More and more business travelers are choosing boutique apartments over hotels because of the affordability and value for money. For the same price of a small room, they can get much larger and more comfortable accommodations. Many of the business apartments also offer facilities like a kitchen, and have a living room and dining room that can seat a small group of people.
These extra features make the luxury serviced apartments London a possible venue for small meetings. This is ideal for informal brainstorming sessions, planning sessions, or interviews. The cozy, comfortable environment immediately puts everyone at ease, and of course, nobody has to worry about anyone else overhearing confidential business information.
Here are some tips on how to prepare the business apartment for a meeting. Consider first the number of participants. Business apartment operators won’t mind you conducting some business inside the room, but it’s best to keep it to a small group of four to five people at the most, so that everyone is comfortable. If you have any concerns about what the apartment operators may think of you holding a meeting, ask the guest relations officer who would be more than happy to explain the hotel’s guest policies.
Second, always be mindful of your personal safety, applying the same caution you would in inviting someone to your home. For example, it is far safer to invite trusted colleagues or long-time business associates or clients, than to invite a stranger you have never met before for a job interview.
Third, be considerate of your neighbors and try to regulate your noise levels. This is particularly important when you are holding a meeting with several people, or playing audio visual presentations or videos.
Fourth, serve simple refreshments. For snacks, brew coffee and open a tin of cookies. Or, if you would like to impress everyone, make a simple meal using the business apartment’s cooking facilities.
About The Author
Corporate accommodations are an expertise of Derek Gallimore, who helps run a company that specializes in penthouse apartments in London.