15 Hotels You Should Check Into On Your Next Business Trip
On a business trip, you don’t always have the time you’d like to enjoy and explore your destination. Productivity is of the essence, so you’re in luck when you can book a hotel that provides enjoyable meeting spots, a gourmet taste of the city, and a quiet, comfortable place to lay your head, all under one roof.
From local chefs and cocktails worth having a meeting over to serene rooms and spas that will make you want to extend your stay, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite hotel properties that we think you’ll love staying at in 2019. And to sweeten your stay, TravelBank has partnered with these hotels to offer exclusive rates and discounts to our users.
SIXTY LES – New York City
Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, SIXTY LES offers business travelers a luxurious yet hip designer space to conduct meetings or unwind after a long day of them.
Dining venues with gourmet food make for the perfect client entertainment opportunity, and if a little bleisure is in the cards, extend your stay to take advantage of the onsite spa or one of the private cabanas next to the Andy Warhol filmstrip pool.
The Surrey – New York City
One of three residential style hotels in the upper east side, The Surrey Hotel is beautiful respite for travelers, especially your CEOs and execs. The staff provides a personalized experience and service for TravelBank guests, and just in time for summer, the property unveiled its newly designed rooftop including a private garden in collaboration with Dom Pérignon. The garden, featuring green vines, lush greenery and burgundy-colored roses, is launching in coordination of the release of Dom Pérignon’s Rosé Vintage 2006 and will be there throughout the summer season.
The rooftop garden overlooks lush Central Park and the rest of the Manhattan skyline and provides a sophisticated space for New York City’s poshest hotel guests and The Surrey’s Patron’s Club members to relax while sipping on the new rosé vintage. On the roof, sleek black tables are spaced throughout for an elegant seated atmosphere. Café Boulud (one of chef Daniel Boulud’s acclaimed New York City-based restaurants) has created a special pairing menu for The Surrey and will feature foie gras terrine; fresh hamachi tartare; and shrimp toast.
TravelBank guests can enjoy one complimentary cocktail per day at The Surrey Roof Garden through September 3.
The Benjamin – New York City
Another excellent option for C-suite level employees traveling to New York City, The Benjamin is perfect for getting well rested before a big meeting. The hotel boasts their very own sleep concierge who can assist with selecting one of ten pillow types for a restful sleep, and for waking hours when the hunger strikes, is home to our own celebrity chef, Geoffrey Zakarian, who handles all of the food and beverage throughout the hotel. In particular, The National Restaurant located on the lobby level of The Benjamin is great for a meal with clients and also offers private dining and event space options for a larger affair.
The Benjamin is currently offering TravelBank travelers who book a stay at the hotel now through September 3, a $25 breakfast credit per day!
Arlo SoHo & Arlo NoMad – New York City
If you’re headed to New York City but looking to stay in SoHo or MoMad instead, check out Arlo Hotels. This boutique brand is focused on providing the amenities and features you need to make their hotel your home base in the city, and offers two properties, both boasting cozy, modern spaces.
At the SoHo property, a central courtyard provides a great gathering space or check out the rooftop which offers views of the Hudson River. And at the NoMad property, make sure to stop at their rooftop bar, A.R.T. NoMad, for a custom mixed cocktail.
Hotel Zelos – San Francisco
On the other side of the country in San Francisco, we have a few cool hotels for you to check out, the first of which is Hotel Zelos. Conveniently located in SoMa and just blocks from a number of big name tech startups, this hotel aims to provide a modern residential feel for your stay.
For happy hour, you’ve got to take your clients to Dirty Habit, a prime rooftop venue downtown.
Virgin Hotels – San Francisco
If you’re looking for something new, check out the Virgin Hotel SF. It plays host to a rooftop bar, restaurant, and onsite coffee shop.
Their modern rooms are likened to a space shuttle, but with all the amenities you need to get work done uninterrupted like free Wi-Fi, a minibar stocked with snacks at street pricing, and ergonomic headboards. And right now, guests get breakfast and their first two rounds of drinks for free.
