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Top 20 Hotels Attract Business Travelers on the Job

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Travel & Leisure recently published a list of the World's Best Business Hotels for 2009. One of the world's most authoritative voices on luxury travel, they know what their business travelers expect as well. In a recent survey, Travel & Leisure readers slept in beds, and ate in hotel restaurants all over the world, and ranked them on amenities and services to come up with 20 of the World's Best Business Hotels.

What amenities and services do hotel business travelers expect when working away from the office? Free wi-fi, breakfast, plush robes, free parking, a fully stocked mini bar perhaps? Why should business travel be deemed any less important than high priced luxury travel? Traveling executives are basically living out of their suitcases, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be comfortable, pampered and well fed. Just because business travelers are making money on the go, doesn't mean they should get charged luxury prices because hotels see the guest as walking hundred dollar bills.

After an exhaustive World's Best survey, Travel + Leisure came up with this impressive list. You know you can count on their suggestions, after all, they are Travel + Leisure.

The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood

Sitting high in the Hollywood hills, The London West Hollywood is just steps from the famous Sunset Strip. Dining by renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay, interiors by David Collins Studio, and baths by Waterworks set this hotel above others. Open floor-plan suites for business travelers and pleasure seekers, a gorgeous pool sits perched on the hotel's rooftop overlooking the city. Honored with the AAA Four Diamond award, and recognized by Conde Nast Traveler on their “Hot List” for 2009, and now Travel + Leisure, the all-suite West Hollywood hotel, formerly known as the Bel Age hotel has the best to offer business travelers. Rates start at $229.00 per night. 1-866-282-4560.

XV Beacon, Boston
Whether it's theatre or sporting event tickets or an in-room massage, airport transfers, the XV Beacon's Concierge staff knows where to find it. Chef/Owner Jamie Mammano is in charge of his renowned steakhouse dining menu. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, overnight shoe shine, evening turn-down service, 24-hour valet laundry, gas fireplace, 42-inch flat screen television including one in the bathroom, rainforest shower head, and more than you could ever imagine. In-house exercise room, which includes free weights, treadmills, and stationary bikes, is open 24/7. The XV Beacon is also a pet-friendly hotel. Rates start at $250.00 per night. 1-888-229-0684

World's Best Business Hotels for 2009 by Travel & Leisure
Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires
Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei
St. Regis, Shanghai
XV Beacon, Boston
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood
Eliot Hotel, Boston
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
Sofitel Shanghai Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong, Shangai
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Dallas
Intercontinental Buckhead, Atlanta
St Regis, Beijing
Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Mandarin Oriental, New York
Conrad Centennial, Singapore
Four Seasons Hotel, Buenos Aires
Ritz-Carlton Central Park, New York

For more information, go to Travel + Leisure.


Written by Donna Diegel

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