed below:

  • Costa Rica
  • Baja California
  • Belize
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • US National Parks

Keep in mind that what we suggest today may change tomorrow.

Remember to be flexible as things right now can change in a minute!

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