Modern business often involves cooperation between countries. They’re pooling their resources and capabilities to produce better products and services. This approach means the fact that people are permanently involved in business trips abroad as well. And although modern technology allows people to arrange the conferences being in different parts of the world, a personal contact will always remain the most reliable way of negotiation.
This means that a traveller should prepare a suitable place for accommodation and recreation in a foreign country. Imagine that you have to travel to Baku for the purpose of business meetings with local businessmen – does your preparation for the journey end with the flight in this beautiful city at the crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures? Of course not! You should make sure that the hotel in which you will stay will satisfy your every need that may arise away from home. Below is a short list of tips to help you choose and book the perfect hotel for your next business trip.
Always Read The Reviews
The Internet has provided us with an excellent opportunity to share our opinions on any issue with other people. And reviews here are more than ever to the point. Almost always, the guests have something to say about hotel. All you need to do is google “the best hotels” for the area you are going to visit. Write down at least 5 most frequently mentioned hotels, then spend some time reading reviews about them. Make a checklist of the most important conditions for you to quickly find them in reviews. For example, what do they say about the food? Are rooms clean? Is staff friendly?
Pick Hotel With Full List Of Facilities And Services Required.
Remember that you are going neither on vacation nor a business trip and the attitude should be appropriate (at least until you finish everything and have spare time). When choosing a hotel, pay attention to the necessary services and facilities. Are there telephones in the rooms? Is it proposed free and unrestricted access to the internet? What’s about restaurant, bars, coffee shops? Are laundry services offered? Perhaps, a good idea is to hold a business meeting or presentation directly at the hotel and then you will need the services of a conference hall or meeting room.
Find Out Relative Location Of Hotel.
It would be nice to know how the hotel is located regarding the place of negotiation. Certainly, the closer the better for you. At the same time, make sure that hotel is not in the business areas of city that are empty after the end of the day – it will help to relax and avoid the strange sensations in a strange city.
You may prefer to rent a car to get around the city independently. In this case, study the guidelines on the areas that are easy to remember. Pay special attention to this issue when travelling to a country where culture and language are very different from your own.
Usually, hotel is chosen for the price, but if you calculate all your expenses for travelling around the city, then this criterion becomes less obvious, because the hotel with a good location will allow you to avoid unnecessary expenses.
Make Sure That Hotel Is Safe.
In addition to exploring the surrounding area and reviews, the other means to understand that the hotel is right for you is to make sure that access to rooms is difficult for outsiders. It’s good when the hotel has a lot of employees. There are security service and round-the-clock guard. The hotel should be well lit and all workers and visitors should be clearly visible. And another bonus: the access to hotel elevator is possible only using the room key.
Choice And Diversity Of Food.
While working long hours away from home it’s good to know that you always can quickly get quality food at a reasonable price. Make sure that the hotel selected by you offers quality food highly appreciated by other guests, as well as room service. And then, after a long and busy day of business, you can easily relax and enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed atmosphere.
Business travels can be easy as pie or full of stress, so make sure a hotel you choose gives you opportunity to relax. After a busy day, full of negotiations and important contracts, you will thank yourself because you’ve chosen the right place.