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The best luxury business hotels in the world

  • Business
  • By Lisa Nightingale
  • Published 30 January 2023
  • Revised 09 March 2023

Going on an international business trip doesn’t have to be as dreary as it sounds, and it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style and luxury when choosing a city hotel.

‘Corporate hotels’ are no longer drab and lifeless, or just a place to rest your head at night that happens to have decent Wi-Fi. These days, the five-star hotel offerings around the world for the discerning business traveller focus on comfort, convenience and class in equal measure.

We’ve pulled together a list of some of the world’s most luxurious business accommodation based on their suitability for all your corporate needs, their unashamed extravagance, and their exceptional services for your much-needed downtime, because we all need to switch off now and again.

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris

An icon of Parisian opulence since 1925, Hôtel Le Bristol Paris is one of the finest hotels in France. Located right in the centre of the city on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, this five-star institution exudes a certain je ne sais quoi that cannot be matched.

Rooms and suites are predictably chic and sumptuous, offering the perfect place to crash out after a long day. Four Michelin stars are distributed between two of its fine dining restaurants: Epicure and 114 Faubourg, while Le Bar du Bristol is a cosy haunt for an evening tipple.

If you’re not ready to hit the sack, check out B.A.D (Bristol After Dark) where the bar turns into a mesmeric purple-hued nightclub, which mixes Studio 54 vibes with a modern Parisian club scene.

The beautiful Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie provides a welcome range of world-class treatments and services to re-energise, while the stunning indoor rooftop swimming pool is a calming place to recoup and unwind.

Corporate Highlights:

  • Several meeting and event spaces for all your business requirements, including refined boardrooms and luxurious salons with top-of-the-range technology and sound insulation
  • Ideal location in the heart of Paris, only a three-minute walk to the Metro station Miromesnil, which provides easy and quick connections with the rest of the city 

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris

The Peninsula, Hong Kong

The ‘Grande Dame of the Far East’ is consistently recognised as one of the best business hotel stays in the world, and its perfect combination of impeccable eastern and western hospitality makes an experience at The Peninsula truly one of a kind.

Positioned in Kowloon’s business and entertainment district, Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel is well located for everything you’d need on a productive Hong Kong trip.

Naturally, the dining options are magnificent here with seven exceptional places to eat.

Choose from a delectable range of international cuisines like Swiss, Cantonese, Japanese, French and contemporary European for dinner. Then loosen up with an evening cocktail in the sleek interiors of The Bar or The Peninsula Boutique & Café.

Deluxe Rooms and Suites are beautifully appointed and feature a host of modern conveniences such as the impressive fully interactive digital bedside and desk tablets, complete with IPTV and Chromecast, meaning you can kick back in front of the TV after a long day.

Alternatively, swim a few laps in the 8th-floor indoor pool and take in panoramic views over Hong Kong’s legendary skyline from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The Peninsula Spa provides a gorgeously calm spot in which to relax and indulge, while the fitness centre will keep you on track with your regular workout routines during your time away from home.

Corporate Highlights:

  • The hotel’s fleet of Rolls-Royce luxury cars provide guests with lavish transfers to and from the airport 
  • Impressive and elegant function spaces for conferences and events, plus state-of-the-art technology, IT support and personalised coffee and meal services for meetings of all sizes
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The Peninsula, Hong Kong

The Peninsula, Hong Kong
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Aman Tokyo, Japan

The sleek Aman hotel is set in the heart of Tokyo’s business and financial district, midway between the Imperial Palace Park and Tokyo Station, which offers countrywide access via the world-famous bullet train system.

The hotel occupies the top six floors of the prominent 38-storey Otemachi Tower, which is also the main headquarters of Mizuho bank. Plus, this impressive high-rise is home to Otemachi subway station, connecting five different lines around the city – so to say the Aman Tokyo is well located is quite the understatement!

The beauty of this hotel is its reverence of Japanese design, where minimalism is key. Rooms, Suites, and public spaces are beautifully traditional in a ryokan style, with washi paper doors and ikebana ‘flower arranging’ touches throughout, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows for gazing over the vast cityscape below.

Its four exquisite restaurants offer fine dining Italian and Japanese cuisine, as well as a casual all-day eatery, a patisserie, and The Café by Aman, an outdoor spot nestled amid the verdant idyll of the Otemachi Forest at the foot of the tower. Surely a cheeky business meeting here with Champagne or afternoon tea wouldn’t go amiss?

Corporate Highlights:

  • Complimentary classes and workshops during your stay such as yoga and Pilates, which are perfect for unwinding in-between work commitments 
  • Fantastic location with easy connections around the city and beyond

Aman Tokyo, Japan

Aman Tokyo, Japan

Pendry Hotel Manhattan West, New York

We love this latest luxury New York hotel – only opening its doors in 2021 – for its slightly different take on a high-rise city accommodation.

Wonderfully located in Manhattan West at the northern point of the High Line, Pendry Hotel Manhattan enjoys easy access to a world of fantastic attractions in Midtown, Chelsea, and the revitalised Empire Station/Penn Station complex, plus it’s only a 15-minute walk to the landmark Empire State Building.

Inside, the hotel exudes a laid-back, Californian-inspired style, in sharp contrast to the bustling New York streets beyond. Its cool, contemporary rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and flaunt wonderful city views, as well as including all the modern conveniences one requires on a typical business trip. 

Dining and drinking are an equally laid-back affair at the hotel, offering old-school New York ambience in the main lobby bar, Bar Pendry, casual coffee and cocktails in the Garden Room, and fabulous Eastern Mediterranean fare in Zou Zou’s, from which you can head to Chez Zou lounge for a curated cocktail well into the evening.

Corporate Highlights:

  • More than 6,000 sq. ft of meeting and event space of varying sizes with state-of-the-art technology
  • Check out the Alcove Studio rooms, which are a great option with their separate entrance hall and study with sitting area

Pendry Hotel Manhattan

Pendry Hotel Manhattan

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India

Another hotel that crops up time and time again for its outstanding hospitality, excellent facilities and rich cultural heritage is the five-star Taj Mahal Palace. The hotel is superbly located overlooking the glorious Gateway of India, as well as being close to the historical and commercial centre, financial hub, parliament buildings and shopping districts.

Since opening in 1903 in what was then known as Bombay, this beautiful hotel has played host to some of the world’s most prominent VIPs who wanted to experience luxury holiday tours, including kings, dignitaries, and celebrities such as The Beatles, Barack Obama and Mick Jagger.

Its 285 rooms and suites are beautifully furnished with a timeless elegance and up-to-the-minute amenities for the modern business or leisure traveller.

Nine outstanding restaurants and bars make for the perfect place to meet up with colleagues and clients, with cuisine on offer from all over the world including Japanese fare, Mediterranean dishes, and authentic Indian food.

Corporate Highlights:

  • 11 recently refurbished halls and venues for meetings and large events
  • 24-hour business centre with 10 fully equipped conference rooms, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities and workstations

The Taj Mahal Palace

The Taj Mahal Palace

If you’re planning a quick business trip but want to elevate it to a five-star level, speak with our travel experts to book or to see our luxury holidays all around the world. Call us on 0203 816 0985 or enquire online and let’s get planning.

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