Office Space News
Published December 18th, 2013 by Jennifer LeClaire
LOS ANGELES – Forget about executive office suites and coworking office space. Working by the poolside is the newest alternative workspace trend for entrepreneurs. But you need an invitation to join in the mobile working fun.
In case you haven’t heard, Poolsidepreneurs is shaking up the officing world. Poolsidepreneurs is an exclusive, members only club that offers entrepreneurs access to private pools, lounges, and meeting rooms at hotels around the country as a place to work.
“We want you – our moving and shaking business owners, consultants and freelancers – to get out of your office (or home) and slip away to a relaxing environment where the creative juices flow and glittering pools and cocktail waitresses abound,” the company says on its website. Although our cheeky name ‘Poolsidepreneurs’ does indicate access to hotel pools, it is far from the only benefit we offer our members.”
Indeed, Poolsidepreneurs also offers: use of meeting rooms, lounges and business centers; exclusive perks at partner hotel restaurants and spas; discounts on business products and services; and access to exclusive networking events, seminars and conferences. The company says many more benefits are in the works.
“Consider us your luxury pop up office,” the company says. “You’ll gain access to a discreet, upscale solution for mobile workspace and for leveraging your network and professional persona in a luxe setting with amenities that are not met at modern co-working spaces or virtual offices. Quite simply: We give you the workspace you deserve.”
Here’s how it works: You can opt for a citywide membership now for $99 a month. The company is soon offering a nationwide membership and what it calls the Luxury Connection, which offers access to the crème de la crème of hotels, in 2014. Only a limited number of memberships are available and you have to request an invite.
“Because hotels have limited space, we have a small number of memberships available. Potential members must apply by completing the Poolsidepreneurs application and are subsequently vetted,” the company says. “Poolsidepreneurs is for legitimate, professional business owners. Gotta keep the riff-raff out.”
Currently, the service is only available in Los Angeles, but Poolsidepreneurs is planning to expand to New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Nashville, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Honolulu, Scottsdale, and Atlanta in 2014.