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On occasions, my husband takes overnight business trips. To prevent loneliness, he often invites me to go along with him. Whenever I discover what city we will be visiting, I immediately start researching it. For instance, I map out landmarks we’ve never seen, restaurants with good reviews, entertainment options, and hotels that look appealing. By the time we get in the car, board the plane, or get on the train, every minute of our trip is already planned out. If your spouse travels frequently for work, consider mixing business with pleasure from time to time. On this blog, you will discover how to make the most of an upcoming business trip.

Business and Pleasure

What To Look For In A Convention Center Hotel

Delores Tucker

If you're traveling for business, you may need to attend a convention center in another city or state, which can be incredibly stressful. Luckily, there are usually many hotels near convention centers, making it easy to find a great place to stay. If you would like to know more, check out what you should look for in a convention center hotel.

Location and Ease of Access

Ideally, you want to find a hotel close to the convention center. However, if you're too close, and there is a loud event, you may struggle to sleep and rest before your work event. For this reason, it's a good idea to check the list of events before you book.

You'll probably find many hotels within walking distance of the convention center, but don't let location be your only consideration. Some hotels may offer free shuttles to the convention center. Even if you plan on driving yourself, big cities can become confusing, so make sure you have an easy path from the hotel to the convention center.

Business Center and Amenities

When traveling for work, it's important to choose a hotel with a business center. A good business center can serve as a temporary office. A good business center may have:

  • Desks
  • Docking and charging stations
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Fax machines

Some hotels may also allow you to rent laptops or other equipment to prepare for the convention center. In some cases, the business center may have improved/faster internet/more secure internet. Even if there isn't a business center, the rooms may have adequate charging and docking.

You should consider other amenities too, especially for longer work trips. First, make sure the hotel provides food and/or there is food nearby. Other amenities may include:

  • Gym/fitness center
  • Free breakfast
  • Hotel convenience store

Price and Availability           

Price is always important, but it is particularly important when traveling for work to save money. The more employees, the more important it is to find an affordable hotel. Of course, you should also make sure the hotel is available, especially if there is a big event at the convention center. This may make it hard to book everyone in the same hotel, which can add stress.

If you need to travel for work, you want an affordable and comfortable hotel. If you are going to visit a convention center for work, make sure you get the right hotel. For more information, start looking at convention center hotels today.