More business travellers are booking into the London, but are they getting the best deal?
Over the past year business trips have soared. In London one hotel group has recorded its highest ever occupancy level. Citing more overnight business trips and higher levels of disposable incomes the Chief executive of Intercontinental Hotels Group said it was their highest figure for seven years, well and truly marking the end of the plummeting figures that hit hotels during the economic downturn.
Meanwhile a similar boost has been offered to the capital’s airports. Over at Heathrow and Gatwick, higher passenger numbers were recorded over the Easter holidays this year, compared with twelve months ago. 6.14m passengers went through Heathrow. At a time when the debate over airport expansion is set to be unleashed again as it is firmly on the mayoral and governmental agenda, the popularity of both of London’s major airports shows the strength of air passenger numbers into and out of the capital.
For those staying in London it’s important to be centrally located; close to London’s transport network providing easy access to major financial and business hubs. A hotel might seem like the obvious choice but serviced apartments routinely offer more space, are well appointed and offer better value for money for those visiting London for a week or longer.
Flexibility is always key for business trippers; as the number increases in the capital finding a place to stay that best meets needs and lifestyle is vital for a successful trip. Space doesn’t need to have a premium price tag!