A key part of a PA’s job role is to arrange travel and accommodation for their business executives. The success of this is predominantly down to preparation, with the ability to secure comprehensive business travel arrangements on a realistic budget.
To alleviate the stress and cure the common accommodation headache when arranging a business trip to London, it’s important to take into account what your executives will require during their visit so that they feel as settled as possible.
Type of Accommodation
The individual needs of your executives will influence the type of accommodation you decide to book for their stay in London.
The differences between a hotel and serviced apartments are important to consider prior to booking in terms of space, budget and personal preferences.
Serviced apartments offer a selection of amenities, not found in a hotel environment, that provide your executives with the privacy of a home away from home at a cost-effective price.
Length of Commute to Office
When making travel arrangements for your colleagues to stay in London for a business trip, the length of the commute to the office is an important factor to take into account. When it comes to commuting in London, the shorter the trip the better to avoid delay, so careful consideration needs to be made to the distance from the accommodation to the office.
Choice of Transport Mode
Similarly, the choice of transport is one which needs thorough research, taking into consideration the possibility of disruptions to journeys through delays. Fortunately, the plethora of transport links on offer in London means that there are plenty of options available including the underground, buses, taxis and ‘Santander Cycles’.
For those visiting London – particularly for the first time – personal safety is imperative, which is why choosing a safe location to stay is an important consideration. Areas with good street lighting will help to improve personal safety, whilst the proximity to local facilities and transport links will also contribute towards safer living during a stay in the capital.
Whatever the length of the visit, one of the key ways to plan a successful business travel itinerary for your executive is to research the local facilities and amenities. Finding out the locations of nearby supermarkets, eateries, gyms and sports centres, will all help to promote an enjoyable, comfortable stay, particularly for those travelling to the capital alone.
Find London Apartments
If you are a PA looking to arrange a business trip of 7 nights + for your executives in London and require help finding the right kind of accommodation, look no further than the specialists at Find London Apartments to provide a helping hand. Robert and Polly provide a concierge corporate apartment sourcing service, that includes property viewings, tailored to the individual requirements of the client, so you can rest assured knowing that every aspect of the visit will be carefully considered for a pleasant, productive stay.
For further information or to book an appointment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help.