The Art of Luxury Business Travel for 2019
Discover the superior and revolutionised way of travelling this year, at the Lakeside Hotel & Spa.
As the limited freedom of business travel decreases, we can now experience a new way to travel with smarter decisions of how and where to spend our corporate trips. Travel that is happier, more relaxed and has the luxury amenities we strive for. Gone are the days of choosing to stay at a generic chain hotel and the dull basic facilities that they offer. As a leisure guest, we opt for a home from home. But, as a business traveller, we want an office away from the office. A sanctuary of sorts. A hotel, in this sense, is no longer just a place for coordinating business, performing emails and grabbing a few hours of sleep where one can. They are also for a great sense of satisfaction. The satisfaction we get when we eat, drink and sleep well. Find this at the Lakeside, where the superior foundations are in place to accommodate all your business travel needs.
The ridiculous hustle and bustle of business means that reducing our travel footprint is not only essential but needed. The Lakeside is splendidly located 15 minutes from the M6 (junction 36) and 5 minutes from the A590, which makes for a simple commute. Not forgetting a mere 25 minutes away from Barrow and 10 minutes from Ulverston. You will find driving through the lush landscapes and country roads no hardship, as it makes way to the little slice of tranquillity at this hotel by the Lake. You will find a serene setting that envelopes you as soon as you shut the car door and take in the southern point of Windermere. A wonderful base with easy access to everything from shops to ambling trails for those rare moments of time-out or days off.
For those who are travelling by train, their nearest station, Oxenholme, is just 20 minutes away and on the direct mainline from London and Glasgow – so you can journey with ease and enjoy a scenic route by rail. With other direct routes from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Airport and Edinburgh Waverley it really is a convenient location and popular destination for business travellers.
It is here that the meeting spaces go beyond the norm. Their creatively thought-out rooms create the ultimate in seamless and laid-back business meetings, that ensures success. With their variety of conference rooms to choose from, you can find the perfect place for maximum productivity and one that meets your needs. For a larger party, they have their exclusive conference centre, Windermere Suite, that allows for absolute privacy. This business centre is equipped with a professional AV and projection system, a separate zone for lounging and a kitchen for all private dining preferences. What makes this choice so popular, is that it is just the right balance of the seclusion of business, being a separate entity, and the amenities and relaxation of a luxury hotel. You can also count on the reliability of the hotel’s free and fast Wi-Fi, that is accessible in all areas of the hotel and out-buildings like this.
Combining corporate meetings and team building exercises have become increasingly popular in the businesses of this world. Designed to innovate, inspire, promote productivity and trusting working relationships within companies. The Lakeside offer unique and far from mundane activities, that team building is infamously known for. They collaborate with local companies who organise bespoke training sessions that will invigorate positive competition. Whether this is on the Lake yachting or walking with wolves off the Lake – this hotel confidently thinks outside the box.
Impress your colleagues and clients with the exclusivity of the whole hotel and all it’s facilities within. Whatever scale you require, be it a VIP client event with entertainment or a casual hideaway for your guests – the Lakeside’s impeccable staff, resources and service will ensure that your vision becomes a reality. Explore the cuisine choices of a fine-dining experience, that is designed with you in mind, exclusively at their two restaurants by their Head Chef. Delight in the knowledge that you have full privacy of the business suite, 9 conference rooms, 4 private dining rooms, the Conservatory and Terrace, 75 bedrooms, 17-metre pool, spa, jetty and opulent grounds. Safe to say, it is the ideal place to build upon your working relationships and client loyalty as well being looked after at the highest of standards.
Eat, Drink, Sleep & Relax
After a day of work, you can return to find your very own sanctuary within the comforts of your room, providing you with a quiet environment of peace. A room full of cosy corners with individually hand-picked pieces of furniture, sumptuous fabrics and breath-taking views of Lake or woodland. Each little detail hoping to help you unwind. Wrap yourself in the fluffy towels and slippers before having a long pampering soak in the bath set in Italian marble. Then slip under the covers of large beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and Hungarian goose-down duvets for definitive relaxation. Rest, sleep and dream the night away only to wake feeling refreshed and ready to start the day ahead. Feast upon a great start to the day with their famous breakfast by the Lake.
Whilst here, immerse yourself in the calming nature of the Aveda Spa, heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room by the prettiest views of the fells and beyond. There is even a compact gym to enjoy and keep your normal fitness routine into your stay. Try to make time for a treatment or two, as sometimes a little bit of soul, body and mind indulgence has great health benefits when travelling. There is an impressive list of treatments to cherry pick from that are all designed to aid a healthy mind and well-being. Pushing the pause button and receiving a treatment is a great way to get back your balance before getting back to work. Even If you are short of time, the Lakeside also offers 45-minute express treatments that are ideal for the busy business traveller.
Your evenings will bring you something extra special for your palate. Find a taste for the fine-dining things in life and savour the menus of the Lakeside Grill Restaurant and John Ruskin’s Brasserie. Experience the unexpected flavours of a la carte and contemporary cuisine using the locally sourced produce of this beautiful part of the world. Enjoy your dishes knowing that eating this good is necessary for productivity, energy and creativity all needed for meetings and conferences alike.
So, why choose luxury travel over the generic? Well, it is a true break from the everyday – where meticulous thought is put into everything and often predetermined. This kind of business travel is for people who care about the whole experience. Even if it is just the simplest of things like the dry cleaning and ironing service. At least you do not have to do it or, more importantly, think about it at all. Service is a key differentiator and a complete game changer when travelling, as business trips are stressful enough. Feel rested, revived, fresh and ready to start the day ahead, with the Lakeside Hotel.
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