Although bleisure has been an industry buzzword for the last
couple of years, no company in the sector has successfully launched
a dedicated service to it. QHotels' Flexible Working package is the
first of its kind, offering business travellers the chance to have
their family join them free of charge.
Getting the right balance between work and leisure is important
to a person's well-being. In a survey conducted by YouGov over
three-quarters (76%) of adults in the UK reported that having a
good work-life balance was an important indicator of a good
Commenting on the new approach to business travel and family
time, Claire Rowland, Marketing Director at QHotels said: "We live
in a digital world where we are always on, 24/7, 365 days a year.
For a lot of us this means constantly being connected to the
office, thus removing the need to work traditional hours in a
traditional environment. As a result, we are becoming more
experimental in our working behaviour.
"It is becoming increasingly acceptable to blend business and
leisure, whether it's through companies relaxing the rules on
allowing casual clothing everyday or inviting your family to join
you on a business trip."
"We know many businesses are keen to advocate a better work/life
balance for their employees. By launching this initiative, we hope
to facilitate companies in providing employees with quality time
with their families.
"Everything we do at QHotels is with the guest in mind and
launching an innovative package like this, demonstrates our
commitment to recognising and delivering to guests needs. This
guest first approach is why QHotels has been named the UK's best
hotel chain by independent watchdog Which?"
QHotels demonstrated how committed it is to putting guests
first, by investing £1.7 million in its IT system to offer free
Wi-Fi internet access in all public areas of the hotel and in every
bedroom. They are also the first hotel group in the UK to offer up
to 90 Mbps of dedicated bandwidth.