With millions of people traveling for business every day, some of them going halfway around the world, they turn to hotels to be their home—and office—away from home. As a result, hotels that cater to business travelers have started offering amenities that they know their guests need and will enjoy. Work-related amenities like in-room ergonomic workstations or on-site business centers that offer printing and courier service, not to mention conference and meeting rooms of all sizes. And then there are the outside of work amenities like spas for relaxing after a day of meeting or restaurants for entertaining potential clients. All of these details are what attract business travelers and turn them into repeat customers.
Among the newest business hotels opening up, a vast majority of them are located in Asia. In order to keep up with business trends and demand from an ever-increasing contingent of businesspeople conducting affairs in Asia, both boutique and mega business hotels alike are popping up all over the place. From big cities like Shanghai and Tokyo to up-and-coming big business cities, these Asian business hotels take their jobs seriously and go above and beyond to make business travelers welcome and comfortable.
Here is a list of the 24 best new business hotels around the globe, according to ProntoHotel.com:
Located right in the Thailand capital’s business hub, this 238-room hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows that lend amazing views of the city. This luxury Bangkok business hotel is the Sofitel’s newest under the So brand. Multiple meeting rooms, a business center, and easy access to many of the city’s biggest coporate offices, this business hotel in Bangkok also has a rooftop bar and an infinity pool on the 10th floor.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Housed in a skyscraper that leans more than Pisa’s tower, the Hyatt Capital Gate has 189 guest rooms on high floors, meaning they also have spectacular views. With an outdoor pool on the 19th floor, this luxury business hotel in Abu Dhabi is located right next to the convention center, so convenience is key.
W Singapore Hotel, Sentosa Cove
Located on Sentosa Island in Singapore, the W hotel is surrounded by beaches, water parks, and golf courses, meaning time away from business can be easily enjoyed. The hotel’s business center has a printing service and courier, meaning putting together a last-minute presentation will be hassle-free. Make some time to lounge by the 14,000-square-foot pool.
Conrad Hotel Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
This riverfront business hotel in Seoul is housed in the same complex as the Korean stock exchange. The International Finance Center also boasts multiple entertainment options and proximity to Yeouido Park and the Yeouido subway stop. Each room, including the 37th-floor Executive Suite, has a U-shaped ergonomic workstation. Enjoy free time at the driving ranges, virtual golf center, or spa.
Fairmont Makati Hotel
A high-rise hotel in Manila’s business district, the Fairmont offers 280 guest rooms. A fantastic spa, pool, and multiple restaurants, offer multiple venues to both relax and entertain clients. The detail-oriented service on the club floors is well worth the $327 price tag.
St. Regis Hotel Doha
This massive hotel is in a prime location for a Doha business hotel. Right between the business district and the Kantara Arts complex, the 338 guest rooms in the St. Regis all have large workspaces and fantastic spots for entertaining business partners, including two restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, a Lebanese seafood eatery, and the only branch of New York’s famed Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Palace Hotel Tokyo
After a three-year restoration, the Palace Hotel features 290 guest rooms with amazing views of the Imperial Palace. With a refined clientele and a subway line that runs underneath the Tokyo business hotel, it couldn’t be more appropriate for a business stay.
Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Hotel Majestic seamlessly blends together colonial times with the modern, consisting of one building from each era. The 300-room Kuala Lampur business hotel also features a spa and multiple meeting spaces, all convenient to the city’s main business area. The piano bar is a great place for informal business meetings and The Smokehouse is great for dining solo or with coworkers.
Convenient to the airport, this Chennai business hotel is full of conference and banquet rooms, and the 24-hour business center offer multilingual services in addition to video-conferencing. You can also take advantage of their printing and courier services before heading to the rooftop infinity pool or meeting a client at the hotel’s fantastic restaurant, Flying Elephant.
Keraton at the Plaza Hotel
The residential tower has 12 floors designated as a first-class Jakarta business hotel, the Keraton at the Plaza. Boasting contemporary artwork as beautiful as the panoramic views, the Keraton is located on the HI traffic circle, putting it right in between the financial and government centers of the Indonesian capital. The hotel, which has 140 guest rooms, is connected to a luxury shopping center.
