Here at hotel’s near the airport we’ve been talking this week about airports, and hotels near airports, as business hubs. As places where the international business community regularly intersects with its self. Modern business Men and Women are always on the move, with the best racking up thousands of air miles a year and working almost constantly in the air, in the airport, or in cities and hotels that they wont stay in for more than a day or two. This is the true life of a modern mogul, the type who is actually going to go far. The real business buff, the bosses amongst the pigeons. We are not talking about your day players here, we are getting serious.
That is right…. crazy Michael Douglas serious…
For these people, business is everything, and they will not take a little thing like being stuck in an airport near a hotel for a night stop them. We speak to business people regularly here at Hotels near the airport, and we have been hearing more and more stories about deals being done at hotels that we have featured on the sight, and some that we haven’t. Many hotels are building reputations as being particularly good places to meet other business people and make contacts, and sometimes even make deals. Deals! Business deals! That make you money.
Pounds of it!
We spoke to one businessman, who wanted to stay anonymous, he had this to say: “Airport hotels are now like the bars and restaurants that used to sit below the sidewalk around wall street, they are places where people catch an eye and make an offer, where a slightly different attitude and atmosphere prevails to the boardroom or the conference call, you can see an old face, or get to know a new one. It can get a bit silly though, it’s all about image you know, all about show and flash. I mean, that has always been in business but theres this whole ‘lifestyle marketing’ fad at the moment. People want to look flash, they want to drive in in a Porsche, not a boring old rented Clio or something. It’s getting ridiculous, I heard of some guy who heard a certain potential client was going to be in the same hotel near Manchester Airport, and went over to a Porsche parts specialist in Liverpool and bought a vintage Porsche just to make a good impression!”.
“Theres NO business like SHOWing off business”
That is pretty mind blowing, but apparently it is true. Well what do you reckon? Is that the right thing to do? Is it right to go all out and try and really impress that client? We’re not sure, though we sure like the sound of the Porsche! We even checked out the Porsche specialist in Liverpool’s website, they don’t look cheap.
Ah well, we can all dream, see you next time!