Whine Wednesdays: Proper Workdesks At Hotels?


A LoyaltyLobby reader Nathan emailed me with photos that I should whine about non-functional work desks at business hotels.

Whine Wednesdays Hotel Room Workdesk

This has been a huge pet peeve of mine and I have never understood why many business hotels just cannot get this right.

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego

Whine Wednesdays Hotel Room Workdesk Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego

Not a proper desk chair, weird proportions, extremely uncomfortable, and doesn’t match the height of desk properly

This just looks weird and how could you even sit on that chair and try to get some work done?

Courtyard Waikiki Hawaii

Whine Wednesdays Hotel Room Workdesk Courtyard Waikiki Hawaii

The worst I have come across. The desk is way too high for the chair and who in their right mind would choose that kind of chair for a desk chair. It was impossible to do work on.

Well, now some will say that it is Hawaii and you should just go out. Some DO go to Hawaii for work and you cannot work using a “desk” such as this.


The feature photo is from an Executive Suite at the Grand Hyatt Bangkok that has this hexagon glass table with uncomfortable chairs. I tried to make it bit more comfortable by adding a pillow.

These hotel designers should really consult some business travelers when they come up with these desk and chair combos that just don’t work. There is no excuse for not having something that works that looks good as well.

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