For the end business user in Maidstone or those visiting the town, the app will seamlessly enable them to locate, book and access discounts from approved host venues – hotels, restaurants, bars and other hospitality outlets.
A key aim of the app is to help support the mental health of employees across a range of sectors by encouraging them to utilise hospitality venues in their local area and reconnect with friends, clients or colleagues.
Nikki Gibson, founder and director of Swurf, said: “We believe our innovative app is a real game-changer for the local hospitality sector and what better business to partner with than Village Hotel in Maidstone.
“We know our subscribers will really welcome the vibrant remote working environment and professional facilities the hotel has to offer.
“Swurf is still in its infancy but is rapidly expanding across the UK as new subscribers and host venues come on board daily.
“Welcoming Village Hotels to the app provides a clear blueprint for other hospitality venues across Maidstone, that struggle to utilise and maximise revenue opportunities within its remote working spaces.”
From Newcastle to Southampton, Village Hotels has carefully selected the venues to be part of the partnership.
The company has recently launched its VWorks programme to reimagine and transform the remote working spaces within all 21 venues involved.
Jamie Hunter, VWorks business ambassador for Village Hotels, said: “Swurf’s entire ethos and aim to connect a growing community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, home and remote workers with hospitality venues like ourselves makes them the perfect partner.
“Through our VWorks initiative at our hotel in Maidstone, we’ve invested heavily in transforming our venues into a really attractive alternative to home working.
“With more local businesses needing greater workplace flexibility for their employees, our hotels are tailored to provide hot desks and private meeting pods through to collaborative presentation facilities. This is underpinned by the unique business community we’ve been able to create in Maidstone via regular networking events and seminars.”