Business travel is currently transitioning and may continue to morph for months or years to come. Despite this ever-changing climate surrounding business and travel, you may find yourself in a situation where you will be working from a hotel room for a day or longer.
Some professionals have taken to renting hotel rooms for the dayin an effort to create a safe work environment away from their chaotic homes. Others are required to be in a city for business but may still have to work remotely at times from their hotel room. Whatever the circumstance, it can be difficult to remain focused and productive in a new space. We have compiled a list of tips for working from a hotel room to help with adapting quickly and improving productivity during a pandemic.
Club Quarters Hotels is committed to providing guests with the best customer service possible. We apologize that some of our amenities have been temporarily suspended. In lieu of the current health concerns, we are working to stay within the required guidelines of each city where our hotels are located. Our first priority continues to be the health and safety of our guests and our staff.
The first tip is to choose a hotel with amenities that fit your needs. Many hotels boast about their expansive pool decks and proximity to the best nightlife, however when you’re traveling for business, your needs are different.
Most hotels in the 21st century will have a desk and chair in the room, but the details are what separate Club Quarters Hotels from other brands. As you search, here are some questions to ask yourself:
As you begin your search for a hotel that meets your needs, let us take this opportunity to present some of the business-focused amenities that Club Quarters Hotels offers to all of its valued guests.
First – All of our hotels boast lightning-fast 1GB internet included with your stay.
A great way to check the reliability of a hotel’s internet speed is to read their online reviews across multiple platforms.
Second – All CQ Hotels have a considerable business area. This collaborative workspace features Mac and PC workstations that provide business professionals with fully-loaded desktops that include programs and printing capabilities necessary for your workday. Our Club Living Room serves up complimentary snacks and beverages, too!
Third – There are a variety of room layouts available at all of our Club Quarters Hotels. Our suites provide guests with a designated work area, a power strip beside the desk, and a charging port/radio by the bed. As you plan your stay, be sure to select the room that will fit your needs best.
A best practice for business travel is to set up your work area upon arrival. Open your laptop, unpack your paper and pencil, and plug in your chargers. Establishing a designated workspace will allow you to mentally divide the room into an area for work and an area for relaxation.
As you’re setting up your space, review your itinerary. Consider the tasks and meetings you have. Do you need to print a document? Did you remember all of your chargers? Using a packing checklist can help prevent the possibility of forgetting necessary items.
Club Quarters Hotels is committed to providing the best customer service possible. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of our Club Living Room’s wireless printing from any device, snacks and beverages, and fully equipped workstations. Our Member Service Desk has staff available 24/7 to assist guests with any items they may have forgotten to pack.
Similar to working in an office or working from home, distractions will arise in a remote location. Our smart TVs are tempting, and the vibrant city just steps from your suite is waiting to be explored.
Some ways to eliminate distractions while working from your hotel room include closing the curtains during working hours, hanging the ‘do not disturb’ sign on your door and making sure you’re ready to for hunger to hit. Creating a to-do list and taking advantage of our on-site amenities will keep you on track.
Our Club Living Room is serving up free coffee, tea, and snacks to help quell your cravings. Sweat out the stress of business travel with our state-of-the-art fitness equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and a Peloton® bike. Are you looking to venture out? The front desk can offer local recommendations for shopping, dining and more.
We’re not one to skip a meal. While it might be easier to jump out of bed and begin working, breakfast is the most important meal of the day (so they say). In addition to hot coffee and tea, many of our hotels offer fresh fruit. Grab an extra piece for your midmorning snack. Traveling with jet lag? Be sure to drink plenty of water!
We suggest taking a break for lunch or stepping away from your desk mid-day. This will give you time to decompress from the morning’s tasks and refuel for the rest of the day.
Can’t sneak away from your desk for a meal? Club Quarters Hotels offers a unique in-room delivery service. Simply order your desired meal from the selections of local menus in your room. A staff member will deliver the meal to your room and the charges will be applied to your bill. We also provide a full breakfast each morning for guests complete with hot coffee, fresh fruit and more. Our on-site restaurants are also open for lunch and dinner.
We think all business professionals will agree – it’s necessary to take breaks throughout the workday. This is often forgotten when you’re alone and working in a hotel room! To boost productivity and keep your mind fresh, we recommend a 10-15 minute break every 2-3 hours. Clear your mind by meditating on our complimentary in-room yoga mats, or take advantage of our popular city locations with a brisk walk around the block.
Club Quarters Hotels wants to be your home away from home. There’s plenty of space on our in-room desks for a family photo, your favorite mug and more.
Browse all of our destinations and book your stay at a Club Quarters Hotel today.
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