Six Outstanding Business Hotels
Carlo IV Hotel
Voted Leading European Business Hotel at 2008’s prestigious World Travel Awards, Carlo IV combines five-star luxury using a slick business set-up. Its business center holds around 350 people or, for more informal meetings, the Ox Bar and Cigar Bar are suitably relaxing.
Witt Istanbul Suites
Conceived in 2008, Witt Istanbul Suites can be a boutique-style haven. The former Turkish headquarters of Ogilvy and Mather, it’s since been reshaped by Wallpaper*- endorsed designer darlings, Autoban. With sweeping views of Istanbul, the Bosphorus as well as the Black Sea, Sea View Suite 52 could be the pick from the bunch, watching out over the river along with the Topkapi Palace. All the hotel’s suites think that luxury apartments, thanks to superbly equipped kitchens, hi-tech marble bathrooms (each boasting an indulgent five showerheads), and a lot of space.
From its striking and award-winning modernist restaurant Sanzone to its location in the heart in the Spanish capital, Hospes is arguably Madrid’s best boutique hotel. The deluxe suites, with their towering ceilings and open-plan style, include the rooms of preference but the lower-priced choices an elegant replacement for the faceless chain hotels in the vicinity.
Hotel Seven One Seven
This lovely old townhouse is scheduled using one with the city’s most breathtaking canals and, consistent with its architectural style, features a proper ‘home from home’ feel about it. There are free minibar and fast WiFi in every room and, from its executive suites, some fabulous views from the canal. The atmospheric library can be acquired for meetings, as could be the Strawinsky Room for bigger groups.
St Regis Grand Hotel
The business traveling readers of Nast Traveller magazine voted the St Regis group (section of Starwood Hotels) as one of their top hotel chains in 2008, and also the Rome outpost from the company is often a fine example with the quality you can anticipate. For meetings, hire the Sala Venezia which holds 24 people and is also furnished with the most up-to-date technology and, arguably more impressive, a tremendous Murano glass chandelier. There’s also 24-hour butler service and a private diplomatic entrance whenever security and discretion are required.
Players in the hedge fund industry, which includes made it is home in Mayfair, have this venerable London hotel on their doorstep, rendering it ideal for business travelers jetting looking for a gathering. The hotel reopened recording after a 100m renovation along with its commanding views of Hyde Park, extensive conference and meeting facilities (including former hotel owner Charles Forte’s original circular office) and reasonably priced French brasserie, it’s already doing great credit-crunch defying business.