In today’s global economy, business often means jet setting across the world to conduct meetings, push through deals, lock in partnerships, and much more. With this in mind, luxury hotels are creating spaces specifically for the business traveler, catering to their needs to ensure carefree transitions through countries, continents and time zones. Particularly, in business meccas such as São Paulo, London, New York and Miami, top hotels set themselves apart by blending privacy, the very best technology, impeccable design, and anticipatory service to assist with anything that might arise during a business traveler’s stay.
Beautifully designed and furnished by the renowned British design workshop Linley, Claridge’s Map Room in London is a guest only space that makes conducting business a true pleasure. Named after the magnificent wall-sized map of the world, the Map Room features all travelers might need to catch up on work in a luxurious setting. Guests of the hotel are invited to access the room 24 hours a day and amenities and services include complimentary water and use of the Nespresso machine, complimentary mac and PC laptops, iPads and integrated Wi-Fi, discrete break-out spaces and hot desks with Eames office chairs, multiple time-zone clocks, a specially designed library of limited-edition art, fashion and lifestyle books selected by Assouline, a collection of the latest magazines, light bites throughout the day, and much more.
Uniquely located within Burle-Marx Park, Palácio Tangará in Brazil, the latest debut from the Oetker collection, offers a luxurious and tranquil oasis with easy access to the business center of São Paulo. The hotel’s lobby lounge was imagined as an intimate gathering space perfect for conducting business. Boasting exceptional design created by leading Brazilian interior design firms Bick Simonato and Anastassiadis, the lobby lounge offers comfortable lounge style-seating in rich grey hues, complemented by bright sunlight and the vivid greenery of the surrounding park through floor-to-ceiling windows, ideal for meetings of every kind. With food and beverage options championed by world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, high speed Wi-Fi, and a team ready to assist business travelers with any last-minute requests – from printing documents, to providing transfers, and more – the hotel offers an experience unique to São Paulo, establishing itself as the most sought-after outpost for business travelers in South America. Business travelers who book the hotel’s Business in São Paulo rate will also receive guaranteed early check in at 10:00 a.m., perfect for overnight flights, complimentary first piece pressing on the first night, complimentary shoe shine, and more.
The St. Regis New York has long stood as one of Manhattan’s most glamorous and iconic destinations. Discretely nestled within the ground floor of the hotel, the Cognac Room is a private, intimate haven for meetings. Incorporating comfortable reading chairs, writing desks, and antique paneled cases, the Cognac Room invites guests to enjoy a cup of tea, an espresso, or a fine whiskey while conducting business in one of the city’s most historic buildings. For those down in Miami, the Library at Faena Hotel, a high design guest only area, has become a top spot for business travelers to congregate in the destination. With a more relaxed, residential feel hidden away from the public spaces, guests are able to meet quietly, enjoy cocktails and enlist the assistance of concierges who are just steps away.
With international travel becoming a standard part of business, luxury hotels continue to innovate to surpass the needs of their guests. Through offering exceptional spaces created specifically with the business travelers in mind, hotels promise visitors a seamless experience from start to finish so that they can focus on making deals, while the property handles the rest.