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Office With a View: Working Remotely

By Ella Buchan

Remote working doesn’t have to include hunching over a desk with a view of a cubicle wall. Instead, you can open your laptop by a window that overlooks the towering skyline, crunch numbers between laps in an infinity pool by the ocean, or host video calls with real mountains as your background.

Here are some of the best Marriott Vacation Club destinations for an office with a view:

Marriott's Phuket Beach Club

WORK SURROUNDED BY TROPICAL LANDSCAPES IN PHUKET

Palm trees ruffle in the breeze, pools shimmer in the sunshine, and tropical blooms fill the air. Remote work at Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club, on Mai Khao Beach, is about as far from the conference room as it gets.

The resort’s two-bedroom apartments are far from your typical home office, too. They offer everything you need to work in comfort — Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and a full kitchen for snacks and meals. These spaces have also been designed with comfort in mind, complete with huge beds, en suite bathrooms with soaking tubs, and balconies to bring the beautiful outside in.

SET UP WITH NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE VIEWS

It’s hard to ignore the views from Marriott Vacation Club Pulse℠, New York City. New York’s iconic skyline surrounds the property, giving you plenty of opportunities to soak in the view.

Spaces throughout the property make the most of its midtown location, from timelessly decorated rooms to the Top of the Strand rooftop bar. Overlooking the Empire State Building, the bar is an inspiring place to get some work done — and a chic spot to unwind with evening cocktails.

BE INSPIRED BY PICASSO’S BIRTHPLACE IN SPAIN

The best remote work destinations cater to your downtime, too. Marriott’s Playa Andaluza has you covered, from the whitewashed, bloom-filled old town of nearby Estepona to Picasso’s birthplace of Málaga, where inspiration drifts from the cobbled streets, museums, and galleries.

There’s plenty to inspire you in and around the resort, too, with Matas Verdes Beach just steps away. When you need to get some work done, the spacious apartments at Marriott’s Playa Andaluza have balconies overlooking the beach or gardens — so it never feels like too much of a chore.

SPREAD OUT IN THE HEART OF SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is a city where it’s normal to see people taking business calls while queuing for a flat white coffee or tapping away on a laptop at lunch. So it’s easy to find a cafe or bar from which to work while staying at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse℠, San Francisco in Fisherman’s Wharf.

You don’t even need to leave the property during the workday. Work from the picturesque outdoor courtyard or your guestroom with an in-room coffee maker and mini fridge to keep you going.

STRIKE THE PERFECT WORK/LIFE BALANCE IN ARUBA

Few places embody fun and relaxation as joyously as Aruba. This makes the tiny Caribbean island perfect for a holiday. It also makes it an idyllic place for a remote work getaway.

Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, on Palm Beach, offers the best of all worlds with plenty of space and stunning views. Get work done on the balcony of your villa with turquoise sea always in sight, or make use of common areas, cafes, and restaurants by the pool or beach.

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club

SOAK UP THE MOUNTAIN SCENERY IN BRECKENRIDGE

What could be more inspiring than waking up to mountain views and enjoying the crisp air with your morning coffee? That’s the daily reality when staying at Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge.

It’s best known as a ski resort, with people flocking to the powdered slopes in winter. Come summer, the crowds melt away with the snow, revealing mountains with wildflower meadows. Whatever the season, the studios and villas at Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge offer a choice of areas from which to work — from the kitchen table to living spaces where picture windows frame glorious views.

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