Business travel can be stressful. Not only do you have to be away from home for a reason other than leisure, but very often other people are in charge of the trip organisation. This can result in both the transport and accommodation not meeting your standards. However, relying on a specialist business travel agency like Utravel will ensure your business trip will feel a lot more like leisure. Whether you want to have total say in the selection of your travel and accommodation, or you would prefer to leave it to the experts, we can oversee the planning from start to finish.
While business class is usually the preferred mean of transportation for entrepreneurs and professionals, choosing the right accommodation for a business trip can be tricky.
To help you in your search for the perfect place to stay, we have put together a handy guide, with an overview of the best accommodations available and what you should be looking for.
What business accommodation options are available?
But how do you go about sifting through accommodations for your business trip? Depending on your budget, you will be able to access a variety of accommodations – a higher budget will of course unlock a wider range of options – so, here are the best types of accommodation for your business trip.
If you’re looking for high security standards, then hotels are a no brainer. Though it might be the most obvious choice, there is a reason why hotels are still the preferred accommodation for business trips. Comfort and luxury are the key elements of any hotel stay, and that is particularly true for luxury chains like Marriott, InterContinental or Hilton.
But it’s worth considering that hotels are the preferred accommodation of most types of travellers, this includes families and people travelling for leisure. The result is an often loud stay, which might affect your work or sleep. Choosing a more business-focused hotel chain will guarantee a more peaceful stay.
This is a cheaper alternative to hotels but, nevertheless, one that will allow you to have a comfortable stay.
Unlike hotels, short-term rentals give you access to the entire place; that includes bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and study or office (if available). This is particularly useful if you want to avoid eating out or relying on takeaways while on your business trip and it will give you a greater sense of stability and warmth while away from home.
Guesthouses and bed and breakfasts are not conventional choices, however, some people might like the “homely” touch they give a trip. This choice is in fact perfect for a less formal stay, and it will give you the opportunity to get a better understanding of the local area through the host’s knowledge.
Guesthouses and bed & breakfasts however may not always have the same luxury and security you will find in a hotel.
Corporate housing is designed specifically with the needs of business travellers in mind. This option comes fully furnished and equipped with additional services, such as housekeeping and fitness facilities.
More suitable for long-term stays, this will provide you with a comfortable place to stay during your business trip, with all the amenities you may need.
What makes good accommodation for a business trip?
A lot goes into choosing the perfect accommodation for your business trip, from the local amenities to the transportation links. But what makes accommodation a great pick for your business stays?
Great transportation links
Business class travel is usually the preferred transport for business clients, however, finding accommodation that is well-connected is just as important. Depending on the aim of your business trip, you will want to find accommodation that is conveniently located in your area of interest.
For instance, if you’re planning corporate events travel for a convention or other business event, finding accommodation that is close to the venue will be ideal to cut down journey time and allows you to meet other professionals attending the same event in your hotel lobby. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for quieter accommodation, avoid booking too close to key events and instead opt for a more low-key accommodation that is well connected to your area of interest.
Accessible business services
Most hotels will give you access to business tools to help you stay connected and remain productive during your trip. Complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room phones, and a 24/7 business centre can be expected from most hotels. On-site meeting spaces, such as board rooms, are a great addition to any business trip and can be found in most high-end hotels.
Most hotels will also have small board rooms available on demand; these are perfect if you’re planning to host an executive meeting or a larger corporate retreat or training session.
Notable local amenities
Although you’re travelling for business, it’s always a good idea to choose accommodation that is close to the local amenities and hotspots. This way, you can explore the area in your downtime, making your business trip feel a bit more leisurely.
Why should you choose Utravel for your next business trip?
Whether you would like some help in finding the perfect accommodation for your business trip, or you need assistance to plan your entire trip, at Utravel we can help. Our travel agents will guarantee you have an exceptional business trip, with stress-free, relaxed and comfortable travel.
Our team of business travel solution experts can plan complex itineraries for you, securing the best routes and accommodations, so you can focus on your business objectives while we take care of your corporate travel arrangements. Every business professional knows that there’s more to business travel than just booking tickets and accommodation. With Utravel, you can forget the distraction of business travel management thanks to our team’s experience and know-how to anticipate, plan and implement your business trip professionally.
We are not just a travel agency, we are business travel consultants. With a deep knowledge of travel routes and suppliers, we can offer you an unbeatable travel experience according to your specific personal and corporate needs – whilst saving you time and money too.
As your chosen corporate travel experts, we will give you top-notch fast response and stellar customer service, with a dedicated account team on hand to provide alternative routes and accommodations in order to keep your plans on track.
Whether you’re a frequent sole flyer or in charge of block corporate bookings, Utravel is your reliable, trustworthy and professional corporate travel partner. From helping perfect your business travel policies to taking care of the admin, we’ve got your trip covered. Appoint us as your travel agent partner and you can look forward to your first-class trip with complete comfort and confidence. As well as making all of the essential bookings and arrangements, we’ll anticipate your needs at every step of the way, keeping you informed of any changes to your itinerary in real time, whatever the time.
If you’re planning a business trip, choosing the right accommodation is key to ensuring a successful stay. Let us help you with that, call Utravel today.