Your temporary home from home needs to have optimum comfort, WI-FI, a great location and preferably a good bar to return to after a hard day’s work. And if you’re looking to make the most from your work trip, a bit of culture or nightlife on the doorstep wouldn’t hurt. So if you’re adept at dodging crowded platforms, a whizz with temperamental key cards and a connoisseur of the hotel breakfast, here are five more strokes of genius to add to your business stay repertoire.
From free Wi-Fi to parking, business bookers are straight laced with hotel requirements. In fact, location, location, location really is everything, with hotel distance to your meeting being the top priority for work stays. And going hungry isn’t an option either - 73% of you love to make the most of your full English, insisting on stays with breakfast included. LateRooms.com knows what makes business bookers tick, so here’s your job made easier with the best hotels for corporate stays in the busiest business capitals in Europe. We’ve even handpicked hotels with a little something extra so your business trip isn’t all…well, business.
Mercure Hotel, Kensington
The Mercure Hotel in Kensington is only a few minutes' walk away from Earls Court and Gloucester Road tube stations, meaning you have the circle and district lines on your doorstep for getting around the city. And if you get some time to yourself, you’re all set for a little culture with a host of museums on your doorstep – try The Victoria & Albert, the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum. And if you prefer a lie in then why not make use of the meeting rooms and executive suites on site – perfect! From £89 per night
Ainscow Hotel and Spa
This 4* boutique hotel is located just a stone’s throw from the heart of Manchester’s shopping areas, restaurants and theatres. This landmark building strives to capture the essence of Manchester’s northern soul whilst providing a premium hotel experience during your business trip. The incorporation of style, elegance and culture will make you immediately forget the main purpose of your visit and inspire you to go and explore what Manchester has to offer once you’re off duty.
From £70 per night
With cool, stylish rooms, Citizen M will make you feel like you’re on a luxury holiday rather than on business. The award winning hotel, set in the middle of Glasgow, boasts incredible art deco design and luxury facilities to add a touch of class to your work stay. Citizen M even offers a nifty self check-in service on touch screen terminals so no matter what time of the day (or night!) you arrive, you’ll avoid any frustrating issues at reception.
From £75 per night
De Vere Venues Orchard hotel, Nottingham
This city centre hotel isn’t your ordinary business trip stopover. From rooftop terraces, green terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, a Brasserie-style restaurant bar and unique contemporary design throughout, you’ll soon forget your trip is a business one. After a tough day of meetings, turn to the outdoor terrace for an al fresco dining experience or relax with a cold glass of wine in the rooftop garden. Winner of the Best Business Hotel title in the Simply the Guest Awards, Orchard Hotel is conveniently central with easy access to The East Midlands Conference Centre and fantastic transport links to the city centre (2 miles away) and airport (10 miles away).
Hotel Rochester Champs Elysées
MomentsMmmThe Hotel Rochester, in the heart of the infamous Champs Elysées, is the ideal place for mix business with leisure. Super luxurious, the hotel still maintains a welcoming feel to make you feel at home. With the highest quality facilities right on your doorstep you can top and tail your day with the on-site gym (complete with massage room and hammam) and sightseeing in style. Designed to make your trip a as smooth and stress free as possible, Hotel Rochester has everything covered, and if there’s something missing then the Clefs d’Or Concierge are at your entire disposal 24 hours a day to make you feel right at home.
From £198 per night
Thon Hotel sits beside Rogier Square, minutes from the city’s key attractions and business areas. With easy access to the business quarter, it’s also just a stone’s throw from the cultural centre of the city. If it’s a flying visit then you’re in luck, just one tram stop away is the Brussels North Station with direct access to Brussels National Airport. Those of you with the luxury of hanging around, make sure to pay a visit to the top floor fitness room and sauna, which boast stunning panoramic views of Brussels, then finish off a successful trip in style with an evening at the chic “The O Bar”.
From £65 per night
Set in the heart of the city, this hotel is designed to make a business trip as peaceful as possible. The soundproof rooms ensure you’re not disturbed to guarantee a good night’s sleep before that big presentation. Covering all bases, the hotel ensures to accommodate all business traveller needs right down to the smallest details – even the safes have been business trip proofed and are large enough to store your laptop or tablet. And to top it all off, Golden Tulip has added an extra luxury with heated bathroom floors, rain shower and chic, modern décor.
From £65 per night