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Room Service: Five Benefits for Business Travelers

Updated on June 27, 2011
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Traveling for business can be both fun and exhausting. When you spend quite a bit of time on the road for work – whether you travel by plane, train or automobile – meals pose a unique challenge. While the idea of eating all of your meals in restaurants may seem appealing at first, dining out for three meals every day – especially in unfamiliar locations – can get old very quickly.

Five Benefits of Room Service for Business Travelers

While ordering room service isn’t the same as enjoying a home cooked meal, many business travelers find that ordering room service for breakfast or dinner is a good alternative. Here are five benefits that ordering room service can provide to business travelers.

1. Avoid Sticker Shock

Even though hotel room service prices can’t usually be described as bargains, ordering room service can be much less expensive than dining in restaurants that cater to business travelers in major cities. Many business travelers bust their expense accounts or per diem allotments by venturing into restaurants recommended by colleagues or the hotel concierge without checking out the prices first. With room service, at least you know exactly how much your meal will cost before you pick up the phone to order.

2. Save Transportation Money

If you don’t have your own vehicle or rental car, the cost of taking a cab or public transportation has to be considered when deciding if it makes sense to go out to dinner. If you end up spending $25 on a cab ride to get to a restaurant that has been recommended to you, the cost of your meal just went through the roof, even if the food you order is moderately priced.

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3. Manage Time Effectively

When you’re in an unfamiliar city, finding a place to go to eat can be time consuming. The time that you would spend researching online, reviewing brochures or discussing dining with colleagues or the hotel concierge could be put to use for other purposes – including work, sleep or relaxation – if you just stayed in and ordered room service.

4. Enjoy Down Time

When you are traveling for business, down time is something that is at a premium. If you spend all day meeting with clients, attending training sessions or otherwise engaged in work activities, your stress level is likely quite a bit higher than it is when you are at home. Enjoying a quiet breakfast or dinner on your own in the privacy of your hotel room can be a great way to relax and recharge during your business trip.

5. Earn Points, Points and More Points

If you are staying at a hotel that offers rewards points for each dollar you spend, you can boost your points balance significantly by spending your dining dollars onsite rather than going out. The more points you earn through business travel, the faster you’ll be able to earn the reward travel or other perks that you hope to attain.

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    Ireno Alcala 

    7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    Hi, mgwhite. Thanks for the tips. I forget to include it on my hub regarding my one-night stay at the local hotel in the city.

    I didn't avail that service because I just wanted to sleep after the last jeepney (PUV in the Philippines) left an hour ago when I arrived at the terminal.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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