Traveling for business purposes has become a common practice in recent times owing to the competitive business industry. Business travel can become quite stressful with day long meetings and site visits, which at the end of the day tend to leave the corporate traveler exhausted.
To add to their woes, the hotel in which they stay may not necessarily be the one which hosts the meetings. Traveling back and forth between two different hotels can be quite a grueling task.
A cluster of business hotels have sprung up in recent years to accommodate the growing needs of the business industry and its corporates. This includes world class facilities offered by the hotel with the addition of catering to business events.
Here is a list of some of the best business hotels in the world. If you travel to any of these destinations on business, you don’t need to look any further for a place to stay. These hotels have it all and provide an absolutely flawless experience right from check in to check out.
Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan:- Located right at the business and entertainment center of the city, at Shinjuku, Park Hyatt is considered to be one of the premier business hotels in Tokyo. The 52 storey building is more like a private residence than a hotel and provides panoramic views of Tokyo all the way up to Mount Fuji. The hotel is also strategically located close to the Shinjuku Station from where trains travel to anywhere in the city. The airport (Narita International Airport) is a 90 minute drive away.
The backdrop for the movie, Lost in Translation, the hotel operates a 24 hour full service Business Center for its business clients and also offers spacious rooms for meetings and banquets.
Business personnel can also take the time to savor the delicacies of the New York Grill restaurant which has been voted as #1 for 5 years in a row.
The Peninsula, Japan:- Alternatively business travelers can stay in The Peninsula Hotel, also situated in Tokyo. The hotel boasts of providing clients with high end technical thingamajigs in each guest room which include a portable cell phone that can be used inside the hotel and throughout the metro Tokyo area. This is pure ecstasy for travelers who cannot access their Blackberry’s and cell phones in the city.
The Peninsula, Hong Kong:- Situated in the Kowloon district, the hotel is also called as the “Grande Dame of the Far East”. The 75 year old hotel is unmatched for its hospitality and operates a helicopter shuttle service from the hotel’s helipad to the airport and vice versa. Alternatively, the helicopter also provides tours in and around Hong Kong. The hotel also owns a fleet of Rolls Royce limousines for chauffeured drives around the city.
A stay at this hotel would be incomplete without dining in one of the best French restaurants in Asia, “Gaddis”; and a massage at the Peninsula Spa which comes with a Health Club. Guests can avail the technological widgets provided in each of the spacious guestrooms provided by the hotel.
Taj Palace Hotel, India:- If you are traveling to India for business, don’t miss out on the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. The hotel is just 10 minutes away from the airport and is extremely popular with distinguished businessmen from around the world. Located close to the Embassy and the Business District, the hotel is located on 7 acres of sprawling landscape and houses four restaurants for both international and regional travelers.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, UAE:- Situated in Dubai, the hotel is strategically located right at the center of the business and commercial circuits.
Two identical towers separate the offices from the bedroom suites and the connecting boulevard is filled with shops. At the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, rooms are equipped with technological amenities, interactive televisions and 24 hour assistance for the corporate individual.
There is an entire floor dedicated to ladies and is called the Chopard Ladies Floor. Visitors can also enjoy the recreational facilities provided by the hotel which include a swimming pool, Health Club and services at the Big Apple.
Fairmont Singapore, Singapore:- Offering 769 guest rooms and suites along with 16 restaurants, the Fairmont Singapore is located at the business, cultural and entertainment center of Singapore. The hotel encompasses a 70,000 square feet meeting room which is used to host small scale to large meetings and banquets. Guests can also enjoy a day at the Willow Stream Spa, one of the largest in Asia.
Claridges, United Kingdom:- Aptly located close to Park Lane, Oxford Street, and Bond Street, The Claridges in London is a step ahead of other hotels in hospitality and services. The hotel has bagged a fair number of awards ever since its opening and the “Gordon Ramsay” is touted to be the most glamorous restaurant in London.
The hotel also provides health and fitness centers with private function halls which also serve the purpose of hosting business meetings. Combining sheer elegance with sophisticated technology, the hotel has been restored in places to adapt to changing times.
Jumeirah Essex House, United States:- Situated in Manhattan, New York, the Jumeirah Essex House is the symbol of elite sophistication. Settled right between Broadway and the Central Park, the hotel draws hordes of travelers each year in the form of celebrities, dignitaries and world leaders.
Hope the list helped you. The next time you travel on business, be sure to visit any of these hotels to make your stay luxurious and memorable.