• Deskpass Gives Access to a Giant Co-Working Network

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

If your work office is too noisy or your home office is in too much disarray to actually get anything done, there’s an app for that. It’s called Deskpass, from a Chicagobased company called Desktime, and it offers a subscription platform providing an online directory of 25 co-working spaces you can reserve with the tap of a button.

For $199 a month you can have a different workspace every day, or for $99 you can reserve a new space eight days out of the month.

“[Each] commits to giving you a desk, Internet and some coffee. Past that, every space is different,” says Sam Rosen, Deskpass founder. One is located inside a climbing gym. Another, called Nextspace, has phone booths. Locations are currently available in River North, West Loop, Central Loop, Lakeview, Gold Coast/ Old Town, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Ravenswood, Wilmette, Glenview and Gurnee, and new locations are in the works.

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Destination Niagara USA designed its series of 360-degree videos with the purpose of allowing meeting planners to virtually explore meeting and event venues in Niagara Falls, NY. The introductory video, with its footage of scenic spots that include Niagara Falls State Park, Luna Island, Stedman’s Bluff and Cave of the Winds, could do double duty as a meditative app on a stressful day.

 

After a year that kept most explorers close to home, the newly transformed Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis is ready to whisk guests away on a new adventure. With the completion of a $110 million-dollar transformation, the Jazz Age architectural icon that once housed office space has been reborn as a luxe 270-room boutique hotel.