Choosing the right hotel accommodations is an important part of business travel.Â Of course youâ€™ll want the rooms to be clean and comfortable, but, beyond that, what should you look for to create the best business travel experience for you and your team?Â Here are a few essentials youâ€™ll always want in any hotel you choose for a business trip.
Before booking any hotel for business travel youâ€™ll want to inquire about the size of the conference room.Â A conference room with a big table and space to work can make completing complex projects easier, allow you to meet with your team outside of someoneâ€™s hotel room, enable you to host an unexpected meeting with new connections, and other options like these that are otherwise impossible without a large conference room at your hotel.
Another important feature you may want to look for when youâ€™re choosing a hotel for business travel is a deluxe hotel business center.Â Many hotels have a printer, fax machine, and a computer to use as part of their business center.Â Although this can be sufficient, other hotels provide a deluxe business center with extras like a copier, shipping support, and even an assistant to help with calls, emails, and other small duties like these while youâ€™re there which can be a huge help.
Although it might seem like every hotel offers it, be sure to ask about free, in room wireless internet access before you book your room(s).Â When youâ€™re traveling for business you definitely wonâ€™t want to go to the hotel lobby, or off site to get online.
An in room desk and office chair is also a must when choosing a hotel for business travel.Â You donâ€™t want to have to sit on your bed to review your presentation or video chat with your boss.Â When you have an in room desk though you have a comfortable, organized area to work whenever you need it throughout your stay.
In addition to all these on site amenities, youâ€™ll also want the hotel you book to be in an easy to reach location in relation to all your business travel destinations.Â This may mean youâ€™ll want it near the airport, or it may mean the best location is nearest the conference center; this will all depend on your trip.Â But, youâ€™ll save a great deal on transportation costs, time, and traffic headaches if you consider where youâ€™ll be going and the best overall location for your hotel.
If youâ€™re lucky enough to find a hotel with all of these features, itâ€™s perfect for business travel and you should book it right away!Â Itâ€™s more likely however that youâ€™ll find two or three of these amenities at each hotel you contact.Â In this case, youâ€™ll need to decide which are the most important for your personal business trip to be a success, then, choose that hotel and begin making your travel plans.
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