What Business Travellers Love About Serviced Apartmentsby Elliott Troop Marketing Manager
Corporate travel is open for business again and lockdown is slowly easing, with the world’s economies loosening restrictions to prepare everyone for the “new normal”. But while corporate travel gets back to its feet, many companies have reduced budgets and need new travel accommodation solutions for their employees abroad.
Serviced apartments are the go-to choice for business travellers in this new world, and there are many reasons why. If you’re a corporate booker or a corporate traveller that’s looking to manage corporate travel budgets while still delivering the highest quality accommodation for employees, then you need to know what business travellers love about serviced apartments:
If there’s one thing that business travellers love, it’s more space to unwind after a long day in the office, plodding business lunch and exhausting network events. On average, a serviced apartment is 40% larger than a hotel room. What does this mean? It means features like a living room, a fully equipped kitchen to cook meals and even a laundry facility are a definite. This larger space makes the serviced apartment feel like home, as opposed to a hotel room that never feels like a space you can enjoy indefinitely.
When business travellers arrive, they want a space that has everything they need. They don’t want to be going somewhere else to when their apartments should already have what they need. And with serviced accommodation, guests have everything they need for short or long term stays in their chosen destination. From the likes of a fully equipped kitchen to free Wi-Fi, a cosy living area, a flat screen TV, a sublime sleeping space and the possibility of a balcony with stunning views across the skyline, returning to a serviced apartment at the end of a long slog is as rewarding as walking back into a guest’s own home. It’s no wonder that big corporations choose serviced apartments for their staff - they know that they’re paying for a space that is relaxing for their mental state.
And then there’s the addition of gyms, rooftop decks, barbecue pits, swimming pools and other things that add a touch of finesse that makes any short or long term stay one to enjoy. The apartment makes a business traveller feel at home, but these cool benefits make them feel like they’re on vacation too.
Close to office spaces and networking events
Quite often, business travellers need their accommodation to be close to their office, meeting facilities or near to a network event’s hired space. For example, when the Edexcel space in London holds the Business Travel Show, employees will need a space that’s close to the premises to save on travel expenses etc. With serviced apartments, they are centrally located and can be booked close to essential corporate headquarters, either a few minutes away or in the same area/neighbourhood. Wherever a corporate guest needs to be, the right serviced accommodation portfolio will put them in the right area for their short or long term stay.
Ease of access to public transportation
Another perk with serviced apartments being centrally located is that they will close to public transportation networks across the world’s major cities. The last thing that business travellers want is a long commute to the office. They want a fast and simple commute that puts their needs first and enables them to get from A to B with as little hassle as possible. Thankfully, serviced accommodation can be found close to all transport networks. Whether it’s close to the New York and Paris subways or the London Underground, business travellers can stay in the best cities and their top neighbourhoods and still get the office and events with ease.
Travel accommodation solutions need to be global in this day and age. With the business world more interconnected than ever, it’s long stay travellers need solutions in all the top financial centres that set the pulse of the global economy. Serviced apartments can be found and booked in all the key corporate cities; London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Frankfurt and Dublin are just some of the cities that deluxe serviced accommodation can be booked.
Business travellers like reliability with their chosen provider. They want to be treated like the first-class client they are. Professional service, fast bookings, friendly guest services staff and a reservations team that goes above and beyond. With serviced accommodation providers like TheSqua.re, they get just that - a first-class and award-winning experience from start to finish in every popular destination.
Compared to the rates of hotels, business travellers can save so much more when they choose serviced accommodation over hotels - which is why they’re always booking them! Think of seasonal hotel rates, and the chances are most eyes would pop out. With serviced accommodation, business travellers and corporate bookers know that they can get the perfect rate for the time of year and have an advantageous space that they can call home.
TheSqua.re is busy creating new technologies that make corporate bookings and stays simpler and easier. With platforms like aPerfectStay, TheSqua.re is ensuring that the serviced accommodation industry opens up safely after OCVID-19, with the technology helping TheSqua.re and other users to guarantee the cleanliness of their apartments, ensure it abides by WHO/CDC guidelines and keep guests safe and secure within the “new normal”. With apps like TheSquare.AI as well, a corporate booking platform that enables corporate bookers to manage budgets, shortlist their favourite apartments and enjoy a faster booking process, it’s no wonder that business travellers choose serviced accommodation solutions - they come with all those little extras that put them first.
Post COVID-19 reliability
With the new world coming into fruition after months of lockdown and uncertainty, corporate travellers want a travel accommodation solution that puts their health and safety first. While the technology from TheSqua.re mentioned above helps to fight against the virus, the setup of serviced accommodation also helps. With self check-ins and distance from others easy to maintain, corporate travellers are now choosing serviced apartments as the best way to travel the world on business and stay safe.
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