Traveling to London or New York City for work for the first time and are at a loss on what makes the best temporary home for you - fret not, we’ve done a little digging and we believe we’ve got the best business hotels nailed down just for you.
The Clermont, Victoria - For heritage lovers
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The Clermont is a Modern Victorian-era railroad hotel, adjacent to Charing Cross Station. It is located in the city center and entertainment district, near a metro station. Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Hyde Park and Regent's Park. London Eye and Sea Life London Aquarium are not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's central location. Some of the area’s most famous places are the National Gallery, the London Transport Museum, the Trafalgar Square and the Royal Opera House.
This beautiful Grade II listed Victorian railway hotel was designed by James Thomas Knowles and dates back to 1862. All guest rooms are luxuriously appointed and are equipped with contemporary furnishings. You will find everything you need, including complimentary drinks and snacks, Nespresso coffee machines and salon quality hair dryers. We’re guessing you’ll also enjoy the Gilchrist & Soames premium toiletries. There’s also in-room wellness classes provided by the online fitness platform FLY LDN, or you can access the hotel's gym on the seventh floor.
Address : 101 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0SJ, UK
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge - Access to London’s best attractions
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The Leonardo Royal is a very luxurious hotel close to London’s liveliest attractions, in East London. Located on a quiet street, with excellent travel links, there’s plenty to enjoy between business meetings and city sightseeing at this convenient 4-star superior hotel in London. A family-friendly restaurant and two modern bars take care of free time, while the sleek mosaic-walled 25m swimming pool and the elegant spa, gym and leisure club provide a welcome escape.
The rooms are bright and spacious and have spectacular city views thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, taking in Tower Bridge in one direction and The Gherkin in the other. The interior design is modern, with a neutral colour scheme and wall art.
The Tower of London, St. Katherine’s Dock, London’s financial district and Wilton’s Music Hall are a few minutes walk away, and across the river are The Shard, Borough Market and Tate Modern art gallery. The neighbourhoods of Shoreditch and Hoxton are also close by, taking you to Brick Lane, Columbia Road flower market, designer shopping at Spitalfields and Boxpark pop-up mall with its tasty street food.
Address: 45 Prescott St, London E1 8GP, UK
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NEW YORK CITY
Hyatt Grand Central New York - Everything within reach
The 4-star Hyatt Grand Central New York adjoins Grand Central Station and is considered by some to have one of the best locations of all of New York's hotels. Times Square, the shopping of 5th Avenue, the theatres of Broadway, the Empire State Building and many of the major museums are all within walking distance. The area also has many dining and nightlife options.
Originally named The Commodore Hotel, it opened on January 28, 1919. It was restored in 1980; its facade is now encased in glass with major improvements made to its interior as well.
The 35-story hotel features 1,311 spacious rooms with modern decor, soft pastel colors, natural wood headboards and detailing. Rooms are on the 19th through 28th floors with sweeping views of the city.
The Grand Hyatt is also very close to the Chrysler Building, the United Nations, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Hyatt Grand Central New York is connected to Grand Central Terminal for direct access to the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S subway lines and the Metro North Railroad to Westchester and Connecticut. The 42nd St Crosstown M42 bus stops on 42nd and Lexington and Park.
Address : 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017, USA
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CitizenM New York Times Square - For Broadway Fans
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CitizenM New York Times Square is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of Manhattan. This hotel is very close to Radio City Music Hall and Broadway. Guests love the hotel's central location for the sightseeing and for its convenient access to public transportation.
You will enjoy taking a shower here after back to back meetings - their bathrooms are fixed with rainfall showerheads with hydromassage features. CitizenM also treats its guests to a gorgeous view from the rooftop terrace, a fantastic place to unwind after a long day at the office.
Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes so you can spend your evenings at your favourite musicals with peace of mind.
Address : 218 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown - for the fitness buff
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The Millennium Downtown New York is a hotel in Lower Manhattan, New York City, located at the southeast corner of Fulton Street and Church Street. This hotel has a charming atmosphere, with the World Trade Center right next door. Rooms either have a view of the 9/11 site, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hudson River or the city skyline.
The hotel is home to a 40-foot long heated indoor pool which sits enclosed in a glass room offering magnificent city views. It also boasts of a sauna, massage room and a fitness center.
Each room is furnished with the signature Hilton bed with Serta mattress down comforter and 250-thread-count cotton linens that’s sure to bring some comfort to those post work-out aches and pains.
The subway is a half-block away and Wall Street is five blocks south. Walk 15 minutes south to take the free Staten Island Ferry for awesome views in New York Harbor. Guests love the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Cortlandt St. Station and Fulton St. Station (Broadway) are just steps away.
Address: 55 Church St, New York, NY 10007, USA
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