With the arrival of September, the routine returns, business trips and the option of teleworking, also in a hotel. The wheel begins to turn again and it’s time to book transport and accommodation, rent rooms and coordinate meetings.
When planning a trip, accommodation is one of the elements that entails the most headaches. However, taking into account some key points will make this task even entertaining.
To do this, we must bear in mind that generally what business travelers pay most attention to when booking a hotel is cleanliness, location, value for money, sleeping comfort, breakfast offer and the technical team. And in that order.
This statement has been collected in a study carried out by the hotel chain Leonardo Hotels, together with an independent market research company, during the year 2017.
But, although all these aspects are still factors that trigger the final choice, in recent years an almost essential factor has become especially important: having adequate facilities for teleworking. And it is that hotels have become stimulating spaces to work. In addition, business travelers take advantage of the flexibility offered by these spaces to make a getaway, thus activating the workationan increasingly upward trend and possible thanks to the option to work offered by many accommodations.
What does a client look for to telecommute in a hotel?
To do this, the experts at BizAway, a corporate travel agency, bring you the elements that their clients take into account when choosing destinations, in order to obtain a successful itinerary with which to optimize time wherever you go.
Without a doubt, the scaleup experts emphasize that the most important thing is to define the objective of the corporate trip, since it conditions all aspects of the trip. Once the reason for the transfer has been defined, the experts highlight four key elements that you must take into account when choosing accommodation during the business trip:
1. Location, a key aspect
The choice of accommodation is probably the star element of the business trip, and at the same time the one that will guarantee success or failure. And not only if you rest well or not. Choosing it correctly will allow us to save time during the stay to get the most out of it.
Without a doubt, what will mark the perfect location of an accommodation when traveling on business is its proximity to fairs, congresses, the city center or even the congress palace.
This aspect, experts say, is of special importance, since generally where these emblematic points of the city are located is where, in turn, all the economic and financial activity of the place takes place.
Staying in the core of the central action of the city you go to is essential to be close to the contacts or potential relationships for which we have come to the place. In addition, being in the central point of a city is the perfect option to generate networking and even have multiple options to eat, and therefore create perfect meetings, since the distances are usually short and fast in the middle of any urban axis. .
2. Space facilities
Another element to take into account when choosing the hotel to stay in is the infrastructure of the accommodation. The common goal of any business trip is to work, so it is important to have the facilities that facilitate this activity. For this reason, when choosing a hotel, business travelers should take a good look at the spaces they provide inside.
Meeting rooms with sufficient capacity, specific spaces for business meetings, having an internet access point (as well as its quality) and even a copy service in the hotel, to attend to any need of the attendees, are all aspects to value to guarantee a remote work space that is comfortable and practical even when away from the usual place. Having exclusive areas in the hotel grounds where you can work is the perfect option to be able to fulfill all your work responsibilities from a distance, without giving up the pleasure of discovering all the corners of the destination in which you find yourself.
3. Internal transfer
Sometimes, during a trip, it is used to visit more than one client, having the obligation to travel to multiple points during the stay. For this reason, it is important to take into account the fast and flexible connectivity that exists from the hotel, as well as to be aware that travel will become an additional cost and time to take into account during the stay.
4. Complementary services
Multiple hotel chains or accommodation companies offer special agreements for business travelers, this is undoubtedly a factor to take into account when planning the trip. In addition, sometimes complementary services are included that allow you to obtain a comprehensive experience when it comes to corporate travel.
Some of the additional services range from private parking, menus adapted to users’ time needs and even price deductions for companies. All these elements are what make it easier and more pleasant to travel with responsibilities to attend to.