Co-working spaces are increasingly incorporated into the lobby design of new hotel concepts to help bring in locals and satisfy “digital nomads”, and are also a part of Selina, an affordable locally-focused boutique hotel concept, based in Bogotá, Columbia.
Selina is based on caregiving, community-strengthening, ubiquity and creativity, and offerings include yoga, visual arts programmes, language schools and an inter-property concierge and travel and tour agency. Most of the furniture and fixtures have been upcycled and handcrafted by staff, and produce and herbs are grown in food plots on the property.
Selina CoWork spaces range from private offices to boardrooms and group spaces offering the latest in technology, looking to create an experience that inspires travellers to explore, interact and integrate. The chain plans by the end of 2017 to expand to 37 hotels throughout Latin America and then further afield.