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How To… Turn a business trip into a vacation

Make the most of your next work trip with these top business travel tips from Scott Hamilton, General Manager of Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. | By Leanne Philip | March 14, 2023

Make it work … and play!

Read on to create the ultimate workcation.

Did you know that more than 200 million people travel for work in the U.S. each year? But what happens after the meetings and Zoom calls are done? That’s where Scott Hamilton comes in. As the General Manager of Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Hamilton is no stranger to business trips. The property hosts numerous conferences throughout the year — a fortuitous side effect of its prime location in Fairfax County’s business district (home to many corporate headquarters) — and is within driving distance of both Washington and Baltimore.

Says Hamilton, “Business travel can be stressful, and we help solve for that by having a well-trained and seasoned staff that will remember you and make you feel at home every time you stay with us.”

From fueling up on delicious meals made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients at Harth to staying on track with your workout routine at the on-property gym, Scott Hamilton and his talented team curate a stay that’s comfortable, reliable and seamless.

More importantly, they also know how to leverage their knowledge of the area (and guests) to take a business trip to the next level. Love nature? Recharge after a day of meetings in Great Falls National Park and get lost (not literally!) in its 15 miles of hiking trails and stunning river views. Prefer multitasking? Hop on the hotel’s free shuttle to Tysons Galleria to brainstorm while sourcing the perfect souvenir.

But what’s Hamilton’s number one tip for turning a work trip into a vacation? Easy — take the work out of the equation and let your amazing hotel staff worry about the details.

How To... Turn a business trip into a vacation 

Step 1: Room service. Upgrade your room via the Hilton Honors app before you arrive. When you check-in, request a late checkout so you can enjoy some extra ZZ's during your stay.

Step 2: Get the inside scoop. Talk to your front desk Team Member or concierge for local tips on where to go and what to see.

Step 3: Work it out. Keep your mind and body sharp by creating opportunities to work out during your stay.

Step 4: Make a splash! Grab your favorite book and bathing suit, and head down to the indoor pool to really channel those vacation vibes.

Step 5: Dig in. Unwind after a long day of meetings with a delicious dinner at the on-property restaurant OR brought straight to your door for a relaxing meal in bed while you catch up on all your shows.

Leanne Philip is a content marketing manager at Hilton. She has written for numerous print and digital platforms, including Travel + Leisure, The Atlantan and Barneys New York.

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