If you have ever had to travel for work then you understand and have experienced those stressful trips when the hassle of traveling and the chaotic mix of working can be a right downer. Like it or not, business travel may be unavoidable at some point in your career. Here are a few inside tips on how to maximize your work efforts, and get in a little R&R the next time you have to travel for work.
First things first, it’s nearly impossible for business travelers to completely unplug and take a vacation more than once a year. By adding a couple of days here and there can really lower the stress level. So what to do?
1. Schedule a few extra days.
One or two extra days are enough for some fun and discovery in Saigon. There is plenty of time to stop by Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, experience local cuisine, or do some souvenir shopping on Dong Khoi Street.
2. Work first, play later
Always schedule the business part first, then your leisure stay afterward. If you start with the leisure part of the trip, it may be harder to shift into work mode. Look at the vacation days as rewarding yourself for the work you accomplished.
3. Bring someone along
It is easy to neglect your personal life if you have a busy travel schedule. So inviting your significant other or even asking around if any friends are in the area may be a fun way to bring back the spark and share the experience of Saigon.
4. Be prepared
Plan where and how you want to spend your time beforehand. Check local guidebooks and if you are staying at the Hôtel des Arts, ask the concierge for recommendations or even to help you book trips and dinners. Also, don’t forget to pack for both business and leisure. You may think about going to the theater or for fine dining that requires formal dress code. If you need a little extra “je ne sais quoi” the concierge and hotel staff can provide directions on some of the best shopping in the city, beauty salons & barbers, and classy tailors.
Whether it is business, pleasure or both, you can find everything you need at the Hôtel des Arts Saigon. The hotel makes corporate events successful with ease by offering elegant meeting rooms, equipped with the cutting-edge audiovisual technology. Meanwhile, you also have the chance to explore local art and culture by accessing to our award-winning section of paintings and antiques. Our award winning spa is waiting for you to book from 10am to 10pm. Not to mention, most famous attractions are in walking distance. So stop hesitating and book our executive studio for your next bleisure stay.