Apartments vs Hotels for Business Travel

Hotels have always traditionally been the accommodation of choice for the business traveller, but over the last few years, all that has started to change. While the convenience of hotels can still be difficult to beat for business travellers away for a few days, those looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of weeks or more receive much better value from furnished apartments.

But why are short stay apartments becoming so popular for business travellers? We’re going to take a look at a few of the benefits for business guests of renting an apartment for a few weeks rather than booking a hotel.




Apartment Vs Hotels, Size matters

One of the indisputable benefits of a furnished apartment is the extra living space business guests can enjoy. On average, a typical one-bedroom apartment has twice the floor space of a standard hotel room. With separate living areas and fitted kitchens, short stay apartments give business guests the space to store belongings, relax and live their lives much like they would at home. Rather than being consigned to the bed in a hotel room, temporary living spaces offer guests the space to work, rest and play.




Renting a high-quality furnished apartment for a few weeks allows you to create a home away from home. You can work, cook and relax in the comfort of your own private space without having to worry about booking a table for dinner or queuing up at the buffet breakfast. You can also let yourself in without having to queue at the front desk and have a private space where you can entertain guests.


Work-life Balance


Work life balance of a serviced apartment

Hotels are often located close to business parks and conference centres so guests can easily travel between the two. While that’s fine if you’re staying for a day or two, any longer and you’ll find there’s often very little to do in the area. Furnished apartments are located in areas where local people actually live, so you can benefit from the many amenities that brings. These temporary living spaces offer a far better work-life balance. Rather than shutting your hotel room door and not emerging until morning, you can get out there and explore.


Healthy Living


Healthy living options when cooking in a serviced apartment

Eating in the hotel restaurant might make a pleasant change for a night or two, but looking at the same menu every evening will soon get old. Short stay apartments give you the option to eat out in local restaurants or prepare your own home cooked food. That makes it easier to maintain a healthy and balanced diet while also saving you money.


Live Like a Local


Eating and living as alocal when staying in city centre serviced apartments

Just because you’re staying away for work, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the opportunity to get to know a new city. A furnished apartment provides the perfect base to explore the local area and beyond. Furnished apartments can be situated in some fantastic locations, so you can find accommodation in an area with a thriving music scene, plenty of good independent restaurants or within close proximity of local parks and gyms.

Business travellers usually require servicing with weekly cleaning and change of linens and towels, which is why hotels are sometimes preferred for extended stays. Altovita’s professional hosts provide such services even within private apartments, so corporate travellers can feel at ease and walk knowing that all of their needs will be catered for, the service of a hotel with the comfort of a home.


Book a High-quality Serviced Apartment for Your Next Business Trip


At Altovita, every one of our short stay apartments for business guests has been personally verified by our team. That means you’re assured the consistent quality of a hotel, but with all the benefits furnished apartments can bring. Start your search for luxurious business accommodation today.

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