At the top of my list is dealing with someone you know, who remembers you, and who you can talk to.
Staying in a chain hotel reminds me of the movie 'Groundhog Day,'.You wake up in the same generic room over and over again.
When I'm traveling for business, I enjoy the more personal, homey atmosphere of Alla's Historical B&B.
While the individual attention available at B&Bs is one reason travelers seek them out, corporate road warriors also have special requirements such as flexible arrival and departure times, rooms that are designed with adequate work space,and high-speed computer hookups.
Other benefits include a hot, homemade breakfast and perhaps a glass of wine waiting for you at the end of the day. Breakfast at Alla's Historical B&B includes fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea and many of Alla's European specialties.
I appreciat the fact that I can leave my luggage with Alla over the weekend, saving me the drudgery of lugging it back and forth each week. Plus, there's a dry cleaner right around the corner, so I can drop off my suits at the end of the week and pick them up ready to wear when I return.
I have explained to Alla that I will be visiting her city frequently on business, and she always offers me a discount for multiple nights.
Thank you Alla, very much!