Regus Express Hub opens at Hilton Watford
Regus opens next hotel-based workplace
Regus, the global workspace provider, has opened one of its innovative Regus Express locations at the Hilton Hotel in Watford. The space provides mobile professionals and business travellers with a convenient meeting point just off the M1, only 20 miles from Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes by train from Euston station. This latest opening takes Regus’ number of UK centres to over 320 and is further evidence of the company’s UK network expansion, as demand for flexible working continues to increase.
This is the fourth Regus Express to be opened in a hotel location and it brings a new dimension to Hilton Watford’s existing range of meeting and conference facilities. The site features a drop-in business lounge providing professional workspace, free, secure Wi-Fi and complimentary refreshments.
Additionally, high specification meeting rooms seating two to four people are bookable by the hour.
The launch of Regus Express at Hilton Watford is part of a wider roll-out of Regus ‘third place’ locations around the UK, which caters to the flexible working trend driven by increasing mobility and the rise of remote, flexible and multi-location working. Research from Regus shows that 40% of UK workers spend at least 2.5 days per week working outside of their main office. Similarly, a third of UK employers are offering their staff more flexible working options. Technology makes it possible to ‘work anywhere’, yet most people prefer an office-style environment to remain productive, motivated and disciplined.
Users of Regus Express at Hilton Watford will include hotel guests; business travellers; local and national businesses using the facility as a convenient meeting point; and local home-workers seeking a refreshing alternative to working from home.
Richard Morris, UK CEO at Regus, comments: “For many, the traditional 9-5 working day is a thing of the past. Professionals are rarely fixed in one location for the whole working week and an increasing amount of work is completed on the move. Consequently we are seeing consistent growth of interest in flexible working options.
“Our Regus site at Hilton Watford and others like it, help to cater to the requirements of today’s flexible workforce and in particular the need for bespoke and dedicated business spaces. We are seeing month-on-month growth in interest in Regus Express as retailers and transport operators switch on to the commercial opportunity presented by the mobile work and business travel market.
“We are confident that this latest site will prove popular with business travellers and local firms alike.”
The Regus Express network in Britain already covers motorway service areas, retail parks, shopping centres and airports.
The Regus Express workplace will be located at Hilton Hotel, Elton Way, Watford, WD25 8HA
There are two ways to access Regus Express centres:
- Pay-as-you-go access priced from £5 per hour or £10 per day.
- Regus Businessworld membership at £49 per month, which provides drop-in access to the business lounges at each of Regus’ 320 UK locations including Regus Express.
Visit www.regus.co.uk/express for more information.
Regus is the world’s largest provider of workspace, with customers including some of the most successful, entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-million dollar corporations.
Our network of 2,600 locations in 106 countries encompasses 43 million square feet of the world’s leading locations, offering convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful as they grow around the world.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is open wherever our 2.1 million members need support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, universities, motorway service stations and even community centres. With brands including Regus, Regus Express, Signature Group, Open Office, Spaces and Kora within our group, there is something for every business need, from traditional offices to vibrant creative environments that foster creative thinking and collaboration.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com