The phrase ‘business trip’ often conjures the idea of a cramped hotel room along with extortionate data charges for WiFi – but it simply doesn’t have to be this way! By planning ahead and choosing the right accommodation for your corporate journeys, you can find great value and well-appointed surroundings to help you unwind between business meetings. So what should you be looking for in your business travel accommodation?
This should be first on the list for any corporate traveller: free, reliable internet so you can finalise those final crucial points in your report or presentation – and treat yourself to something fun on Netflix after the day is done! Bonus points if your accommodation has Foxtel or paid TV.
Who wants to eat out morning, noon and night for weeks at a time? By finding long term accommodation in Melbourne and Brisbane with kitchen facilities it will be easy to make a quick breakfast, whip up a salad for a healthy lunch or open a bottle of quality red on a Friday night.
There are so many benefits to having your own washer and dryer when you’re away for work. You’ll always have fresh socks, you won’t have to trust your favourite shirt to an unknown laundromat or dry cleaner, and it will be easy to look your best for every meeting.
Regular apartment servicing
If you’re in town for a week or more, it simply makes sense to book serviced apartments in Melbourne for a comfortable long stay. You’ll arrive home to clean, fresh sheets on the regular and won’t have to lift a finger. That means more free time to explore the city and its secret laneways and cafes.
A meeting room
It’s incredibly convenient to be able to invite a business prospect to your presentation when you have your own modern and well-equipped meeting room. Punthill has ideal facilities at our Brisbane, Dandenong, Essendon, Knox, Little Bourke, South Yarra Grand and Williamstown locations.
Proximity to public transportation (and coffee)
When you’re planning to visit clients or leads at their offices, be sure to stay in apartments that are close to trains, office locations and taxi ranks. A stylish SoHo-style apartment close to Flinders Lane, for example, will place you perfectly close to the transport hub and Melbourne’s best eateries and coffee spots.
Reward programs for better value
If you’re not getting rewarded for regular business stays, then it’s time for a change. Regular corporate travellers can secure special corporate rates at our 14 properties with the Punthill Corporate Travel Program. Speak with the team today about long term accommodation in Brisbane and Melbourne.