If you are a jet-setter who is always on the go, you are sure to appreciate the comforts of a hotel that caters to your every need. When you travel on business, there is little time for fuss but the slightest discomfort can make even the shortest of trips completely miserable. It will serve you well to choose the right hotel with the right amenities. With that taken care of, you can turn your focus on business and can enjoy your leisure hours.
There are hotels that have made it their business to look after the needs of business travellers and then some. Without further ado, let’s look at some of the very best of them from across seven cities and three continents.
The Plaza, New York: It found a place in Scott F. Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and is known to be one of the most luxurious hotels in the Big Apple and for its afternoon teas at the Palm Court. There’s even butler service and a selection of exquisite suites.
Trident, Mumbai: You can step away from the chaotic city without losing sight of its beauty at Trident located in Nariman Point. It offers a great view of the Marine Drive and the Arabian Sea. It also has a spa, fitness centre and award-winning restaurants to sweeten the deal.
The Peninsula, Hong Kong: Known as the ‘Grande Dame of the Far East’, The Peninsula opened its doors to guests in 1928. And while it is elegant with Oriental elements that play up its décor, the hotel is equipped with the best technology, from interactive digital bedside and desk tablets to LED touchscreen panels.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai: Located in the heart of all the action, The Ritz-Carlton is a resort that brings together Mediterranean-inspired décor with Arabian hospitality. You can unwind from the pressures of the day at its luxurious spa, by taking long walks along the white sand beaches, enjoying the landscaped gardens or by heading to the Emirates Golf Club nearby.
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris: A landmark hotel, the luxurious hotel is set in the heart of Paris and no matter how busy you are, you can’t escape Paris; the hotel has designed an experience that encompasses all that is Parisian from its cuisine at Le Cinq to its art pieces. It has all the services to support a business traveller; there’s a health club, business centre, and even babysitting services if you are taking your tots along!
Park Hyatt, Tokyo: The hotel puts you on top of the world. You can gaze across the city of Tokyo, Mount Fuji and a wide expanse of sky during your stay here as all the rooms are located from the 41st floor and above. An indoor swimming pool, library, and an aesthetics and fitness centre complete the experience.
Threadneedles, London: Previously home to a bank, the Victorian building now houses a modern and understated boutique-style hotel. It boasts of Marco Pierre White cuisine. The English love their afternoon tea and here, you can enjoy it in their dome lounge. If you can part company with its exquisite-ness, the city is right outside.
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