If you’ve traveled recently, you may have noticed that there is not a traditional desk in your hotel room. There is a growing shift away from desks, especially for newer properties. Hotels give a number of reasons for this. With wifi in virtually all hotels, there is no need to connect to the internet at a desk. Travelers will often choose instead to sit on the bed, sofa, or armchair to work. Many go down to the lobby where there is more room to spread out. Some chains, such as Marriott, are choosing to utilize long tables that hold the TV, a lamp, and a designated place to open a suitcase. Other chains are eschewing the desk altogether, allowing them to build smaller rooms that still feel relatively spacious, while enlarging their lobby areas. Regardless of whether you agree with this trend, or would still prefer a desk and comfortable chair to work, it would be wise to anticipate having a hotel room without a designated work space on your next business trip.
If a desk is particularly important for your next business trip let your agent know so they can assist.