Gone are the days when the only option for business travel was a soulless hotel room. Here’s why a short-term rental could fit the bill
Working away on business once meant staying in a budget hotel situated as close as possible to the area you needed to visit. Business people would often complain about having to spend extended periods of time in a soulless hotel, missing their home comforts, as well as their families.
Whether you’re away for a month to work on a specific project, or just flying into a city for a conference or other work-related event, now there are multiple options in short-term accommodation.
In essence, a short-term rental is an everyday residential property that’s been finished to a high spec and is conveniently situated. Some are let out to just one corporation, which may send different employees to utilise the space, ultimately saving itself a significant amount of money on costly hotel bills. Others may be rented to individuals, say for six to nine months, who need a place to stay during a temporary relocation. Either way, for the resident, a short-term rental can represent great value.
When you’re selecting a short-term rental there are a few points to note, such as proximity to the places you’ll need to get to each day, the types of amenities in the local area (as well as their opening hours if you’re a night owl) and, importantly, the transport links you’ll be able to access with ease. Taking London as the classic example of a city where short-term lets are growing in popularity, let’s look at some properties, their advantages and what features you can expect.
If you’re looking to stay as central as possible, you couldn’t get much closer to London’s beating economic and political heart than this impressive one-bedroom apartment. Close to London Victoria, as well as St. James Park stations, this property offers fantastic transport links to Gatwick, making it ideal for those arriving from (much) further afield.
The project you’re about to embark on may require a group effort, with an entire team of you temporarily decamping to the capital to get things done. If that’s the case, this generously proportioned, airy and welcoming home may be just the ticket. Beautifully styled, with an elegant and very high quality finish in neutral hues, this is a gorgeous space to return to after a hard day’s negotiating major deals in the city.
It may be that a full property seems like overkill for your more modest needs. Perhaps you’ll be jetting home at the weekends so a room, rather than an apartment is more appropriate. If that’s the case but you still want a central position, how about this double room in Canary Wharf? It’s in a modern house within a residential building and, as well as being close to the 02 Arena, it’s also very handy for retail therapy sessions as both Canary Wharf shopping mall and Westfield Stratford shopping centre are close by.
Of course, these are just a few of an incredibly diverse range of short-term rental options available across London. Do a little research and you’ll be sure to find the perfect property to meet your exact requirements.