As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifting across the country, pumping parents are once again beginning to take flight. Experts predict the massive surge of travel this summer will continue, with business travel beginning to rebound in the fall.
So know before you go! Read THIS helpful article of things you should consider before planning and heading out on your next adventure.
Breastfeeding parents know a hotel room can make or break pumping logistics. So with that in mind, here are the seven hotels equipped to support jet-setting pumping moms. Not only are these hotels priced right for business travel, but they also include kitchenettes — Hello, actual refrigerators and sinks! And, goodbye to trying to store your breast milk in the mini bar fridge and washing pump parts in the bathroom.
1. Homewood Suites
Stretch out after a long day of fun in a studio, one or two-bedroom apartment. Each in-suite kitchen is fully equipped with a full-size fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and stovetop. And with their free grocery shopping service, have fresh produce and ingredients delivered right to your door!
2. Hyatt House
With almost 100 locations across the U.S., this residential-inspired hotel offers modern studios, 1, and 2 apartment-style bedrooms. With full kitchens, your family can have plenty of room to spread out, cook meals, and relax in a space that feels right at home. Forget something? Make use of their Borrows Program — where you can borrow (or even buy) curling irons, yoga mats, humidifiers, and more.
3. Element Hotels
Why not make your business trip more like a vacation? If you are seeking a more intimate boutique hotel experience, check into Element Hotels for a nature-inspired stay. Their new Studio Commons concept is the first of its kind to blend a hotel room with a home rental. This provides families with a flexible design so you can choose to spend time together or retreat to a more private setting while still enjoying all the comforts of a hotel room. Also, Moms would appreciate escaping to the spa-like bathrooms with refreshing rain showers!
4. Marriott Executive Apartments
Upscale housing located in 16 countries, close to major city hubs and financial centers, Marriott Executive Apartments are a popular choice for business travelers. Experience their studio or up to 3 bedroom suite. Each has a gourmet kitchen with a separate dining area that flows into a comfortable living room. Request in advance, and they will stock your fridge upon arrival. There is also a 24 hours concierge to help you locate restaurants, shops and get you acquainted with your new surroundings — and, of course, help you with your Milk Stork shipments. Finally, don’t forget to collect and use your Marriott Bonvey Points for your stay!
5. Residence Inn by Marriott
Travel like you live! Their spacious suites boast a distinguished space for you to sleep, eat, and relax. Expect to find a fully equipped kitchen with a full-sized fridge, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee maker. And if you need anything, call the front desk for free grocery delivery or swing by their 24-hour market and grab a quick snack.
6. MainStay Suites
Enjoy the conveniences of home plus the perks of staying in a budget-friendly hotel — like open-concept suites with separate areas for working and relaxing, a fully-equipped kitchenette, complimentary continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet, an on-site laundry room, a marketplace, and regular housekeeping. Sounds like the best of both worlds to us!
7. Extended Stay
Staying for a few nights or even a month, Extended Stay’s new Premiere Suites is your affordable solution. These suites are similar to large studios, with fully equipped kitchenettes, a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast bar, and free wi-fi. There are over 650 locations across the U.S.
As Americans get more comfortable with the idea of traveling again, hotels continue diligently working to keep their guests safe by following these general protocols:
- Providing social distance and special training for their staff — who will also continue wearing masks and gloves.
- Offering hand sanitizer stations and face masks and gloves upon request to their guests.
- Cleaning and sanitizing all public areas on a consistent routine schedule.
- Inspecting and deep cleaning all rooms in between each guest-stay
- Modifying housekeeping processes so you have the choice for how often and when your room is cleaned.
If you are using Milk Stork during your business trip, make sure to call your hotel ahead of time to ask if they can help you with your outbound shipments. Most business-friendly hotels are happy to help their guests schedule FedEx Express pickups. However, if they are unable to assist you, FedEx drop boxes and authorized shipping locations are widely available at almost every destination.
Did we miss a great place to stay on our list? Let us know!