Business Travel to London

Posted: December 30, 2011 in business hotel, business travel, Hot Deals, Money saving

London offers an incredible array of hotels and amenities that will fit into any budget. Public transportation is readily available by tube, buses, trains, or cabs. Transport for London has a helpful site: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/. Rental cars are also an option although parking can be expensive.

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz London is all about luxury. Afternoon tea is an absolute must; no one does an elegant tea like the Ritz London. 24 hour services include porters, room service, concierge, and currency exchange. A restaurant is on site and the Rivoli Bar has light meals available along with libations to quench the parched throat. All rooms and suites have an evening “turn down” feature. The executive king starts at £415 ($663.55)

Sanderson London is located in the West End. The lobby is a huge clue that this is not going to be the average business travel. The Courtyard Garden is a wonderful setting to forget about work issues and being in a big city. The penthouse suite is exquisitely appointed; lofts are available as well as standard rooms. The Agua spa will pamper away any jet lag. King with gym start at £355 ($566)

Mid-range Hotels

Hilton Hotels have many a business hotel in London to choose from. The Trafalgar London has a Hilton business class room that includes internet access, newspaper and complimentary breakfast. This hotel is in the theatre district which makes it perfect if travel plans include a free night to enjoy some local entertainment. Rates start at £333 ($533)

The Savoy has reopened after a three year renovation. Situated on the River Thames, it is the essence of London. Fine dining is available on site. Stay connected with high speed internet. Activities and transportation can be arranged through the concierge. Rates start at £325 ($535).

Plaza on the River offers studios plus one and two bedroom suites. 24 hour room service is available for those whose tummies haven’t made the time change. High speed wireless will make working easy. On site dining is available as well as classes on how to make sushi. Afternoon tea is also offered. Pricing starts at £244 ($390).

BUDGET PICKS

Comfort Inn Kings Cross is a good choice for those not needing all the pampering of a luxury hotel. Rooms have private shower facilities en suite. Continental breakfast buffet is included and has a nice array of breakfast items beyond just juice and roll. Internet is available. Rooms start at £80 ($128).

The Hoxton is an eclectic hotel find. The rates adjust upward closer to the time of arrival. If booking occurs six months prior to arrival the price is £59 ($95) per night, compared with £199 ($318) when booked the day prior to arrival. This includes a breakfast that is delivered to the room consisting of yoghurt, orange juice and a banana. Parking can be an issue since part of the hotel is located in a congestion zone.

London is expensive but with a little looking you can find hot deals and money saving, A great way to stretch that budget is by securing your hotel room through www.pouringpounds.com. Simply visit the website you want to make your booking at via pouringpounds.com & get upto 10% cashback on your purchase. That leaves a little extra in the budget to take in sights and flavor of one of the world’s most beloved cities. And don’t forget to put an afternoon tea on the expense account.
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