Business Travelers – Business on the Run

Travelling for business can be difficult, not knowing where things are or what options are available to you can end up wasting your valuable time. So we’ve written a guide to make sure you have everything you need, while your visiting Hawke’s Bay.


Plan for the weather, both en route and when you reach your destination. Hawke’s Bay can get quite cold in winter, with frosty starts and fine days, but can also be unpredictable. Pack a jacket for winter, and lighter business attire for summer. Only take what you need and try to keep it in one bag, it’ll make it easier when flying or transferring from vehicles to vehicle or to a motel room.


If you spend a lot of time in transit, use it wisely. Catch up on business tasks, research the destination or the business you’ll be meeting with.


Take advantage of loyalty programs especially those offered by motels, airlines and taxi services. Using these can save you hundreds of dollars a year. The ASURE Accommodation Group have a great deal; when you stay at three or more ASURE accommodation group properties, you’ll receive $100 off your 10th stay.

Know the Sights

You may have some downtime while you’re in Hawke’s Bay on business, so make sure you check out local eating guides online beforehand so you know what is available either for dining out or eating in while working from your motel. Read our Dining in Taradale blog for our recommendations.

Office Hire

In need of a place to meet clients, or just a place to get some work done? Look no further than the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub. They have hot desk spaces that are available for full or half day hire, and you also have the option to use a small meeting room. With WiFi access and a barista on hand, the professional environment will impress your clients and make sure your business keeps running smoothly. The Business Hub also offers conference rooms that can be hired for business presentations and networking events.  For more information or to book a space, visit Hawke’s Bay Business Hub’s website.

Copying and Printing

Napier is home to a number of printing and coping business, while a leased office space may provide a printer, it may not do what you need. Spectrum, Easy Print and Copy World are all local printing and coping business, that will be able to cover all your needs.

Local Knowledge

Talk to the locals, they’ll be able to tell you the best places for food, meetings, or entertainment. Colonial Lodge Motel’s friendly staff can help with all your needs.

Lastly if your wanting to stay with us during your next business trip, we recommend the Executive Studio, with free Wifi, contemporary kitchen, and work station, it’s perfect for business travelers.  Don’t forget to visit our blog for more ideas on what to do during your down time, as well as other great tips for travel in Hawke’s Bay.


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