Traveling for business can be interesting and invigorating, but all that time spent away from home or the office can you leave you hankering for ease and convenience. Below are our pick of the top 6 amenities you should look out for when booking a hotel to ensure you have a productive – and enjoyable – business trip.
- A good restaurant
Most hotels will offer facilities to grab a quick dinner, but dining services can be quite basic, and often the selection of food offered is limited to meals that can be easily heated up by employees. Try searching for hotels that promote their restaurant as a separate entity open to non-guests and use chefs to prepare real meals. Many hotels will have a well-known chain attached that will also be reliable for a bite to eat.
- Room service
If you are getting in to your hotel late after a long journey the thought of getting out again and searching for something to eat can be off-putting, so check your hotel has good room service options that run 24-hours so you can get comfy and place an order to be delivered straight to your room whenever you might be ready to eat.
- A gym
Regular business travel can wreak havoc with your workout regime, so check your hotel has a good gym that you can use to maintain your fitness whilst you’re away from home, particularly if you are going to be away for longer periods of time and sitting at a desk most of the day.
- Laundry service
This is a real godsend for longer stays, and most hotels will now offer this service in some form or another so you can keep your clothes fresh and work-ready. It may be that you bag up your clothes and send them with the concierge to be laundered, or many long-stay hotels now offer self-service washing facilities so you can take care of your laundry at a time that suits you and at a fraction of the cost.
- Pool and spa
During a stressful, demanding business trip you deserve some R&R, so look for hotels that have a pool, sauna, and steam room facilities so you can relax and unwind after the pressures of the day. If the hotel offers spa facilities then book yourself in for a stress-relieving massage to help ease the tensions of your trip and leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed and ready to tackle whatever the day has to throw at you.
- Office area
If you need to work on an important document or even just check email while you are away from your usual workplace then a designated office area in a hotel can be a real advantage, especially if you would rather keep your room a designated work-free zone. Many will include desktop computers (in case you don’t want to drag a laptop around on your travels) and printing facilities.
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