Business travel and living in the lap of luxury can go hand in hand, if you know where to look. There are plenty of budget-friendly hotels to be found throughout the world, however, when you’re creating an itinerary for business travel, why not impart some luxury into your stay?
Luxury hotels are increasingly trying to appeal to business travelers by dedicating space and accommodations specifically targeting professionals. From better and bigger event spaces to cozy private rooms with breathtaking views, luxury hotels are stepping up their game.
Here are eight great luxury hotels perfect for business travel:
Palace Hotel, Tokyo, Japan (pictured)
For international business travelers, assimilating into a culture is important. After all, one doesn’t want to insult business associates in the host country! The Palace Hotel has you covered, offering a personalized experience for guests of all stripes. Guides for business travelers will teach the ways of Japanese etiquette so that everything runs more smoothly over the course of your stay. There is an exclusive club to be accessed (if you make the cut) for after dinner cocktails. Otherwise, you can enjoy one of the ten restaurants and bars available on site.
Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, USA
Described as an “iconic urban resort,” the Hilton Anatole offers about 50,000 square feet of space dedicated exclusively to meetings and events. An on-site FedEx center and a convenient location also make the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas a winner for business travelers. There are plenty of opportunities for business people to participate in the urban luxury to be found in downtown Dallas. The best part of the hotel is the view: boardrooms overlook an incredibly beautiful Dallas skyline.
Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
The Rancho Valencia offers guests the opportunity to host sprawling garden parties and cocktail receptions on its meticulously groomed lawns. The interior of the hotel does boast boardrooms, but it’s the outdoor amenities that business travelers will be most taken with.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Hawaii, USA
Business travelers looking for an exotic break that isn’t too far from home will find solace in the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, on the island of Maui in Hawaii. The rooms at this Ritz-Carlton location are tastefully decorated to give visitors a tropical treat. Hiking excursions and spa packages offered by the hotel give business travelers an opportunity to unwind or build bonds between team members that will last well beyond the trip. Better yet, there are six restaurants on-site!
Capella Hotel, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Like the Palace Hotel, Capella also offers international travelers a means of assimilating with cultural interpreters. Certain guest packages offer travelers to pick “three wishes” from a list, which range from transportation to and from the airport to credits to be used at the on-site spa. Capella is also conveniently located on beautiful Sentosa Island. Visitors have the option to visit the beach between business meetings.
The Langham, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Boasting riverfront views and a spa, the Langham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, is the pinnacle of opulence in business travel. Take a break from back-to-back meetings to visit the health club or the 67-foot long pool. The views are unbeatable, and the floor-to-ceiling windows give you access to them all. But its spa is the real attraction. The Langham, Chicago claims to host the only five star spa in the city.
Hotel Fairmont Baku - Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan
Known for its impeccable style and distinctly modern aesthetic, the Fairmont is located in the historic city of Baku. Baku has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so business travelers can enjoy the gorgeous history of the largest port and major city in Azerbaijan. With over 25,000 square feet of event and meeting space, you can enjoy the latest in style and architecture while still getting down to business.
Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Can you think of a single more luxurious location for a business destination than a literal castle? Ashford Castle makes this dream a reality. Set on 350 acres, the castle is straight out of a storybook. Along with several restaurants and bar on-site, the hotel hosts regular afternoon tea. Ashford Castle also boasts an “exclusive nine-hole golf course” and a variety of other country sports for its distinguished guests. With breathtaking country views and plenty to keep your mind occupied during your downtime, the Ashford Castle is a great choice for business travelers looking for something out of the ordinary but still keeps it classy.