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Benefits of Corporate Accommodation – Is It All That?

Some people enjoy travelling on business and see it as a perk of the job and others find it a tiring, lonely experience but in the non-stop world we live in, it’s a necessity that can rarely be avoided. Most short trips involve airports, client offices and nondescript hotel rooms but for longer stays and secondments, Euracom has the answer, and the benefits of business travel are better than you think….

As we’ve said, coming to London on business for a few days is easy and quick to organise. Flights are cheap and you can find decent hotel rooms all over the city. You meet with your clients, they take you for dinner and you’re back on the plane home before you know it.

As a long-term business traveller, it’s slightly more complex than that. Flights are no problem but accommodation might be. Three or more months in a hotel is prohibitively expensive for all but the biggest organisations, as is eating out three times a day. Organising laundry, work, entertaining and relaxation is also a hassle in a hotel.

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London Skyline Picture © Neil Howard

But there’s a solution, and it’s much, much easier than you think…

As a business traveller, the things that are most important to you when staying in another country are:

  • Comfort with plenty of space
  • A home-away-from-home feel
  • Close to the tube and mainline rail stations
  • 15-20 minutes to Central London
  • High-speed wireless broadband
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Modern, high-tech apartments
  • Immediate availability
  • Fully-equipped kitchen and all mod-cons

Have you considered West Hampstead? If you haven’t, it’s time to start! Our brand new apartments are perfectly located just to the northwest of central London and offer some incredible advantages over staying in a hotel.

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West Hampstead Picture © Nico Hogg

As we’ve mentioned, apartments are much cheaper than equivalent hotels and it’s exactly like being at home. You come and go as you please; you do what you want, when you want; you can cook, clean and relax in the lounge; you can entertain friends, colleagues or clients, you can work in spacious comfort and you can be in the beating heart of London in 10-15 minutes.

West Hampstead is west of Hampstead, one of London’s most exclusive (and expensive) residential areas and you should expect no change from £10m if you want a five-bedroom family home there. West Hampstead is a thriving, friendly community with a real, old-school Bohemian vibe. Some say it’s a yuppie stronghold and while that’s true to a certain extent, you’ll find all sorts of people buzzing around, from City-types to peaceful old hippies to families, young urbanites and the newly crowned millennials.

The main road that cuts through the middle of West Hampstead is West End Lane and it’s one of the very best high streets in London full of fantastic restaurants, bars and cafés, quirky, independent shops, delicatessens, bakeries and boutiques with a true village feel. You’ll find all sorts here including furniture, art, books and clothes and you are a few minutes away from the delights of Primrose Hill, Hampstead and Regent’s Park.

Not only that, but also, the overall benefits of long-term business travel can’t be ignored:

  • See new and exciting cities with new foods and new experiences
  • Meet new and interesting people from all over the world
  • You don’t suffer from routine burnout with such variation
  • Network with businesses you wouldn’t normally have access to
  • Your confidence and business acumen grows
  • Days are structured for you to get the most out of them

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Heathrow Airport Picture © Sergey Yellseev

See! Coming to London on business for three months of more needn’t be a chore, a hassle, a bind or in any way stressful if you contact us on 020 8420 7666 orinfo@euracom.co.uk and book your corporate apartment in West Hampstead today!

By Rob at 22 Feb 2016

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