If you're looking for a business hotel in the Staffordshire area there are plenty to choose from. Your options range from two star hotel chains right up to four star independent accommodation. Most of the hotels in the area are ideal for small groups of business people, but only a select few have the facilities to host larger delegations.
If you're travelling for business then you'll probably want a room with a desk to work at, WiFi and decent transport links. If you're in a group you may need conference facilities, catering and, if you're planning some staff away days, close proximity to the planned activities, and maybe, ultimately, even a decent pub will be required!
Staffordshire in general has great transport links, being situated close to Birmingham Railway Station, Birmingham International Airport, East Midlands Airport and the M6, M1 and M42 motorways. Its central location within the United Kingdom makes it a great 'halfway' option for national companies, and many of the local hotels that have business centres and conference rooms welcome large delegations from many nationwide British companies. Staffordshire is also a popular destination for Birmingham companies that want to hold a conference outside of the city.
All Work and No Play…
If your business trip includes some down time, there's plenty to see and do in the county. Drayton Manor Theme Park and Alton Towers are both in Staffordshire, as is the SnowDome, a huge ice, snow and leisure park near the town of Tamworth.
The area has a rich industrial history and is particularly well-known for its connections with the pottery industry of the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the large pottery companies still have factories in the area and there are several museums dedicated to the ceramic industry.
Being a very popular holiday destination, Staffordshire has no shortage of quality business hotels, and some real bargains can be found in the winter months and during school term time. At other times of the year it's well worth booking way in advance, because hotel space gets snapped up very quickly. Many of the business hotels in Staffordshire also offer group discounts, catering and entertainment.