Beyond the spa: WATG emphasizes holistic design

Hotel Business

November 2017

People are busier than ever—or, at least, it seems that way. Instead of technological advances freeing up more time, people are left starving for leisure and connection. Sleeping with smartphones tucked under pillows, being tethered to the office unable to fully disconnect, and sneaking peeks at a mobile device during family dinner is the new reality—and it’s having an impact on one’s health and happiness.

Loneliness is a global epidemic, due in part to social media, technology and hot-desking—random desk assignments—making it easier to avoid real-life relationships and creating less face-to-face interaction, according to findings in a white paper produced by global design firm WATG (Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo), based here.

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