Hotel Offers Living Space
Imagine your daily commute to work involving passing an excited family of beach-towel clutching holidaymakers in your building’s lobby. Imagine trying to do your fifty lengths of the pool after a tough day at the office, while dodging the inflatable ball being swatted around by a group of enthusiastic children. While on the surface this may seem a strange concept, co-living buildings are becoming increasingly enticing to millennials, offering them the opportunity to move to a city and integrate themselves into a community, while saving money that would otherwise be spent on agents’ fees, and enjoying the flexibility that comes with a rolling contract. The shared facilities and events on offer promote a healthy work-life balance, and are a key attraction of this type of accommodation.
Virgin Hotels Miami are taking co-living to new levels (40 levels to be exact). While residents will have their own bedroom, kitchens and living rooms will be cohabited with other occupants, and facilities such as the swimming pool and rooftop terrace will be shared with hotel guests. This could set similar plans in motion for UK developers by providing a blue print for how to merge commercial and residential spaces. To do this however, developers would need to consider how to manage the shared facilities, so residents are undeterred by the revolving door of guests in the building they call home. Due to the limited private space, the communal facilities and events are likely to form a much bigger drawing point for co-living developments than in traditional apartment blocks, where residents have more private space to relax in. Developers looking to explore this type of accommodation should therefore consider this when planning the project and its ongoing management.
Spaciable offers the ideal platform for such bespoke management, as facilities can be booked by residents on-the-go and management teams can send notifications to individual occupancies, specific groups or the entire residential phase of the development. This helps to distinguish between guests and residents, while giving the latter the best possible living (and social) experience. Not only that, but its Library can be used to upload house rules that have been created to ensure maximum enjoyment for all occupants.