There’s no doubt that when it comes to being a millennial, life is pretty exciting, even regarding working life. This is because most millennials are fast-rising professionals, who are ambitious and keen to throw themselves into lots of different experiences and opportunities.
Millennials as a group of people also tend to be a lot more flexible than their older counterparts, due to their thirst for trying new things and particularly for travelling to new places.
Although it is exciting being on the move and out of the office, it’s fair to say that travel can still be exhausting. If you are heading off on a trip for business often, it can also become run-of-the-mill quite quickly and being away can feel more drab and workaday than like a treat.
This doesn’t have to be the case though, as there are lots of different ways that you can make your corporate trip interesting or more comfortable. Don’t forget that there are lots of discounts available too for those who travel with increasing frequency. Making savings without having to sacrifice comfort or pleasant surroundings is something that is sure to be enjoyed by many.
As most of you will know, millennials are a group of people who really appreciate a bargain and are happy to have a shop around to get the best value for money when it comes to travel.
This isn’t to say that a millennial traveller will want to trade high quality for affordability though – in most cases they will be looking for something that is comfortable and isn’t too hard on the wallet either.
An important tip for millennials to remember to ensure that they get somewhere they like at a good price is to make sure that they book their travel and accommodation in advance.
However, the best thing you can do is find somewhere that you like and to establish a relationship with the hotel that you like to stay at. By doing this, the hotel will have an electronic record of how often you stay with them and they’ll start to reward your loyalty with offers on the price of rooms and potentially even free breakfast or a meal in the restaurant.
Many hotels in cities are now geared specifically for the corporate millennial market, such as the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel.
The hotel is set against the buzzing background of Silicon Roundabout, where many of the city’s young and ambitious digital minds are not only working, but also setting up their own businesses. Many large tech companies – like Facebook and Google – have offices here too, which makes this area a hotspot for millennials from all over the world, including those who work in Silicon Valley.
Establishing a strong relationship with a hotel like this is key to making your corporate travel life much easier, as the rewards you will reap will be cheaper for you and the company you’re representing.
Too often, people – millennials included – associate being successful at business with being serious and somewhat withdrawn. Although many feel this makes them appear more professional, it can actually make you come across as unrelatable and unfriendly.
Never underestimate how much people appreciate you acting like an amiable human both in meetings and also when it comes to talking to staff and other guests in hotels.
You’d be surprised how far a few kind words and a smile will get you in a hotel in London, particularly as the city has an unfortunate representation for being unfriendly. You’ll see how inaccurate this is when you step in to M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel, as all of the staff are warm and glad to help you with anything you need.
It’s common courtesy to reciprocate a friendly manner and it could get you anything from an excellent restaurant recommendation to an upgrade to a penthouse suite.
Being nice to the staff on reception might not get you a free bottle of champagne every time, but they’ll definitely be more eager to help you when you need it.
It also doesn’t hurt to ask if there are better rooms, particularly when you know it’s an off-peak time of year and being friendly is a much quicker way to get there!
Don’t forget that just because you’re on business – and potentially stressed out – that it isn’t anyone else’s fault.
Think about location
If you are travelling to London for a meeting or conference, it would make sense to ensure you either stay in the same hotel that’s holding the event or at least that you find somewhere that is close to it.
This is sound advice because London can be a particularly hectic city to try to get around – its rush-hour traffic is notoriously awful.
If you are going to have to travel to the location of the conference, we recommend that you choose accommodation that has excellent travel links. For example, M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel is just a three-minute walk from Old St Tube Station and five minutes from Liverpool Street Station, which links to all major networks in the UK.
The hotel has space for meetings and conferences for groups from as small as two people right up to 150 people events. Rest assured that even you if can’t get accommodation to attend the event you’ll still be able to reach us easily.
Get involved socially
Most modern, corporate-focused hotels will have a strong presence on social media, as their target audience tends to be young millennials who have a high appreciation for networks like Facebook and Twitter.
It’s worth keeping involved with hotels that you want to stay in, or places that you travel to regularly, via their social media accounts. This way, you’ll be able to keep on top of any offers that the company is running or if there are changes to the menu in the restaurant or bar.
After a long day of meetings, conferences and networking, millennials often look to kick back with a drink or a meal and to explore what else the hotel they’re staying in has to offer. If they go out for dinner, they might like to have a nightcap back at the hotel, or perhaps they’d like to take advantage of the spa facilities that are available.
By having social experiences like this, a hotel can create a place that is practically a one-stop shop for you during your corporate trip. Obviously, if you want to explore around the area, you can still do this, but a hotel like M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City takes all the stress out of corporate travel by having just about everything under one roof, should you need it.
Don’t forget that you can leave reviews on social media too, which is another good way to establish a loyal relationship with the company. Reaching out to the hotel via social media is also a good way to check on details about booking tables or check out times. If you’re on the move, you might not have time to make a phone call, so sending a message on Facebook or a tweet to a help desk account – if there is one – is a quick and easy way to get a response. Social media accounts are becoming one of the most important forms of customer service, and there’s usually someone fastidiously manning the account, so you should get an answer that is quick and efficient.
For more information about how M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel is the perfect choice for your corporate stay, contact us now.