COVID-19 Update for Guests

Apps Business Travelers Need to Have

September 10, 2015

Anytime you have to travel for business, keeping track of your itineraries, business expenses, reservations, and more are easier with apps for business travelers. All you need is your smartphone or tablet to take care of all your business needs without having to get out your laptop. Plus, many airlines and car rental companies allow you to use e-boarding passes and e-confirmations to board your plane or pick up your rental car, eliminating the need to print and carry paper copies.

  • Tripit: Organize your travel itinerary and more with this free app for IOS and Android mobile devices. This app allows you to customize and combine bookings for hotels, airline, car rentals, emails, and more to keep track of confirmation numbers. There are premium versions and monthly pay subscription plans if you want to eliminate ads from the app.
  • Google Drive: Manage and edit documents while on the go with this free app. You can update and make changes and collaborate on projects, even while sitting in your hotel, taxi, or the airport.
  • HopStop: In cities with major public transportation systems, this free app makes it easy to obtain bus, train, and subway schedules, as well as operating hours and walking routes to get to stations and bus stops.
  • AroundMe: Looking for a gas station, ATM, or other nearby amenity? This free app uses your current location and GPS navigation to find retailers close by, as well as their contact information and directions.
  • Uber: If you are looking for an alternative to public transport in cities without decent systems, this free app will let you hire a taxi and take advantage of the cash-free payment system.
  • FoodSpotting: Hungry for a particular type of cuisine? This free app helps you find the restaurants offer specific cuisines. You can even search by type of dish and review what others have rated and commented about the restaurants.
  • Hours/TimeLogger: If you need to track work hours these apps make it easy to record your actual hours worked.
  • Wi-Fi Finder: This app is not only free, but also helps you find free Wi-Fi hotspots without using any of your data by using the phone’s GPS.
  • XE Currency: This app is a currency convertor so you can find out current exchange rates and know exactly how much things cost locally.
  • IFTTT Do Button: This free app allows you to take pictures of receipts and add them to your drop box for quick retrieval to recover out-of-pocket business expenses. You will always have a digital copy of your receipts in case you lose the paper ones.

Whether you are traveling across country or internationally, make sure you download and install these apps before departing home. It will make your trip more enjoyable and prevent unexpected data usage charges. In the Greater Toronto Area and other parts Canada and North America, contact Mary-Am Suites at 416-850-6666 today for assistance with affordable short term and alternative corporate housing options besides traditional hotel rooms.


Mary-am Suites - COVID-19 Update for Guests

Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to protect our team members and guests as the situation continues to evolve.

Business Continuity

Our first step was to invoke our Business Continuity Plan. We are entirely digital and do not rely on any manual processes. We are also completely cloud-based and diversified through our use of Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Our office team is mobile-ready and has access to all critical infrastructure, including our cloud-based phone and booking systems. Rest assured - we are prepared to continue serving you.

Flexible Cancellations

For any new reservations booked directly with us, and until April 30, 2020, the booking can be cancelled at any time before arrival and with no cancellation fee.

New Arrivals

Toronto Public Health announced enhanced measures to protect the public on March 13, 2020, and are currently in effect until April 5, 2020. Anyone who has travelled from anywhere outside Canada, including the United States, is asked to self-isolate and avoid contact with others for 14 days.

For All Stays

Weekly Touch Up Service

For your safety and ours, weekly touch up service is cancelled until April 30, 2020. We encourage guests to utilize the ensuite washer and dryer to launder their linens and towels. For guests wishing to receive fresh linens, please send a request through Guest Services, and we will arrange to pick up your used linens (left in a bag at the front door inside the suite) and drop off fresh linen for you to use.

Our Commitment to High Cleaning Standards

We have always utilized commercial hospitality-grade cleaning procedures and supplies. We use specialized chemicals for different surfaces to ensure optimal disinfection. We also use new gloves and separate microfibre cleaning cloths for each suite to prevent cross-contamination. Any linens or cleaning cloths supplies by us have been professionally sanitized at a large commercial laundry facility.

Suite Visits by Guest Services & Maintenance

Until April 30, 2020, we will not conduct any suite tours for prospective guests, nor will any of our Maintenance or Guest Services team members visit occupied suites for any issues other than those relating to essential services.

We recognize that these are challenging times. Like many before it, this too will pass, and together we will get through it. Know that we are working around the clock to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay. We remain at your service 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in hospitality.

Mary-am Suites