It is often a daunting task to search for the most appropriate hotel for the new business travellers.
When travelling in a group , attending a meeting or creating their own event- business travellers require attention to details, high level of service, comfort and connivence.
Often many booking sites cater for leisure traveller, and do not offer as much information as needed by the business traveller.
Here are our top tips on selecting a perfect hotel for your group accommodation or event FOR NEW BUSINESS TRAVELLERS:
Often hotels will mislead you, suggesting they are based near “city centre” . However, when you check the exact location , you are disappointed to find out the hotel is based some 10KM OUTSIDE THE CITY CENTRE . It might be ok when you are travelling with friends or family to explore the city’s public transport but when you are on a schedule…the hotel better be close and easily accessible. This is crucial -especially if you are travelling with your clients or guests.
We understand you are excited about going away and travelling on business to another country. Especially the warm ones, that offer sun and sand but..you should still be careful when selecting a hotel. Some hotels do not have meeting rooms, business centres or other facilities which are crucial for experienced business travellers. Some hotels are purely designed for holiday makers (leisure travel) and families.
It might seem fabulous but trust us…it will not be when you are trying to file a report in your room and all you can hear are a bunch of screaming children running through the corridors.
Not all hotels around Europe offer FREE and reliable internet connection (Especially London) . You should always check the policy and the speed regarding your wi-fi.
This is hugely important when travelling in group or organising an event at the selected hotel- often times the wi-fi will be offered as free of charge, only for the organiser (while other attendees are required to pay).
Some countries like Ireland are really good and offer fast, free and reliable connection to all the hotel guests and all event managers and participants. However, do not assume things are the same as in your country or city. The wi-fi connection speeds and costs at hotels still vary significantly throughout Europe.
If you are organising a large customer event or need to book group accommodation- you have a lot of things to consider and a lot of details to corss-check. Use the help of professionals. Their local connections and trusted relationships with suppliers will enable you to access better offers. Furthermore , venue and hotel sourcing professionals (like us) will have experience and knowledge and suggest better options. They will take care of all the aspects of your booking, while providing support. You will be able to concentrate on what is really important .
Never book a hotel for an event or group stay, simply by reading about it on the internet . Use the help of professionals -unless you want to end up with some uncomfortable or innapprotiate space.
Food is our fuel so make sure the dinning options at your chosen property are good and the quality offered is high.
You might not have time to go into town to dine and wine. Remember- you are there on business and the days are packed with work and activities. Often you might feel tired and wish to eat at the hotel (or order room service). Make sure the dining options and offers are really good at your hotel. There is nothing more disappointing than untasty and unhealthy food. Many 4 star hotels , which would be expected to have a good restaurant and options -DO NOT have them . On the other hand, there are certain hotel chains and brands (4 star and 5 star ) known from serving the best food int he industry (including rich and fabulous breakfast) for the same price. We recommend NH hotels .
NO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STAY AT LUXURY HOTELS TO HAVE ACCESS TO GOOD RESTAURANTS AND FOOD.
We hope you will always consider these tips before searching and booking a hotel for your business travel and events. If you need a professional assistance let us know