The best hotel locations are located within easy reach of shopping, restaurants and other entertainment options. There are three types of business centers that fit this description – the traditional hotel with a multitude of rooms, the premium boutique hotel and the off-site, or “off-site” business centers. Obviously, the hotel with the highest percentage of rooms will be the most expensive. Surprisingly, many of today’s hotels are in prime destinations previously seen as high-end business centers – such as those in downtown London, New York City and Washington, D.C.
Of course, nothing could match the warm, welcoming hospitality of a free hot breakfast. Many of the world’s most famous hotels feature some sort of free wi-fi, cable access and even a complimentary coffee machine. These features appeal to business travelers more than home travelers because they provide peace of mind knowing they will be able to stay awake long into the night without missing a deadline or important meeting. The free hot breakfast is an amazing perk for business travelers on the go who can’t bring themselves to leave home without a cup of coffee. Many of today’s new hotels offer additional amenities like gyms, outdoor pools and fitness centers for those who want to exercise while on the road. For those who are willing to exercise in the comfort of their own rooms, these hotel business centers provide the ultimate in on-site convenience.
Business travelers that need to leave home and take advantage of local attractions should consider staying in a hotel that includes complimentary parking. These guest rooms feature valet parking, free wireless internet, deluxe guest rooms with fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows, walk-in robe rentals and room service. Amenities found in on-site convenience stores are also available in guest rooms; some of the more popular offerings include free hot breakfast, laundry facilities and laundry soap.
Another amenity that is popular among business travelers is a heated outdoor pool. A heated outdoor pool allows guests to swim through the day and stay warm during the night. Many business centers contain heated outdoor pools that are available year-round. A heated outdoor pool may be a welcome amenity to business travelers who enjoy long walks in the evenings. In addition, these business centers contain a self-service laundry room that is usually equipped with a microwave, hair dryer and iron.
Some travelers looking for a comfortable location to explore can try out extended-stay motels. Extended-stay motels are privately owned homes that offer all the comforts of home but may have a separate living area. These guest rooms usually contain a comfortable queen-sized bed, refrigerator, Internet access and complimentary hot breakfast. The cost of extended-stay motels is usually comparable to that of other on-site guest rooms. Many of these homes offer free hot breakfast, laundry facilities and daily maid services as well.
For those traveling with families or small children, there are child-size bedrooms in select hotels. These rooms can be a reward stay or a permanent stay, depending on the hotel’s rules. Some hotels provide cribs, toddler beds, walk-in baths and safety rails in the child’s room. For those traveling with young children, free breakfast and transportation to local attractions and entertainment venues can make staying in a child-size room an appealing option.