According to a Work Styles study which polled more than 550 business travellers about their life on the road and the value it has on their business, it suggested that frequent business travellers want room to relax and spread out in. They also want the ability to maintain a sense of routine. The study found that in 47% of cases business travellers reported that they work less effectively when away from the office and home because their accommodation requirements are not being met.
Business travellers expressed their need for comforts, amenities and a routine of home. Corporate travellers are reportedly looking at ways to maximise value for their travel expenditures and their productivity while traveling. With all these needs being expressed what are the alternatives?
There is the availability of serviced apartments in many towns and cities across the UK and many European destinations. Serviced apartments offer spacious living, all the comforts of home and a means to extend travel budgets while meeting your business needs.
What does a serviced apartment offer?
Serviced apartments help improve employee productivity by offering a place to relax, a separate room to sleep, a table to work at and the option to prepare meals as and when required – all meeting the need to maintain a home-away-from-home’ routine. There is space to relax and spread out.
- Reliable Wi-Fi connection – working away from the office means you need to stay connected. A poor or unreliable Wi-Fi connection adds to the stress of travel. Serviced apartments not only offer a dedicated connection, but it is also included in the nightly room rate – so there is no unexpected additional charge. When you make your booking you pay for your stay with no surprises when you hand back the keys!
- More space – there is space to relax on a comfortable sofa with your feet-up watching an interesting documentary, sport channel, a favourite movie or catching up on a Kindle read. There is space to work either at a work station provided or at the dining-room table and there is space to entertain colleagues or clients. The space gives a sense of home comfort and routine, all working towards establishing better productivity.
- Central locations – many serviced apartment providers have established themselves in convenient central locations close to road, rail and even air travel links.
With the key features offered, serviced apartments continually strive to meet the demands of the business traveller to help energise productivity while away from home for a night, a week or more. Not sure what to expect when you book a serviced apartment? There are now quality assessment programmes established to ensure consistency across the industry in basic health and safety requirements, as well as robust operator business practices.
Cotels Serviced Apartments recognise the need to keep up with the pace of change in the business and hospitality industries by maintaining focus on guest and client satisfaction. Our apartments are stylishly furnished, clean and well maintained. Guests are greeted with a complimentary welcoming pack on their arrival. Additional requirements such as bicycle storage are catered for and experienced staff are at the ready to answer any questions related to your stay and the local area.