When you travel for business, you'll occasionally be told by your manager what hotel you'll be staying at. In other cases, you'll need to book your own hotel—which gives you the opportunity to ensure that it will specifically suit your needs.
In addition to the obvious things such as making sure that the hotel is located a short distance from where you'll be attending a conference or a series of meetings, there are a handful of other things to check on in advance. Most of these features will be listed on any hotel's website. Here are some things that are handy for business travelers looking for places to stay.
On-Site Business Center
An on-site business center is a useful amenity for business travelers. While you might be traveling with your own laptop computer and thus not require any of the business center's computers, you may find a need for the center's printers or photocopiers. After all, you're likely not traveling with a printer.
Instead of having to scramble in a city you might not be familiar with to find a print/copy center, you can simply take care of your needs in the business center. For example, if you've made changes to some notes for a presentation you'll be giving, you can print out a fresh, updated copy before you head off to your meeting.
Many hotels that cater to the business crowd have on-site or off-site cleaning services to take care of their guests' laundry needs. This is handy if you're traveling light; for example, if you packed only one suit for your business trip because you didn't want to check any luggage on the plane, you'll be in a predicament if you spill ketchup on your lapel at dinner on your first night. Instead of panicking, you can arrange to have the suit jacket picked up and cleaned overnight so that it's ready to wear in the morning.
While it's true that many types of travelers will enjoy using a hotel's athletic center, this amenity is highly desirable for business travelers. For people enjoy getting in a short workout before a day of meetings; activity in the morning can be ideal for reducing any stress you may be experiencing, for example. Additionally, if you're stuck sitting in a meeting all day, you may love the idea of jogging on a treadmill or taking a swim in the pool at your hotel at the end of the day.Share
9 March 2017
When I started traveling a lot for work, I assumed that the best thing about any hotel was the pool. I would go out to dinner someplace close to the hotel every night, and simply watch TV or sit in the hot tub. However, after talking with a friend of mine, I discovered that hotels offer a lot more than I thought. My friend asked me to try room service and to rent movies in my hotel room. It was incredible to learn all of the tricks to staying in a hotel, and I want to share them with you. As you travel, remember the articles on this website.