Travelling for business in the great white north?
As the second largest country in the world, spanning 6 time zones, it’s no surprise that over 33 million business trips were taken by road warriors within Canada alone last year.
Travelling for work can be exhausting and there’s no better way to recharge than laying your head at the end of the day in an accommodation that feels more like home.
Well, our friends over at Booking.com have explored the major city centres throughout Canada for some of the best home-away-from-homes for business travellers.
Atlantis Suites, Toronto, Ontario
This furnished apartment boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, offering up stunning views of Toronto’s Harbourfront and city skyline, which features the landmark CN Tower. After a grueling day of meetings and client appointments, guests can still keep up their exercise regime thanks to the on-site indoor pool and fitness centre. To avoid the take-out temptation, guests can pick up fresh, local produce from the nearby St. Lawrence Market, and whip up a home-away-from-home cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen.
LEVEL Furnished Living, Vancouver, British Columbia
Combining luxury accommodation with business flair, Level Furnished Living is the perfect stay for the business traveller. For those who are relocating, taking on a job placement or simply in town for a short period of time, LEVEL’s beautiful, spacious apartments are sure to make being away from home a breeze with in-suite laundry, fully-equipped kitchens, weekly housekeeping and one of the city’s premier fitness facilities. Their downtown Vancouver location is ideal, allowing guests to readily explore Vancouver’s restaurants, shops, marinas and parks after clocking off for the day.
LikeAHotel-Ste Catherine, Montreal, Québec
For those with business in Montreal, there is nowhere better to stay than the heart of this bustling city. LikeAHotel offers stylish furnished units, providing guests with all the comforts of home in a location only minutes away from the city’s hotspots.
Hotel Elan, Calgary, Alberta
Offering easy access to several Calgary restaurants, shops and attractions, luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Elan is situated just off renowned Uptown 17th Avenue Every room offers a flat-screen cable television, coffee machine and L’Occitane bathroom amenities; with select rooms also featuring kitchen facilities – ideal for longer stays. Conveniently located just over a mile from the iconic Calgary Tower and Stampede grounds, Hotel Elan is the ideal destination for first-timers to Cow Town.
Mainstay Suites Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Mainstay Suites Saskatoon’s ideal location, only two minutes from the Saskatoon International Airport has made it the go-to stay for business travellers. Amenities which include fitness facilities, an indoor pool and hot tub, a business centre and complimentary breakfast, make it the perfect post for visitors brought in on a corporate account.
Mere Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Known for its contemporary, striking design, Mere Hotel offers a hassle-free, boutique hotel experience, ideal for today’s business traveler. With the Winnipeg Convention Centre under two kilometres away, state-of-the-art meeting spaces and premium amenities, Mere Hotel has become the ideal location for corporate travellers.
Homewood Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Built in 2014, newly finished Homewood Suites is conveniently located in downtown Halifax next to the World Trade and Convention Center. Each suite comes complete with full living quarters, including fully-equipped kitchen, iHome music dock and 42” HD TV. Complimentary daily breakfast and weekday dinners also keep hunger at bay – fueling their guests for both a busy day at work and night out on the town.
Bannerman Park Suites, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Located in historic downtown St. John’s, this luxurious executive accommodation is only steps away from art galleries, award-winning restaurants and landmarks and hot spots like Signal Hill and George Street. Each suite is equipped with a full kitchenette and an elegant living space making time spent away from home as relaxing as possible.
Chipman Hill Suites, Saint John, New Brunswick
Located in downtown Saint John, the Chipman Hill Suites is a delightful place to stay while visiting Canada’s oldest city on business. The suites come with a kitchenette, free Wi-Fi and cozy living quarters that evoke East Coast charm. As an added bonus, this accommodation is just steps away from the Imperial Theatre and the New Brunswick Museum, giving guests a chance to soak in local New Brunswick culture.
The Great George, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
This historic Victorian boutique hotel offers everything from a business centre to babysitting services. For those who plan on extending their stay on the island, The Great George offers one to four bedroom suites complete with all the luxuries of home. Some of the planet’s friendliest people hail from Prince Edward Island allowing guests to expect some of the best service the hospitality industry has to offer.