There may be no place like home, but when travelling, a serviced apartment makes a pretty close second home. Booking a serviced apartment, particularly for a business trip, unlocks many advantages. When compared to other accommodation types, the facilities, amenities, space, and privacy on offer in a serviced apartment certainly trumps the rest.
For business travellers staying for the long term, adding a few personal touches to your serviced apartment can make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable.
In this blog post, we reveal our top tips for personalising the space so you can make your Cambridge business trip a personal and professional triumph.
Pack a few creature comforts
Staying inside your comfort zone while travelling relies on injecting your apartment with a little dose of home. Home isn’t defined purely by your surroundings, those creature comforts that you use, see and touch everyday make your house feel like home. Whether it’s your favourite blanket or your own pillowcases that make you feel at home, bring them along to furnish your apartment.
A familiar scent is another creature comfort that can keep homesickness at bay as Remote Year details:
“Once you arrive in your new city, find out where the nearest fragrance shop is. If you have a favorite scent that reminds you of home or soothes you, seek it out and give it a special place within your apartment. Scent has a way of bringing you back to a specific time or memory and can have a major effect on your mood. When you’re feeling a bit disconnected or lost in the wide world that you now live in, light that candle or dab a bit of that essential oil onto your wrists and let the calming benefits of familiarity take over.”
Don’t forget the photographs
There are a number of items that are deemed essential when preparing for your UK business trip. Whilst business documents, electronic devices (such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones), and your corporate wardrobe will be at the very top of your packing list, there’s something a little more sentimental that you should make room for in your luggage.
Taking photographs of your nearest and dearest along, and using them to decorate your serviced apartment will make you feel right at home.
Unpack as soon as you arrive
There’s so much information on the net about what to pack when travelling for business or leisure, but how you get organised at the other end is just as important.
Living out of a suitcase is convenient if you’re only staying for a few days. Those staying for the long term however should unpack as soon as they arrive, here’s why.
As well as making better use of your serviced space, unpacking will keep your temporary home as neat and tidy as possible. We’re all familiar with the advantages of living and working in a clean and clutter-free environment, and your productivity is one of the many things that will receive a boost.
Invite friends and family to stay
One of the many perks of staying in a serviced apartment is that it’s your space to do what you want in. If you’re a UK based business professional travelling to Cambridge, inviting friends and family for a visit is possible when staying with us.
Our serviced apartments have the space and privacy you need to entertain guests. Spend your free time with the people you love and give them the opportunity to experience the many things Cambridge has to offer.
Find your home away from home by browsing our serviced apartments today. Book with us direct and receive a free bottle of wine to enjoy during your stay.