San Francisco real estate is worth its weight in gold, and getting a good-looking pad in one of the city’s many gorgeous, atmospheric neighborhoods is notoriously expensive. It’s good news for visitors, then, that they don’t have to buy a place to enjoy the benefits–and business travelers are luckier still, if they can expense the hotel tab.
When headed to San Francisco, book the Grand Hyatt San Francisco (345 Stockton St., Union Square, 415-398-1234; grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com), a great Union Square location with plenty of work space in the contemporary rooms. A 24-hour fitness center also makes this hotel a good choice for business travelers. By staying at Le Méridien (333 Battery St., Financial District, 415-296-2900; starwoodhotels.com) you can practically roll out of bed right to your meeting. The Financial District hotel has high-speed wireless and 24-hour room service.
If you’re staying in a city as vibrant as Hong Kong, there are many options for the perfect hotel. A modern glass tower with a super Pacific Place location, Conrad Hong Kong (Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 852-2521-3838; conrad.com.hk) has comfortable rooms with wireless access, spacious in-room work areas and a cutting-edge fitness center. Bankers and business leaders choose the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, 852-2522-0111; mandarinoriental.com), a full-service hotel, for its accommodating staff and prime location in the midst of Hong Kong’s office towers.
The InterContinental Hong Kong (18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 852-2721-1211; ichotelsgroup.com) boasts a great waterfront location, an army of staff happy to help with any request and a large, well-equipped business center, making this hotel a great choice for execs on the go. Business travelers also love the free wireless access in JW Marriott‘s (Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central, 852-2810-8366; marriott.com) comfortable lounges. A 24-hour fitness center and thick pillowtop mattresses practically guarantee a good night’s sleep.
In a town like Las Vegas, even if you’re visiting for business, you’re sure to experience a level of hotel glamour you can’t find anywhere else. At the Bellagio Las Vegas (3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Center Strip, 888-987-6667; bellagio.com) extra-large rooms allow for plenty of space to spread out and work. The automatic blackout shades help to ensure you’re not tempted to ditch the laptop and hit the Strip between meetings. Only steps from the MGM Grand convention center, The Signature at MGM Grand (145 E. Harmon Ave., South Strip, 877-612-2121; signaturemgmgrand.com), an all-suite hotel, comes without the temptations of a casino. The 24-hour concierge service is helpful for any last-minute technology glitches.
Work areas with a fax/printer, dual-line telephones and wireless Internet access are standard fare at the luxe Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Center Strip, 702-414-1000; venetian.com). Decide to hold a meeting in any of the nearly 2 million square feet of meeting space and you’ll never have to leave the resort. Customer service is paramount at Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Center Strip, 877-321-9966 or 702-770-7000; wynnlasvegas.com), and it doesn’t stop at leisure travelers. A special meetings concierge is assigned to every onsite business conference to ensure all needs are met, from technology assistance to catering requests.