Are your Zoom work calls punctuated by the frenzied barking of your dog warning you of the shenanigans of a pesky squirrel? Do you long for the days when dressing up for work does not include choosing between pajamas and sweatpants? Are you tired of your office colleagues referring to you as “mom” or “dad” and refusing to pick up their rooms? Well, Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Downtown Dallas might just have the solution: its Work Anywhere Day Pass and Stay Pass options. The Work Anywhere Day Pass provides guests with the ability to work during the day at the hotel in the privacy of a standard guest room or a suite room, offering a private workspace and peace and quiet. The pass starts at $84 per day for standard guest rooms and $150 per day for a suite room, and includes 6 a.m. check-in and 6 p.m. checkout, enhanced Wi-Fi and connectivity, and complimentary bottled water. Those of you who really need some personal space can work all day and stay the night with the Work Anywhere Stay Pass. Guests will be able to take advantage of hotel amenities and unwind in comfort. Rates for the Work Anywhere Stay Pass start at $174 per night for standard rooms and $218 for junior suites. Sheraton Dallas Hotel is the largest hotel in North Texas with 1,840 guest rooms and 230,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space. It is located in Downtown Dallas, right off the DART Pearl/Arts District station.
In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.
We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.