Travel and Leisure, the recognized magazine authority on all things travel related, has listed their top 20 hotels around the world. Hotels were ranked by readers of the magazine. The hotels that made the prestigious list were chosen based on comfort, amenities, services and technology. Those ranking the hotels were readers who travel frequently for business, always looking for the hotels that will give them the comfort of home, the ability to do business while on the road and access to all that the particular city has to offer.
As you can see from the list, hotels in Asia rank very high with business travellers. In recent years, more Western business people have traveled frequently to Asia, and the hotels have met the challenge of keeping these travellers happy. In fact, of the 20 hotels listed, nine are in Asia, with Hong Kong and Shanghai tied for cities having the best hotels; each with three on the list. US hotels fared well, too, with 9 of the hotels. New York, Boston and the LA area each have two hotels making the list.
Some of the more interesting amenities included Boston’s Eliot hotel, which offers touch screen monitors for ordering room service and printing your boarding passes. Some of the more common amenities that travellers appreciated include free parking, good restaurants, free internet access and business centres located in the hotels. Here are Travel and Leisure’s top 20 hotels for business travellers.
1. Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires
2. Shangri-la’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei
3. St. Regis, Shanghai
4. XV Beacon, Boston
5. Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
6. The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood
7. Eliot Hotel, Boston
8. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
9. Sofitel Shanghai Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
10. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
11. Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong
12. Pudong Shangri-la, Shanghai
13. Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Dallas
14. Intercontinental Buckhead, Atlanta
15. St. Regis, Beijing
16. Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
17. Mandarin Oriental, New York
18. Conrad Centennial, Singapore
19. Four Seasons, Buenos Aires
20. Ritz Carlton Central Park, New York