Why Corporate Serviced Accommodation Is Often Better Than a Hotel

Ask someone to describe what they would consider to be corporate accommodation and they will probably return a description of a generic and somewhat bland hotel room. They may describe the hotel as luxury or five-star but it will inevitably be a hotel room. Anyone travelling on business has much more in the way of corporate accommodation than just a hotel room on offer to them; they just need to be aware of what is out there. Corporate stay apartments offer much more than any hotel ever could, no matter what star rating it has. There are far more benefits to the business traveller when they opt for an apartment over a hotel and these are not just benefits that are reflected in the difference in price.

Whether it is a short term trip or a long term stay, a corporate apartment is undoubtedly the best option. When there is more than just the one representative from the company travelling businesses end up having to cover the extra expense of booking several identical hotel rooms, but by choosing an apartment with multiple bedrooms all of the representatives can stay together, in spacious accommodation, without incurring any extra charges.

The Benefits of Corporate Apartments

Consider the amenities that you are presented with when you are booked into a hotel. Your room will have facilities for making a hot drink, may even contain a coffee machine and if you are lucky you will have a small mini bar style fridge that can hold a pint of milk. Book into an apartment however and you have the facilities of a full kitchen at your disposal including an oven and a microwave as well as a full sized fridge. Rather than being faced with the offerings of a local restaurant and further increasing the cost of his stay and subsequent expenses claim, the traveller can cook his or her own food in their own kitchen when they like and eat in a relaxed atmosphere like they can at home rather than having to be dressed for dinner and face the prospect of eating in a restaurant alone.

Relax and Unwind

Those people who need to travel as part of their job often find that they are never able to truly relax until they get home again. Hotel rooms offer enough space to simply sleep, shower and dress whereas a serviced apartment offers real living space away from the bedroom, a place to sit and eat a home cooked meal and more than enough comfort to be able to kick off their shoes and relax in front of the television after a hard day or if they really must, work on their laptop. Think about the impact that this has on the individual, how much happier, more at ease and ready for work they will be when they can stay in a home away from home.

Seven Amenities Your Business Hotel Needs To Offer

If there is one segment of our population that should earn a reward for the amount of movement they have in their lives, it would be a large portion of the business community. They are constantly moving and shaking, making this world run as efficiently as possible, all the while looking forward to nothing more than a really nice business hotel at the end of the day.

While many hotels try their best not label themselves as catering to a particular group of folks, there is a new trend in the travel industry whereby big names in the accommodation business are catering to business travelers. And rightly so. Just think about how taxing travel can be on the casual traveler who is traveling for leisure & relaxation. Business travelers are on the road nearly everyday, sometimes even seeing a few time zones in one day. They have to maintain a sharp personal look, and be ready to handle a major meeting at a moment’s notice.

When you’ve got that much on your plate, it is nice to know that your hotel has “got your back”. But do they? Many hotels try to tout their available services to the business community so as to drum up business. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing (they are a business, right?), it’s the follow-through that can be mismanaged.

At the end of the day, business travel experts have found that most business travelers just want a few amenities when they book a room. Surprisingly enough, the business elite aren’t too different from the rest of us when it comes to their amenity check-list:

Internet/Wi-Fi – Few things make this old world of ours keep on moving like the internet. Considering how many businesses are trying to go paperless & use 21st century cloud technology, internet service is top priority.

Communication (Fax/Copies) – Even so, having the basic in communication tools like a copier & fax machine are key for any last-minute transfers of information.

Wall Sockets – It’s a simple thing, but when you crawl around on the floor with things to plug in but nowhere to do it, it’s the most important thing.

Dedicated Meeting/Conference Room(s) – Trying to repurpose ballrooms or other types of rooms to make a meeting take place can sometimes backfire.

Recreational Activities On-Site – After a long day, you want to hang out by the pool at your hotel, or maybe even check out a lounge area.

A Free Breakfast Option – If you’re moving and shaking, you need some serious fuel early in the day. Breakfast is where it’s at.

24-Hour Front Desk – You don’t like to think things will go wrong, but you want to be sure that if something goes awry at anytime during the day, or night, you can rely on a dependable front desk to help.

A business hotel can be the ideal place for the weary business traveler to rest their aching bones. For any hotel looking to regularly book this type of traveler, it takes a willingness to understand what the business traveler needs but also how to make it happen.