Are you sick of paying over the odds for hotel accommodation for business travel? For small businesses, accommodation costs can often grow to become an expensive overhead; entrepreneurs must control these costs in order to facilitate long term growth. Serviced accommodation can save new starters a great deal of money and provide additional benefits over traditional hotel travel.
Serviced accommodation can typically cost businesses around 30 per cent less than hotels. With multiple bedrooms and around four times the average space of a hotel room, businesses can save on the costs of renting by the room. For example, if you have a team looking for corporate accommodation in London, they can share a three bedroom apartment for as little as £70 per night per person; a similar hotel room, however, can cost each colleague up to £200.
High level service
Many serviced apartments combine hotel-like services with comfortable, homely living. For example, a 24-hour reception can respond to any queries you may have or provide travel advice and transportation.
Weekly maid and laundry services, offered by many providers, mean you don’t have to worry about cleaning or washing, giving you more time to conduct vital business arrangements. Meanwhile accommodation such as London’s Citadines Holborn apartment also has meeting rooms available on site, allowing you to save the costs of hiring a room elsewhere.
Many apartments can also include things like concierge, dry cleaning and grocery services or multi-lingual staff, perfect for international business travellers requiring additional help.
No hidden costs
Many hotels will now charge you for internet access, sometimes up to £20 per day, as well as the usual premium charges for beverages, room service and restaurants. In most serviced apartments, internet access is provided complimentary, allowing you to work from home without having to worry about your bill.
Having your own apartment means you can enjoy your evenings in a homely environment without feeling restricted by your hotel room. With kitchen facilities you can cook your own food, saving money on expensive restaurants and avoiding the dreaded ‘table for one’ scenario. Spacious lounges also mean you can relax in front of the television after a hard day or entertain colleagues and clients.
Many serviced apartments, like Canary South in Canary Wharf, are located in the heart of business districts, meaning you can cut down on commuting times and spend more time on your required work.
As well as saving you money, serviced accommodation can provide the comfort and flexibility needed to enjoy business trips; this could help lead to a more productive workforce and better organisational performance.