Top hotels in New York for business trips
New York, New York. It’s so good they named it twice. Claiming the title of the largest city in the United States, New York City is home to over 8.7 million people. A global hub of commerce, it’s a business traveller’s paradise.
If you’re heading to the Big Apple on business and need somewhere to stay, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s a sales conference in Brooklyn or a breakfast meeting in the Bronx, the city is packed with hotels to cater to your every business need.
Here’s the lowdown on the best business hotels in New York City.
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Magnificent Midtown East
Four Seasons *****
Home to the impressive Empire State and Chrysler buildings, Midtown East is the New York you see in the movies. If you want the Hollywood location and 5-star luxury, the Four Seasons is a no-brainer.
From its location on East 57th Street, this iconic hotel, designed by world-renowned architect I.M Pei, is perfectly equipped for work and play. For work, there’s a 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi, plus translation and interpretation services, and administrative support.
After hours, head on up to the L. Raphael Beauty spa for some well-deserved après-work pampering, then eat, drink and be merry at the fabulous Garden restaurant. It’ll be a meal to remember.
Modern Midtown West
Park Central Hotel ****
If you’re on a business stay in Midtown West, the stunning Park Central Hotel is an ideal home from home. The hotel has a business centre in the lobby, complete with iMacs and a digital concierge that you can use to view flight times, check directions to meeting places and get advice on local attractions.
One work is out of the way, you’re in a prime location to enjoy everything NYC has to offer. Catch a show on Broadway, a performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, or go for a wander round the historic Museum of Modern Art. It’s all on your doorstep.
Famous Financial District
Andaz Wall Street ****
Got business meetings in NYC’s sky-scraping Financial District? Then book yourself into the Andaz Wall Street. This super sleek high-rise hotel is just two blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, making it the perfect place to rest your weary head after a hard day’s number-crunching.
You’re guaranteed to sleep well in the fancy loft-style rooms, with their 11-foot ceilings, oak floors and bleached wood window seats. And if you need to prep for a meeting, you can do it from the comfort of your room, as they all have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and more mod cons than you can shake a briefcase at.
When hunger strikes, head to the Andaz Kitchen & Bar. It serves up a mix of scrumptious Italian, Caribbean, Asian and American fare made with fresh ingredients from the Hudson Valley.
Four Seasons Downtown *****
The Four Seasons Downtown is the Midtown Four Season’s cooler, edgier brother. Perched on the edge of the trendy Tribeca district, it’s an eight-minute stroll to Wall Street. And the transport links are fab.
The Oculus, downtown’s transit hub, with its nine subway lines, is in spitting distance. And LaGuardia airport is a mere 8 miles away.
The business amenities at this hotel are top notch. There’s a 2,000 square foot fitness centre, an indoor lap pool and one of the most luxurious spas in town.
But the best thing about this place is CUT, renowned Austrian chef Wolfgang Puck’s first restaurant in Manhattan. The steak is to-die-for. Take your carnivorous clients here when you want to make an impression.
Sheraton Brooklyn ****
From sports at the renowned Barclays Centre to live music and vintage garb in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a happening neighbourhood. If you want to be in the thick of the action, the Sheraton Brooklyn is the place to stay.
There’s 6,000 square feet of business amenities to play with during the day, including a 24-hour business centre, conference room, ballroom and banqueting facilities.
At the end of the working day, why not relax in a spa tub or admire the gleaming Manhattan skyline from the hotel’s terrace as you sip on a signature cocktail? There are worse ways to unwind.
Opera House Hotel ***
If you want to show your clients or staff a little old school New York class, the Bronx’s historic Opera House Hotel is the place to check in. It was good enough for Harry Houdini and the Marx Brothers, so it’s good enough for your business contacts.
NYC’s northernmost borough, The Bronx is rugged, cool and multicultural. Here you can get your post-work pizza fix in Little Italy, unwind in some of the greenest spaces in New York, or meet the residents of the Bronx Zoo.
Alongside plush suites with marble-clad bathrooms, it features 925 square foot boardrooms, as well as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour coffee. Oh, and let’s not forget the complimentary cookie hour. Sweet tooth anyone?
Unique Upper East Side
The Surrey *****
If you’re hosting a conference on the Upper East Side and need a place to put up some VIP guests, The Surrey is a great choice. It exudes elegance and glamour with its spacious rooms, fine art collection and stunning private rooftop garden, where a butler will bring your guests’ favourite tipple right to them.
If that isn’t luxurious enough, they can indulge in a relaxing massage at the dreamy Cornelia Spa or taste the Michelin-starred fare at Café Boulud.
The location isn’t bad either. The upscale boutiques of Madison Avenue are on the doorstep, as is the natural beauty of Central Park. A great all-round choice.
Undulating Upper West Side
Hotel Beacon ****
Tagging a family holiday on to the end of your business trip? Then check out the family-friendly Hotel Beacon on the Upper West Side. It’s close to all the neighbourhood’s top family attractions including Riverside Park, Central Park, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the American Museum of Natural History.
Spacious one and two-bedroom suites are available with an extra sofa bed in the living room, and the suites have kitchens, so you can save money on eating out by preparing your own meals with fresh ingredients from Fairway Market or Trader Joe’s, both within easy walking distance.
If you have to drag yourself away from the family to do some work, there’s free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business centre. But once the kids are in bed, there’s the option to let loose in the hotel’s stylish cocktail bar.
REWARD TIP: If you’re wondering what to do with the little ones in the Big Apple once your work day is over, you’ll find plenty of ideas in our post on how to do New York with kids.
Where to eat
Now you know where to stay on business in New York. But what about places to eat? Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too. Check out our blog post on great places to eat in NYC.
Turn business into pleasure
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