With a more mobile workforce, the popularity of outsourcing project work and an increase in contracting out specialist work, there’s been an increasing demand for accommodation. Globalisation means upper management travel to review multiple sites regularly – particularly in Castle Donington.
Although there is a plethora of hotels/B&B’s available, these are designed for short term leisure stays. None of the available hotels were designed specifically for business; business services are secondary to leisure stays. Managing Director of DBS Managed Offices, Lesley Duckitt, knew from her own experiences of working nationally that whilst a hotel room serves the immediate needs of a business client – a roof over their head – the confinement of a single room, the generic layout and décor and the lack of privacy associated with hotel stays, was actually counterproductive.
Is a Serviced Apartment right for you?
Do you dislike the confinement of a single, generic room?
After just a few nights in the same hotel, even the most spacious rooms can feel small and confined. A hotel room will provide little more than a bed and basic bathroom, not affording you the space you need to live in comfort, while you’re working away on business. With contemporary kitchenette/dining facilities, lounge area with Sky HD/Freeview TV, large double bedrooms and spacious en suite/bathrooms contemporary space, DBS serviced accommodation separates your living and sleeping areas, with room to work, space to relax and facilities to entertain while you’re away from home.
Do you ever feel isolated and restricted from local amenities?
Many airport hotels are located around airfields with little to no amenities within walking distance. DBS serviced apartments are surrounded by a choice of Deli’s, Café’s, restaurants, takeaways, pubs and wineries – with discounts on many places for DBS clients. Being close to major travel routes, DBS provide easy access to main road networks and public transport across the East Midlands. Located central to Derby, Nottingham and Leicester the apartments are in a prime location for East Midlands based businesses. If you are travelling in/out of the airport then EMA is only 5 minutes drive away and Birmingham Airport, just a 45 minutes drive.
Are you disillusioned with dining alone in your room, or being restricted by the same hotel menu?
Many people feel uncomfortable dining alone in a restaurant, many single occupancy stays decide to order room service instead of the loneliness associated with dining alone in a restaurant full of people. Hotel menu’s rarely change, so you don’t have to enjoy a particularly long stay to have tried all the menu offerings you like. After a long day at work, many business people would prefer to relax casually and enjoy a meal of their choice – allowing you to cook your favourite foods, order a takeaway – or even bring meals from home! Being able to cook the food that you want, when you want, without having to eat at a specified time, is just one of many benefits of using a DBS apartment.
Fed up of relying on hotel staff and having to adapt to the hotel’s rigid timetable?
Often hotels will offer onsite gyms, bars and restaurants, as an attractive selling point to clients; however these are likely to cost extra and unlikely to be available at times to suit you. With a DBS serviced apartment, you’re in charge of your own timetable without restrictions on checking in times and set meal times – your arrival and departure times can be scheduled to suit you.
Shocked by the additional charges on your hotel bill during check-out?
When staying in a hotel, you will often need to use some of the services provided; such as Wi-Fi, parking etc. Most of these will carry additional charges which mean that staying in a hotel will cost you significantly more than the advertised room rate. DBS serviced apartments include all these “extras” within the price so there are no unexpected charges when you leave. As a hotel alternative, DBS serviced apartments could save you up to 30% on the cost of an overall stay.