How To... Set up your remote workspace
Make room for success with these clever remote workspace tips from Tru by Hilton Manassas’ front desk agent, Margie Curran. | By Alison Cavatore | November 8, 2022
Get set up for success!
Grab your notebook – you'll want to keep track of these insider tips on how to set up the perfect remote workspace at Tru by Hilton Manassas.
While we all hope that our getaways are only filled with rest and relaxation, end-of-year PTO doesn’t always cooperate. Never fear, though. We — or rather Margie Curran, front desk agent at Tru by Hilton Manassas, has got you covered. Margie’s expert tips will ensure that you can set up your hotel room, aka your remote office, for workplace (and vacation!) success. After all, what better way to guarantee a perfect stay away than the knowledge that you’ll have everything you need to be productive during the day and have fun at night.
A great place to start? Coffee. Curran – who is also an actress with a passion for storytelling – knows the value of a good cup of joe and a quiet place to enjoy it. She says, “At [Tru], we create an environment that feels welcoming right away. We have coffee and tea in the lobby for guests who need to sit down and focus. We also have designated workspaces so guests can feel like they not only have a place to sleep when they stay with us, but also a place to work.”
Prefer the peaceful comfort of your room? No problem – take advantage of Tru by Hilton’s moveable desks and outlets that support charging multiple devices. Traveling with kids? Ask about the property’s Confirmed Connecting Rooms, and have the little ones set up their play space next door under your watchful eye.
“Working on the road can be difficult because you don’t have the routine of a traditional office,” Curran notes. That’s where Tru comes in, giving you the freedom to customize your on-the-road routine so that it works for you... no matter where you happen to be.
So, grab your work essentials (and a warm cup of coffee) and get ready to learn how to set up your remote workspace.
How to set up your workspace in a hotel:
Step 1: Fill your cup. The coffee at Tru is amazing and exactly what you need to get that workday energy going.
Step 2: Location, location, location. Position your desk in an area of the room that provides the best natural light — this not only ensures less eye strain but also sets your day off on a bright note.
Step 3: Start your engines. Tru rooms are conveniently set up with outlets that support charging multiple devices at once.
Step 4: Prepare your tools. With your laptop front and center, be sure to have a pen and paper handy to jot down any urgent matters that need to be front of mind.
Step 5: Mix it up. A brief change of scenery can inspire creativity. The on-site print center includes designated workspaces for added privacy while you work.
Step 6: Walk it out. Hit up the fitness center to get that midday walk in rain or shine!
Step 7: Let some rhythm in. Connect via your phone or an app through your TV, to ensure nothing but high notes all day long.
Step 8: Get to work!
Alison Cavatore is the assistant editor for the content marketing team at Hilton. She has written and copyedited for numerous print and digital publications in the U.S. and abroad. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Alison has lived in Miami, Scottsdale, Holland, France, Switzerland and Canada. She currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.