Hotel G – San Francisco
A luxury boutique hotel, Hotel G is centrally located near Union Square and the famous cable cars, and features a cocktail and oyster bar alongside the new Ayala restaurant.
Rooms feel spacious compared to other options in the heart of the city and give you a feel for San Francisco with their California cool vibe. If you are hosting a gathering, the new penthouse suites offer plenty of room and exclusive rooftop terraces.
Jupiter – Portland
Heading up the west coast on business? Check into Jupiter Hotel or their modern addition next door, Jupiter NEXT. This boutique property is centrally located in SE Portland, offering a unique space to catch a little shut eye or catch up with your local accounts.
The addition houses plenty of room for getting work down and spectacular views of the city.
The Hoxton – Portland
If your meetings take you to Portland’s historic Old Town Chinatown, The Hoxton is your spot. The modern design may make you want to conduct all of your business from the property, and they have plenty of amenities to make that possible.
A healthy breakfast bag helps get your day started on the right foot, while free WiFi and calls to anywhere in the world making staying in touch easy. Be sure to take advantage of the lobby restaurant, rooftop taqueria, and the basement bar; and for those looking to host a crowd, The Hoxton also has an event space available.
The Line DTLA – Los Angeles
The next time you head to downtown LA for work, do yourself a favor and book The Line DTLA. This hip hotel is situated in Koreatown adjacent to the Wilshire / Normandie subway station.
Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, work desks, and views of the Hollywood Hills. Onsite, guests can enjoy an exercise room or loaner bikes to stay active. An outdoor pool and greenhouse lounge make for a very LA meeting venue, but there’s also a cafe, restaurant and bar to choose from.
The Saguaro – Scottsdale
The colorful Saguaro is sure to please those looking for a ‘grammable moment between work meetings. Set in Old Town, this stylish hotel features a bright tropical garden, two outdoor pools, and a spa for relaxing when you’re not using the complimentary in-room WiFi to answer emails.
The Mexican influence at this property is apparent from the handcrafted furniture in the rooms to the street food-inspired cuisine and margarita bar.
The Maven – Denver
When business takes you to Denver, The Maven allows you to stay in the center of it all. The property is a block from Coors Field baseball stadium, and just a six minute walk from Union train station.
The modern rooms feature free WiFi, coffee makers, and floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies for taking in the incredible city views. Take meetings from the restaurant, coffee shop or cocktail bar, all on site, and then squeeze in some me time at the hotel gym. For getting around, you can take advantage of the free shuttle or rent a car and pay for on site parking.
The Line DC – Washington, DC
If a taste of the local culture is what you’re after, book your next business trip stay at The Line DC in the lively Adams Morgan neighborhood. The hotel came to life inside what was originally a 1900s church, and today showcases music seven nights a week, menus inspired by cuisine all around the world, a community radio station hosted in the lobby, and spaces decorated by local artists’ work.
Room service is available 24/7 in case you find yourself pulling at all-nighter before the big meeting, or take advantage of the communal work space in the restaurant off the lobby.
Virgin Hotels – Chicago
When you travel to Chicago, there’s nothing like staying in the bustling epicenter of it all known as the Loop. Virgin Hotels Chicago is situated there, steps from Millennium Park and The Magnificent Mile.
While stepping into the lobby may lead you to believe the hotel is as eccentric as the rest of the Virgin brand, the rooms are cool and calming with their white and gray aesthetic. The room is ideal for business travelers needing a quiet space to work. The headboard is specifically designed to offer lower lumbar support, perfect for working from bed, and there is also a table workspace. Upstairs, you’ll find a swanky downtown rooftop bar with views of the surrounding skyscrapers, and off the lobby you’ll find a hip coffee shop and a restaurant for a bite to eat.
Ace Hotel – Chicago
In the hip West Loop district, the Ace Hotel is another great option for business travelers hoping to situate themselves in a good downtown location. The hotel is just three miles from the Navy Pier and a nine minute walk to the nearest L train station.
Inside the property, standard rooms include free wifi, stunning views of the downtown Chicago skyline, and even turntables or guitars. Ideal for longer stays, suites include kitchenettes and terraces.