The Benefits of Living in Small Independent Hotels or B & Bs
In today's economic crisis for an increasing number of companies seeking to reduce costs, they choose smaller homes (like bed and breakfasts or small independent hotels) over hotel chains could be smarter. Although most business travelers stay in hotel chains (Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, etc.), smaller homes have been trying to attract business travelers by offering the same facilities with often often better service. Via Here, the benefits of having smaller homes over major hotels are investigated and why they are a good option for women's business travelers.
Better, more personal service
Do men or women get better hotel treatment? For Lorena Romero, owner of Casa Palermitano, a B & B in Buenos Aires, in major hotels in Argentina, people are more accredited to see businessmen than women, and therefore men tend to get better treatment than women. "For example, if a businessman and businesswoman are both busy checking out of a hotel in Argentina, hotel staff are more likely to take care of the man first," she adds.
Independent, with fewer guests to accommodate, smaller homes will give you personal attention – you are more than just a room number! Most times they will remember your name, your preferences and are more likely to spoil the specific needs you may have. Nancy and Dan Ward, owners of Inn on Main Street, a B & B in Weaverville, NC agree. "See if your hotel manager has half an hour in the evening when he buys a glass of wine and talks about your children and his and shares his take in the best restaurants nearby," says Nancy. A satisfied guest is inclined to return, and that is the key to a smaller hotel.
A home away from home
This is a smile of any good bed and breakfast. It's great to come back to a more comfortable, relaxed setup after a hard day's work, rather than dealing with the impersonality of a large hotel. Instead of spending the evening alone in your room, as many of us tend to do while on their way, smaller homes are often a more friendly and more homely setup. For example, many of these hotels have a common area where you can socialize with other guests like yourself, or kick with a glass of wine, a newspaper or just watch some television. "I think many women feel more like being in a family in a small hotel, unlike the feeling of loneliness, coming to a big hotel," says Lorena.
A smaller residence could give the chance to meet other travelers, create friendships or even business opportunities. For example, the Inn at Main Street has seen women guests bonding over dinner and exchanging emails at the end of a stay. According to Lorena Romero, several guests establish business relations as they meet at Casa Palermitano, which relies on breakfast on the board.
Get a better sense of the city you are in
Given the more personal and informal setting of smaller accommodations, you are more likely to be involved in friendly conversations with the owner, manager, hotel staff or other guests. This provides a great way to interact with locals or get information or swap notes with someone more familiar with the city. You can get some good insider tips on where to go or what to experience (or even not to do) in the city's information that tourist books can not provide. "It's like visiting friends, you can skip the dining room and online ads to get important information from those who know such things," adds Nancy.
As women travel alone, our individual security is a top priority. Here too, smaller homes have an advantage over large hotel chains. The departments at the Inn on Main Street say they recognized the need to listen to business travelers for women because they were the ones most alienated by the hotel chain experience. Business people talked about fear of having a glass of wine or even dinner alone for fear of being hit by. "Employees in big hotels are trained to provide addresses and information, but some safety information. Being a woman and having traveled a lot of myself, safety advice is invaluable," says Lorena.
Less places are more likely to be lost when you leave the hotel and when you will likely be back. They will have a good idea about your regular plan or plans and will sound a warning if something is wrong. Nancy Ward points out another advantage of being in a more homely setup. "We like to think hotels provide good security, but in fact, when you're in what feels like grandmother's house with just a handful of other people staying there, you'll sleep better."
Less homes are more cost effective and provide better value for money than large hotel chains. A survey of American Historic Inns, a publisher of Bed & Breakfast guidebooks in the United States, showed that B & B guests earn rewards ten times faster than at a Marriot. The survey revealed that with Save-One-Get-One-Night free reward programs, you can save between $ 75 and $ 650 depending on the room price of a B & B while spending $ 2,500 before you earn a free night at the Marriot.
You get many of the facilities that a larger business hotel will offer at lower costs – a great advantage for companies seeking to reduce costs without compromising on the comfort of their employees. In addition, frequent guests or even businesses can negotiate better room rates or upgrades. Smaller homes are more likely to commit than major hotel chains. They work well for everyone – both you and the company.
As hotel chain deputies feel that there are hair dryers, shower belts, skirt rags and so on, it is enough to keep their women's guests happy, they fail to realize that catering to business women should extend beyond just the conveniences. It is shorter that smaller accommodations like bed and breakfasts try to deposit money. So, the next time you travel, consider living in a smaller dwelling for a change. Change the cold impersonality of a large hotel chain to a home away from home, interesting company and enjoyable free time after work. The richer experience can make your trip worthy and fulfill more than one.