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If you’re part of the rapidly rising number of travelers who call themselves a consultant, freelancer, digital nomad or entrepreneur, then you know that your work always travels with you. This is why the co-working market has boomed in the last few years and now includes over 35,000 work spaces around the globe. It’s a trend that shows no signs of stopping and the hospitality industry is catching on by introducing co-working areas that offer a dedicated space to focus on business that doesn’t involve a cramped desk in your lonely, messy hotel room or hunkering down in a drab “business center.” These forward-thinking hotels now offer (mostly) free, quiet, separated lounges with hot desks, community tables, meeting rooms, plus perks like artisan coffee and energizing snacks. And of course, high speed internet, outlets and USB ports are a given. Here are 7 business-friendly hotels to keep in mind for your next trip.

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The Revolution Hotel: Boston


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The Revolution Hotel in Boston’s South End neighborhood houses Conspire, an aesthetically appealing and inspiring co-working spot. An eclectic mix of industrial chic and retro cool, the garden level lounge invites you and your laptop to hang around its communal tables, conference room, couches and bar seats. The best part? Access to Conspire is free for hotel guests.

AC Hotel by Marriott: Belfast


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Boasting the only fine dining on Belfast’s rapidly evolving riverfront, the new AC Hotel has rooms with fantastic views of the city, including the must-see Titanic Museum and shipyard. But before you head out to play, wrap up your work in the hotel’s spacious, light-filled lounge that features several work stations tucked into a quiet corner.

Hotel Schani Wien: Vienna


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This designer boutique hotel is ready to welcome business travelers with a dedicated co-working space (Your Space) offering 12 desks with ergonomic chairs, meeting rooms and lockers. But the Hotel Schani has prepared its entire space for professionals on the go with comfy tables on the spacious, plant-filled courtyard patio, the wide table tops and cushy sofas in the lobby and in the cozy library nook.

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The Hoxton: Chicago


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The Hoxton in Chicago’s Fulton Market district is a serious contender in the co-working space race. Featuring 294 desks, two meeting rooms, lots of cushy sofas and two terraces spread across two floors and 24,000 square feet, plus a cafe/bar and locker rooms with showers, Hoxton’s WorkingFrom co-working concept strives for that cozy, work-from-home vibe—minus the isolation.

Tryp by Wyndham: Dubai


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With soundproofed call pods, meeting rooms and all the coffee, fruit and croissants you could ask for, NEST is one of the original co-working spaces to emerge from a global hotel chain. Located in Tryp by Wyndham, the relaxed and spacious layout with plenty of natural light, makes it easy to be productive.

Moxy by Marriott: NYC

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One of over 50 locations worldwide, Moxy NYC Downtown attracts those who like to work hard and play hard. During office hours, the hotel’s 5,000 square foot cocktail lounge puts on a quiet, sophisticated face, serving as a stylish co-working environment (dubbed Recreation) with lots of natural light, tempting small plates from the bar and classic arcade games when you need a break.

Hobo Hotel: Stockholm


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Hobo Hotel makes it a point to combine business with pleasure by providing communal tables and other comfortable working spaces throughout the lobby. Travelers can mix and mingle with local startups, artists and designers who display their wares in a pop-up showroom (SPACEby) near the reception area. Head up to the fifth floor for the hotel’s event space, which serves as another shared workspace during the week and as a bar/restaurant on weekends.

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