Special Features:

Working remotely

Special Features:

Working remotely

24 February 2021
Working remote

5 tips for working remotely

It’s not always easy to maximise your productivity while working remotely. For some, remote work can be more challenging to get right than a typical desk job. But with a little planning, you can figure out how it can work best for you. Whether you’re new to working remotely or just need a refresher, here are five tips to help you do great work no matter where you are.

Create a workspace

If you designate a specific area to get work done, it is easier to stay mentally focused. Find an area with good natural lighting if at all possible and locate it as far away as possible from common sources of noise. Your environment should make you feel motivated and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

Over communicate

Communication is more important when working remotely since you are not in an office where people can see you. Trust is crucial for remote teams to work well effectively, and without proper communication that trust can break down easily. Make sure to set a regular time to check in with your boss or colleagues throughout the day or week.

Develop a routine

When working remotely, you may not be able to stick to your old office routine exactly, but you should still create a structure to your day. It can be very helpful to create a ritual to mark the beginning and end of your workday. Make a to-do list so you can identify what you need to accomplish and focus on that day.

Take time for self-care

If you’re feeling exhausted, tired, anxious or overloaded with work, rest and take some time to relax to help you reduce stress and feel less crazed. Try to get outside for some fresh air when you can. Make sure to create blocks in your schedule to eat healthy, nutritious meals and if possible commit to a fitness routine.

Get a change of scenery

If you find yourself in a position to work from anywhere, why not upgrade your work space and view by working remotely from a GHA DISCOVERY hotel or resort. The change of scenery can inspire you, plus you can receive benefits that will improve your workday. At a resort or hotel, you’re not limited to your room to work. You may find yourself more comfortable on a balcony, in the lobby bar, or even under a poolside cabana. Want to find the perfect GHA DISCOVERY hotel or resort near you for remote working? Explore here.

24 June 2020

Expand your destination knowledge

Our inaugural GHA DISCOVERY Travel Trivia via Instagram Stories had just concluded and it was a huge hit! Twenty trivia questions were featured with topics ranging from geography and cuisine to history and destinations. Hundreds of our followers participated, and one lucky GHA DISCOVERY member who got the most correct answers was chosen to win a special prize courtesy of JA Resorts & Hotels.

In case you missed it, here are some of the trivia featuring your favourite GHA DISCOVERY hotels and resorts. Read on, quench your desire to learn more about the world around you, and stay tuned for the next GHA DISCOVERY Travel Trivia edition.

Divani Palace Acropolis:
A timeless hotel built on Ancient Ruins

The Divani Palace Acropolis​ in Greece enjoys a priceless location right by the world-famous Acropolis. With its 5-star service, this is the perfect place to savour Athens' fascinating history.

Your journey into the past begins in the hotel basement with a part of the ancient city walls, built under Themistocles, a prominent Athenian general in Ancient Greece. In the basement, guests will find a glass wall displaying a part of the Themistocles Wall which was built for protection after the Plataean battles in 479 B.C.

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana: Cuba's first European-style shopping arcade

Originally built between 1894 and 1917 as the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana​​ is situated in the heart of the old Havana with a direct view of the Capitol and the Great Theatre of Havana and amidst UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This five-star luxury hotel comprises 246 well-appointed rooms, including 50 suites, where guests can lounge after a stroll through the fascinating and historic city of Havana. Nearby attractions include the Gran Teatro de La Habana, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and Central Park, all within walking distance from the property.

Corinthia London: A hotel with an intriguing past

The ever opulent and chic Corinthia London​​ is located in a meticulously restored Belle Epoque building built in 1885. ​ The building has quite a history, serving as the home of Great Britain’s government offices in World War I, and in World War II it was an official spy agency, complete with secret tunnels that connected beneath London.

Today, the property boasts a surplus of opulent flourishes, from the Baccarat chandeliers (the spectacular ‘Full Moon’ caps the lobby) and original artwork in public spaces to the elegantly-appointed rooms. The hotel has almost 300 revamped guestrooms, with 47 suites, some with decks overlooking some of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort: Breathtaking backdrop for Star Wars

Nestled in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa desert in the Rhub Al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara​ is situated in the largest expanse of uninterrupted sand desert in the world. The area also provided the backdrop to a number of scenes in the movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

The hotel derives its name from an Arabic phrase which means ‘the Mirage Palace’. The intricate design of the property was inspired by desert fortresses from the area. Designed on a crescent-shaped dune, each of Qasr Al Sarab’s 154 guestrooms and 52 villas all face the west, so every guest can enjoy unobstructed desert sunrise and sunset views.

Capella Singapore: The venue of the historic Trump-Kim Summit

A luxurious resort nestled amid the lush Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore​ was the perfect stage for the historic negotiations between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, held last 12 June 2018.

Originally built in the 1880s to house the British Officers of the Royal Artillery and their families, the hotel opened in 2009, and was designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster. Aside from the peacocks that roam its scenic grounds, the hotel as a massive collection of about 900 artworks, representing more than 200 artists from 15 countries.

Divani Meteora Hotel: Luxury at the base of a heritage site

Situated next to the iconic rocks of Meteora, in the charming village of Kalambaka, Greece, Divani Meteora Hotel​ boasts modern architecture, state-of-the-art amenities, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

The hotel offers a stunning locale from which one can experience the natural wonders of the world, practically in front of their room window. With its ideal location at the foot of the Meteora, a majestic rock formation included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and home to one of the largest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, Divani Meteora Hotel is a destination that is truly worth visiting.

Corinthia Budapest: Five-star luxury with a rich history

Corinthia Budapest​ reflects the city’s glamourous history with 21st-century luxury and refinements. Formerly known as the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, the hotel was originally built in 1896 to commemorate the Hungarian Millenium. Today, the exterior looks much the same as it did 120 years ago.

The hotel’s central location makes it the perfect base for exploring Budapest. The famous ​ Andrássy Avenue is only a few minutes away, and a walk further down will have you overlooking the Danube. The hotel has 440 rooms which include 26 luxury or ‘royal residences’. The mosaic floor, countless columns, and surrounding wrought ironwork add to the grandeur of this opulent and historic hotel.

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