Housed right in the International Finance Center, the Four Seasons in Guangzhou couldn’t be more convenient for business—both in location and service. With either river or city views, the 344 guest rooms of this Guangzhou business hotel, are well-appointed and perfect for working visits.
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong
Just a short walk from both the Jinmao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, this Shanghai business hotel boasts 187 guest rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. The infinity pool on the 41st floor is a great place to relax after a long day.
Twelve at Hengshan
Almost made for business travelers, this Shanghai business hotel has 171 rooms in addition to plenty of meeting areas. A non-traditional option for a business traveler, Twelve at Hengshan is located in the area of the former French Concession, but there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the area. The in-house options are also stellar: two restaurants, a rooftop terrace, and an indoor garden.
Sydney Park Hyatt Hotel
With a mix of celebrities and businesspeople streaming into this hotel, the staff definitely knows how to cater to guests. After an enormous makeover, this downtown Sydney business hotel has wonderful views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the 155 guest rooms, including the largest penthouse in Sydney, are large and well-outfitted. Head to the rooftop pool of the Sydney Park Hyatt one evening after work.
B2 Boutique Hotel & Spa
A small hotel (60 rooms) in a former brewery, is housed in the same building as Google’s Swiss offices, so those looking to do business with the Internet giant won’t be able to find better accommodations. A rooftop spa and a lobby bar that serves up light fare are about the only boastable extras, but the rooms are spectacular and this Zurich business hotel won’t disappoint.
Located on a very stylish street and is a favorite among those traveling to Belgrade for business. With 239 spacious guest rooms, a fantastic restaurant, and a bar that’s a favorite among locals, this Belgrade business hotel takes service and professionalism seriously, making it a perfect match for those on a working trip.
Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv
Located in a thriving neighborhood bursting with restaurants and bars, this brand new member of the Fairmont chain is connected with the rest of the city through public transportation. The 258 rooms are lavishly decorated and both the restaurant and bar are worth checking out—either for a business function or on your own.
Convenient to the South Kensington tube station as well as a number of museums, this London business hotel has 111 rooms within an Edwardian townhouse. The staff is very attentive to make sure business travelers’ needs are met and the computer center has several printers. Those business travelers looking for a more personalized, less-generic London business hotel will enjoy The Ampersand.
InterContinetal London Westminster
Just around the corner from Parliament and Big Ben, this London business hotel is also great for travelers visiting the city for the first time and looking to grab a few minutes for some quick sightseeing. The 256 guest rooms, 45 of them suites, are complimented by many meeting spaces and a secretarial service. With a tube station across the street and an in-house restaurant, business travelers will find the InterContinental to be very convenient.
Once a former office building itself, it seems only appropriate that the South Place would cater to a business clientele. This 80-room London business hotel is located in The City, or London’s financial district. The rooms are outfitted with luxurious materials like black marble and international electrical outlets. With two restaurants, a rooftop bar (as well as two others), and lots of other dining options right around the hotel, South Place is a great option for business trips to London.
Live Aqua Bosques
Mexico City, Mexico
Located in an up-and-coming commercial district that is close to much of the Mexican capital’s business dealings, this Mexico City business hotel is one of the city’s newest high-rises with 135 guest rooms and a trendy feel. The restaurant serves up fantastic, and authentic, Mexican fare and the location couldn’t be better for entertaining clients after a meeting.
San Francisco, CA
After a drastic face-lift, this San Francisco business hotel has 158 rooms located on the top 11 floors of a Financial District skyscraper. With breathtaking views, a wonderful spa, and a great restaurant, the best part about the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco is hard to pick—and then you factor in its proximity to big business and banks and the choice gets even harder.
New York, NY
Located in Downtown Manhattan near Wall Street, this newly renovated hotel lives up to its reputation. A fantastic restaurant that is a favorite of businesspeople and fantastic artwork make this New York City business hotel a must for anyone working in Lower Manhattan. The 463 guest rooms are uncommonly large for New York and the hotel’s proximity to Battery Park and other downtown attractions is a plus.
Another great addition to the Marriott family, this 153-room Peru hotel mainly attracts tourists heading to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley; however, the JW Marriott also serves as a Cuzco business hotel, complete with conference rooms. Convenient to Plaza de Armas, this new hotel is the city’s biggest and features two Peruvian restaurants, a bar, and a spa.