The choice of a hotel for a business trip is not the same as for a tourist trip. The needs of a business traveler are, indeed, different from those of a vacationer. What are the criteria to be taken into account in order to choose the right accommodation?
The location of the hotel and transport
The proximity of the hotel with the train station or airport should be considered, but also the exhibition spaces if you move for a lounge or meeting if you multiply your meetings. You do not have time to waste on public transport. Check that the hotel is well served by metro, bus or tram and that you are at most 15 minutes from the places you intend to go.
The calm and comfort of the hotel
Having a comfortable bed in a room with good sound insulation is one of the best ways to recharge your batteries after a busy day. Without necessarily opting for a luxurious hotel, privileging a minimum of comfort is essential so that your business trip does not become a tiring thought.
Business services offered by the hotel
When you’re on a business trip, you often need a good Internet connection, or a printer or scanner. For group travel, a meeting room will often be a real plus.
Thus, choosing a business hotel with these essential amenities may be crucial if you do not want to spend your free time in a café with wifi…
Depending on the length of your stay, you may be happy to relax in a spa or gym. Keep moments off, in fact, it is essential to start the day off right or to be able to decompress after several meetings. These “little luxuries” will be very valuable if your trip lasts two days or more.
Breakfasts and meals
Nothing is like a good quality breakfast to start the day! For a choice, choose hotels that offer an all-you-can-eat buffet with a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and sweet and savory food. Good to know: on OUI Business, the price displayed are taken into account with the breakfast.
Being able to dine on the spot may also be a good selection criterion, especially if you are in somewhat isolated area: you will not need to go out to look for a restaurant once you have returned to your hotel.
Hotel or apart-hotel?
Beyond two nights, you may prefer a part-hotel to feel a little more like home. You will have more space and you will be free about schedules and meals – you can enjoy dining out but not necessarily lunch and dinner.