The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famously quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.” Well, if you are anything like me you understand that change is hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting a new entrepreneurial adventure, relationship, or just trying almond milk for the first time in your morning coffee. These are the type of uncharted waters that the San Diego based sales team for Hornblower Cruises and Events found themselves floating in a few months ago.

The Issue: Displaced Workers at Current Office Space

Due to construction and repair work at their on-land venue, The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, a hand full of employees were in dire need of a temporary base of operations and workspace to continue company business.

Hornblower home offices in San Diego The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

The Solution: Premium Co-Working Space at Downtown Works

It was all hands on deck as the DTW team worked diligently to help accommodate and extend a virtual life-preserver to keep the team on-track and safe from drowning in unread emails and missed meeting requests. The flexibility of co-working remotely from a shared community space was just the thing to anchor and motivate the team.

Downtown Works Co-Working Space in Little Italy

“Our time at Downtown Works was a wonderful experience! I loved the sense of community. From the lunch and learns, to the happy hours, to simply getting to know our friendly neighbors. The downtown location was amazing for rejuvenating walks and fun lunch options. I loved bringing my dog to work! The team there, specifically Ana, Candace, and Sofia were so kind and helpful. They were always planning fun ways to bring everyone together like boutique pop up shops or weekly stretching on the roof.”

Sophie Shrader – Marketing Manager, Hornblower Cruises and Events

“I really enjoyed my time at Downtown Works. From coconut lattes to the variety of workspace options and friendly staff. Best of all, our experience at Downtown Works carried over into our permanent work location at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue where they are making modifications for a more comfortable and activity-based workspace with additional amenities.”

Patti Schick – Marketing Assistant, Hornblower Cruises and Events

Hornblower Cruises and Events staff at Downtown Works

Hornblower Cruises & Events is a treasured attraction on San Diego Bay, featuring dining cruises, sightseeing tours, and unforgettable weddings and corporate events. With seven distinct yachts and one historic land venue available, Hornblower provides exceptional customer service to over 250,000 passengers each year. For more information on booking these incredible destination cruises and events with Hornblower visit them online at

Hornblower cruising the San DIego bay

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