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Business Traveler Hotel Amenities

Updated on June 29, 2011
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Are you about to take a business trip? Whether you travel regularly or if you only take business trips every once in a while, the amenities provided by the hotel you choose can play a large part in making your next trip an enjoyable, comfortable experience.

Important Amenities for Business Hotels

Of course, not everyone has the same preferences when it comes to hotel accommodations. When you travel for business frequently, it doesn’t take long to figure out which amenities are important to you when selecting a place to stay.

The following list features a few of the most popular and important amenities to look for when selecting accommodations for a business trip.

Transportation Considerations

  • Airport shuttle transportation
  • Close to airport
  • Ease of ordering or hailing taxis
  • Business Activity Considerations
  • Business center equipped with a printer, fax and other equipment that is free to use
  • Free WiFi service in rooms

Personal Care Considerations

  • Personal care basics provided in room
  • Additional complimentary personal care items available
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

Convenience Considerations

  • Convenient location; close to dining, shopping and entertainment establishments
  • Online reservations
  • Early check-in availability
  • Late check-out availability
  • Same-day cancellation policy
  • Laundry or dry cleaning pick up and drop off
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Morning newspaper delivery
  • 24/7 customer service telephone number
  • Reservations for local attractions

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Food and Beverage Considerations

  • In-room coffee maker
  • Complimentary evening happy hour with snacks and cocktails
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free hot breakfast
  • On-site restaurant
  • Room service

Availability of Amenities

  • Flat screen television
  • Premium cable or satellite television channels
  • Gaming console
  • Microwave oven
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Swimming pool
  • Exercise room
  • Hot tub

Room Considerations

  • Suite accommodations
  • Comfortable beds
  • Comfortable pillows
  • Thermostat controls in the room
  • Extra blankets
  • Attractive furnishings
  • Sufficient closet and drawer space

Traveler Rewards

  • Frequent traveler rewards program
  • Free night program (stay a free night for every so many stays)
  • Partnership with one or more frequent flyer programs
  • Discount coupons or offers for local attractions

Planning Your Next Trip

Review this list of business traveler hotel amenities before planning your next trip and make a list of what you must have, as well as the items that would be nice to have if you can get them. Being armed with this information when you start your search is a great way to help guide your search for the business travel hotel that best meets your needs and personal preferences.

Suggestions to Share?

This is certainly not an all-inclusive list of hotel amenities that business travelers might find to be beneficial. What other amenities and property features do you look for when choosing accommodations for business travel? Please share your suggestions and ideas in the comments section below.

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    Eclectic Travel 

    7 years ago from Los Angeles, California

    Excellent hub. I would recommend also checking to see what the hotel policy is for returning items left behind by hurried travelers. Though all hotels should do their best to return items to customers as quickly as possible, the sad truth is this is not always the case.

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