If you find yourself, or your staff, looking for business travel accommodation in Milton Keynes more frequently these days, there’s a good reason. Because, according to a report by Experian, Milton Keynes is one of the leaders in the UK’s economic recovery and number one for office property growth outside the M25. It’s also one of the fastest growing business centres in Europe.
In other words, Milton Keynes (most popularly referred to as MK) is buzzing with business opportunities. And now that Satellite Navigation systems have come along to save us from all those identical roundabouts and that constant feeling of déjà vu as you pass the concrete cows for the sixth time, there’s no reason not to get your top team down there and touting for business. It’s right on the M1 and equidistant from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge – so an ideal base for a sales drive.
You could, of course, put the team up in a pub. Milton Keynes has plenty, including the Cock Hotel and Bull Inn that reputedly led to the expression “a cock and bull story”. But if you’re serious about doing business in Milton Keynes, there is a much more efficient and relaxing way to do it.
Accommodation specialist, Cotels, has a wide range of serviced apartments for corporate travel right in the Milton Keynes town centre; from bijou double-bedded studios to a luxury penthouse suite with three double and twin bedrooms with views on to a private roof garden. All Cotels serviced apartments have fully fitted modern kitchens with dishwashers and washer/dryers, luxury linen and towels, satellite or Freeview TVs, free unlimited broadband, plenty of space for meetings and free parking. For longer stays there is a weekly housemaid service included.
Serviced apartments only apply to stays of more than two or three days, but, especially for a group of staff, the value is unbeatable. A group of six sharing the penthouse apartment, for example, would be paying less than £35 each per day.
But the saving is not just on the daily rate. For business travel accommodation, serviced apartments have many other advantages.
- Firstly they provide more space and more facilities than a standard hotel room. That means staff can self-cater and manage their own laundry – saving massively on hotel extras.
- As well as high speed broadband, most of the apartments have spacious dining facilities that double as a perfect boardroom for meetings.
- And the standard of finish and furnishings would do any head office proud. Leaving aside the savings in hiring meeting rooms, the impact and benefits of bringing a client to your own high spec meeting space is immeasurable.
- Location is also important and Cotel’s serviced apartments are all right in the centre of the town within walking distance of the train station and all central amenities. So, whether it’s travel, entertainment, shopping or eating out, the choices are all on the doorstep.
So, if you’re serious about doing business in Milton Keynes, forget hotels and pubs and go for the choice that will cost you less and give you a lot more. You can’t beat serviced apartments for corporate travel, especially when there is work to be done.
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