Many people who regularly travel on business say they miss the comforts and conveniences of being at home. It doesn’t take long for the novelty of staying in hotels to wear off and many begin to crave home-cooked food, being able to eat breakfast in their PJs, and having the facilities to wash their socks without worrying about whether the hotel laundry service is covered by expenses.
It does seem incredible that staying in a place where everything’s done for you isn’t as appealing as being in a situation where you have to do it all yourself, but, ultimately, on a longer-term basis, most of us prefer to be left alone to do our own thing.
So if you are booking accommodation for a longer business trip, consider using a serviced apartment rather than a hotel to provide business travellers with a home away from home.
There are many advantages to renting a town centre serviced apartment and the main one is the price. While a luxury serviced apartment is around the same cost per night as a mid-range hotel for one person, if you have two colleagues travelling together you could halve your accommodation bill yet still provide them with a separate bedroom each.
They will also have the benefit of a communal living room/kitchen area where they can cook and eat meals, relax and watch TV, or sit at the table and do some work.
With a fully equipped kitchen, your staff will save your company even more money by not having to eat out for every meal – which could provide additional health benefits too!
They will also have the facilities they need to wash their own clothes, which will cut down significantly on laundry expenses.
Each one of our apartments also comes with its own dedicated parking space – many London hotels do not offer this facility as part of the room rate, leaving many travellers with the expense of using public car parks.
In addition, all our North London serviced apartments have good access to public transport with links to Central London.
The only possible downside is that we do ask for a minimum booking of five nights, but if you need to put staff up for long periods, that isn’t going to be a problem.