Five dreamy destinations for remote workers
City views from the living room in a Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai Suite

Five dreamy destinations for remote working

In the last year, the concept of remote working has evolved from ‘corporate perk’ to ‘essential’ for any role that can be executed with a laptop and the internet. With a huge number of workers freed of the limitations of the office, there’s never been a better time to combine the 9 to 5 with adventure, relaxation and unbridled luxury. We round up the best destinations where work and play go happily hand in hand

Executive Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai with view of harbour

Business in sight in Shanghai

Located in the heart of the humming Pudong district, Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai’s Executive Suite has dazzling views of the city’s business district and features a separate bedroom and living room with Club Lounge access and butler service. Set across 67sqm and doused in natural light, the suite offers space to roam during virtual meetings, and is ample enough for the real thing too, while featuring elegant sage and walnut wood furnishings that can comfortably fit a group of three or four. Come evening, top off a productive day with cocktails on the hotel terrace or a soothing, starlit cruise on the Huangpu river. 

Artfully plated fish dish on a table

Join the club in Singapore

Just like hotels, not all workplaces are created equal – some are just a cut above. No 18 Capital Singapore is one such venture – a members’ club and business destination in one. You can expect all the trimmings of a well-heeled home, but with a slew of sumptuous offices and well-designed event spaces to boot. Private offices can be furnished to your taste, or desks booked via No 18’s app for access to lockable storage, conference facilities and member meetups. After a long day’s work, a scenic stroll past St Andrew’s Cathedral and Singapore’s iconic Esplanade performing arts centre will lead you to Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, where Cantonese classics at Cherry Garden restaurant will revive ebbing energy levels, as well as provide an elegant site for business meetings in the restaurant’s Bamboo private dining room. For a meal to remember, don’t miss the honey-marinated, melt-in-your-mouth baked cod and the crispy spring rolls with goose meat and coriander.

 A waiter walks past tables set up for outdoor dining at Yakumanka, Geneva

Burn the midnight oil in Geneva

Overlooking the River Rhône, the superior river room at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva is a sanctuary for modern workers, featuring contemporary fittings, warm textiles and a palette of woodland hues, enhanced with design notes from the pioneering PMco Style gallery in Paris. Equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi that can support up to six devices simultaneously, the room’s soundproofed walls cushion noise should you need to work antisocial hours or host calls with different time zones. Once loose ends are attended, ceviche al fresco at Peruvian restaurant Yakumanka serves the perfect midday repast – ceviche al fresco. Pair it with a glass of white wine before spending the afternoon pottering through Geneva’s Old Town.

Sun loungers and umbrellas on beach in Mauritius

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius

Swap frosty forecasts and the drab routine for sugar-white beaches and cerulean surf at The Oberoi Mauritius's 20 acres of sub-tropical gardens, private beaches and a natural marine park, all of which can be enjoyed while on-the-clock, thanks to superior connectivity from every room and villa. Check into one of the hotel’s thatched Luxury Pavilions, which come with three telephones, a large desk, lounge and terrace. And make the most of the floodlit tennis courts in the evening, or the spa's open-air treatment rooms for a stress-relieving, full body exfoliation and massage.

Bed overlooking the sea at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai's deluxe sea view room

Business by the pool in Dubai

Business and pleasure are in total communion at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, where mornings can be spent shooting off emails poolside before rallying remote teams from the serenity of your hotel room. The resort’s Deluxe Sea View Room is the stuff of dreams – a calming palette of rich cream and turquoise textiles, with a spacious lounge that’s ideal for essential work, and a balcony offering vistas of the glittering Gulf. Burn off steam with the hotel’s boxing programme, MO Box or enjoy the spoils of the hotel’s restorative spa menu, where the Padabhyanga foot and leg treatment will energise aching limbs.

Habour suite at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Work from Mandarin Oriental

Give yourself the space to work, think, and grow with our "Working from M.O. (Day use only)" programme. It provides you with unique flexible working solutions and includes complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, printing facilities, a dining credit and access to our fitness centres