There’s nothing I like better than going away for business. Most people hate catching planes, riding in cabs or with Uber drivers, but that doesn’t bother me. Working in the tech sector means you’ve got to stay abreast of what’s new in the field if you want to maintain a competitive edge. And that means you’ve got to get out there and find out what’s going on. After decades of working in Silicon Valley, the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and various tech hubs in major cities, I know the value of good accommodations. I’ve traveled extensively for business and pleasure and there is a common denominator: Hotels. I’ve learned to choose my lodging very carefully. Not only must it be centrally located, it’s got to be near work and play. If I need to meet a client for a face to face briefing, I want the staff to provide first rate service. Also, it must have strong Wi-Fi, clean, comfortable beds, state of the industry amenities, and reasonable rates, even if I’m charging them back to a client. I’ve found all the things I need in the Crowne Plaza properties I’ve used over the years.
They have been consistent in providing excellent customer service, comfortable rooms, great amenities like work out spaces, swimming pools and business centers. And the rates are fantastic, especially when I use a Groupon to book my room. My Groupon saves me a ton of money off the price of the entire stay. You can click here to learn more, but believe me when I say the Crowne Plaza is the crown jewel in the hotel industry among properties of its size. Dollar for dollar, I get the most value when I stay in one, and somehow have loads of fun. Plus, their loyalty program is tied to other chains I like, so I can take advantage of their rooms from time to time.
Call and find out more about the programs they offer like the Romance Package with wine and breakfast for two, or the discounts for seniors and you’ll be impressed. They even offer 60,000 reward points with qualifying purchase and a free golf ticket on your first night’s stay. You don’t have to be a princess when you stay at the Crowne Plaza, but they will treat you like one.