Business travel can sound stiff with tight flight schedules, business meetings and ironed starched clothes. But one way to make it more comfortable is choosing the right hotel to stay in. As anyone who has had an awful hotel experience can tell you, choosing the wrong hotel can make or break your own professionalism.
Here are the top three considerations to choosing the right hotel:
- Business amenities – Obvious, right? Make sure your hotel has a full choice of professional business services, such as: Internet, printer, fax and copying machine and phone service.
- Location – Choose a hotel that is conveniently located to where you’ll be conducting your business, whether that is business meetings or a conference. If that’s not an option, stick close to the airport for an added convenience on travel days. Next, if you’re not renting a car, consider the variety of restaurants—room service can get old—and public transportation.
- Leisure time – Think about what you want to do during your down time. Is it: Getting pampered at the hotel spa? Staying fit in the workout room? Taking a dive at the swimming pool or sitting in the hot tub? Ordering room service and enjoying a movie? Whatever you choose, be sure to check if your hotel can offer it and if you can put it on the company card.
While Comcast can’t help with the last two considerations, if a hotel has Comcast’s Business Hospitality service, you’ll have a suite—without the price of a hotel suite—of services consisting of Ethernet, Internet, video and voice.
For more advice, check out USA Today’s Business Travel Tips from attire to traveling etiquette.