Serviced apartments are a fantastic accommodation solution for business travellers. Here we remind you why serviced apartments are great when work comes into the mix, and showcase how you can get a guaranteed accommodation solution as a business traveller by choosing one of our five London Citadines apartments.
Why serviced apartments are great for business travellers
Business travel isn’t the same as leisure travel. Your requirements of your accommodation are different. Life living out of a suitcase in a hotel can get tiresome quickly – it certainly doesn’t offer the same excitement as holiday travel does. Then there’s the laptop juggle when you need to do some work outside of an office environment. Hotel travel for business travellers isn’t ideal.
However, there are some benefits to hotel accommodation, for example, having housekeeping and somewhere to grab a coffee on site.
Serviced apartments bring the best of hotels and add in some extra benefits, especially where business travellers are concerned. If you choose serviced apartments which are designed specifically with business travellers in mind, like the London Citadines apartments, then you really capitalise on these benefits.
Our top benefits of serviced apartments for those travelling for work are:
· Flexibility and versatility
With a serviced apartment, you get exactly what you need. There’s no ‘making do’. They are a home-from-home with separate bedroom and living areas, as well as a kitchen area so that you can cater for yourself or guests if you wish. You can use hotel-level services, such as housekeeping. Wi-Fi and telephone should be par for the course. There will be options as well for short and medium term stays, meaning that whatever length your business trip, you can get what you need.
What business travellers definitely need over the leisure traveller is space. Whether you need somewhere to invite a client, or you need to be able to work in the evening, you need considerably more space than a traditional hotel room allows. With space to rest, entertain, eat and work, a serviced apartment has it all. This is particularly vital for business travellers who are in a new city for more than a day or two.
Hotel stays for business travellers very quickly become very expensive. It’s simply not an economical way to enable your workers to visit prime locations. Serviced apartments are considerably more cost-effective. Indeed, you can expect to get considerably more space and comfort for your money than in a hotel. Nonetheless, all utilities etc. are included, so it’s not as complex as renting.
Why choose Citadines London serviced apartments?
Browse our listings and you’ll see that there’s a huge range of choice when it comes to choosing a serviced apartment in London. So, how can you choose an ideal serviced apartment for your London business trip?
A safe bet is to choose a Citadines aparthotel. These bring you all the comforts and luxury of a private accommodation with the benefits of a hotel, in the area of London you need to be in. You can live, work and play all in the same place. Citadines is a name that’s trusted the world over, with 175 properties in 26 countries.
Check out the 5 London Citadines apartments we offer:
Citadines London Islington is found in north London in the bustling and lively residential area of Highbury and Islington. It’s a ten minute walk from Angel tube station. Close to Emirates Stadium and within reach of central London attractions, Citadines Islington suits many different travellers.
There are various different types of apartment here to suit the business traveller. The Studios are ideal for quick stays, whereas the Deluxe apartments are a comfortable option for longer trips. All come with super-fast Wi-Fi and weekly housekeeping. There’s a reception, much like a hotel, as well as business centre services, and a fitness area. Breakfast, laundry and dry cleaning are available if you want them.
South Kensington is a central area of London popular for its luxury accommodation. If you stay here for business, you’ll be able to nip to places like Harrods, Kensington Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall and The Natural History Museum in your free time.
Again, there’s a 24h reception desk and concierge, weekly maid service and your apartment comes with its own kitchen. Wi-Fi and a direct dial phone are included. There’s a gym available and you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are several tube stations within half a mile.
Beautifully and stylishly appointed, the Citadines London apartments in Holburn are ideally centrally located. They are found just a short walk from Covent Garden and are particularly suitable for business travellers who need close access to The City, where much of London’s business is located. The area is awash with things such as restaurants and pubs, as well as art galleries and shops.
Here you’ll benefit from the service of a hotel, such as the reception, along with more flexibility. Again, there’s a gym on site and you benefit from your own kitchen space. The lounge areas in the apartments are very comfortable and well-appointed included LCD TVs with cable access and a music system.
Citadines London Barbican is ideal for business travellers who want to be right in the heart of the City – London’s financial hub. There are 120 studio apartments available and 9 larger apartments. They are fully-equipped, with the benefits of an apartment, such as dishwasher and microwaves, but you also benefit from hotel-like amenities, such as the reception lobby.
Parking is at a premium in London but Citadines Barbican has private parking available, at an additional charge. There are also airport transfers available should you need them. You can make your own breakfast or make use of the breakfast room. Barbican underground station is just 0.1 miles away.
Trafalgar Square is an ideal place for many to stay, not least because of the overground train connections at Charing Cross. This is a large apartment building with around 200 apartments of differing sizes. There’s lots of flexibility. All apartments are fully-equipped and will suit business travellers.
After work, you can easily unwind in St James’ Park, or if you prefer, walk the corridors of the National Gallery. Westminster is nearby, with its associated political institutions. Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Soho are also within reach.
The Citadines London apartments offer a guaranteed high-level of comfort and luxury for business travellers in the heart of London. It’s a brilliant way to get ideal accommodation in London, with all the amenities you need for a successful business trip.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, do get in touch and our advisors can help you choose the right serviced apartment for your stay.