FRANKFURT / BERLIN – Finding a place to work quickly and easily anywhere in the world – that’s the goal of Lufthansa's new ‘Lufthansa Global Spaces’ offer, which has been developed and implemented by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. Travelers can now easily book hot desks, private offices, or meeting rooms with matching accommodation in five selected cities: Berlin, Munich, Barcelona, Singapore, and New York. The service can currently be used for a three-month trial period. If successful, a global rollout is planned.
The offer is accompanied by a special promotion for participants of Miles & More, Europe's leading loyalty program for people on the move. Users can simply book the desired workstations via their Miles & More account and earn an additional 500 award miles when they use the service for the first time. Another mile is credited for each euro paid. Selection and booking is done in cooperation with the reservation platform Hubli, which has a worldwide network of 185,000 spaces.
Reliable workspaces with flexible booking options
It is already possible to spontaneously book a workplace or meeting room anywhere in the world, but it's complicated. As there has not been one central, transparent contact point for interested customers so far, the options can be confusing, and so can the prices. They do not know the regional providers and their quality offered. In addition, booking with different providers often requires the creation of user accounts or having an active monthly or yearly subscription. With ‘Lufthansa Global Spaces’ the Lufthansa Group responds to this problem and now offers an attractive "work-from-anywhere" solution that can be conveniently used globally. Interested customers can view, compare, and filter various workspaces based on location at the lh-globalspaces.com website. They will find information on opening hours, equipment, lead time, and ratings for each location. Reservations and bookings are made directly via the platform. Check-in and check-out as well as the booking of extras can also be handled easily on site via the website.
A blurring of "vacation" and "work”
‘Lufthansa Global Spaces’ was developed and implemented by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH). Christine Wang, Managing Director of LIH, comments: “We're always looking for new opportunities in the travel sector and want to create long-term value in a market that is undergoing major changes and naturally also impacts the Lufthansa Group's core business. Traditional business travel has declined significantly since the COVID pandemic began. At the same time, we’ve seen more and more how the categories of ‘work’ and ‘vacation’ are becoming blurred. Travelers today are often away for longer periods of time and sometimes work remotely. We believe that this trend will only continue. The ‘Lufthansa Global Spaces’ offer is the logical outcome of this observation: We want to provide travelers with the most seamless, enjoyable travel experience possible, even beyond flying. Today, this also means making it possible for customers to work from anywhere. The future of work is flexible and, in many cases, not tied to a specific location – and we want to help shape this future."
‘Lufthansa Global Spaces’ is available now and can be used via the website lh-globalspaces.com. After a successful test phase, the offer is to be rolled out worldwide.