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A Closer Look at Life on the Road:
Extended Stay Travelers Prefer More Space

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 - A recent study unveils travelers' behavioral patterns and attitudes toward working and living space while on extended trips. Residence Inn by Marriott conducted the research through D.K Shifflet Associates, a McLean, Va.-based research company, which interviewed 300 extended stay business travelers.* Residence Inn defines the extended stay traveler as one who is away from home, for business (or pleasure), for five consecutive nights or longer.

The "Closer Look" study revealed that:

Eighty-five percent of business travelers work in their guestroom: at the desk (85%), at a table (81%), on the bed (47%), or on the sofa (26%).**
Too little space causes fifty-four percent of extended stay travelers to feel less productive or experience restlessness. Thirty-four percent claim it makes them lose concentration.
Two-thirds of the travelers find they have more time for themselves while on the road compared to being at home. More women (74%) expressed this sentiment than men (58%).

* Margin of error is plus or minus five points.
** Respondents asked for multiple responses.

Packed In or Packing?

For 20 years, Residence Inn has been serving extended stay guests. Residence Inn by Marriott, with 250 hotels
nationwide, is a division of Washington, D.C.-based Marriott International, Inc.
Geary Campbell, APR, or Mara Begley of Marriott, 301-380-1340

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