Take a look at any 2024 travel trends story, and you'll likely see the same word popping up over and over: bleisure.
Fueled by a rise in remote work, the trend—which combines the concepts of business and leisure travel, with professionals extending their work trips to relax and explore—seems to be more popular than ever. Hilton's 2024 trends report, for example, notes that globally, more than a third of Gen Z and millennial business travelers plan to extend a business trip in 2024 to enjoy leisure time before or after their work obligations. What's more, 24% of global business travelers plan to take a friend or family member with them on a business trip this year.
Event venues are increasingly leaning into the idea, with some reworking in-room design features to better serve these guests—including adding back work desks, focusing on reliable and secure Wi-Fi, and even offering partitions like movable screens or curtains to divide guest rooms and allow for workspaces. Others are focusing on standout after-hours options, like Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa's cheekily named "Surf to Suits" package or Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale's robust new "bleisure menus."
Scroll down to see how 12 properties are leaning into work and play.