The Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong and Battery Park Ritz-Carlton are two of our personal favourite hotels to work from.
While we haven't been fortunate to have worked from any of the esteemed hotels listed by either Lifework's Cerentha Harris or *Wallpaper's "Best Business Hotels" list (what a crime having to work while in Cascais, Portugal or Waikiki, Hawaii!), the formula for a great hotel for work related travel remains the same: an ergonomic task chair, desk, a fast/reliable (free) internet connection, and a knowledgeable and well trained staff. A great view and room service never hurts either...
Above: A suite at the Hollywood Roosevelt complete with an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. At the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn (right) you can book a two-bedroom suite and feel like you never left home. You could work at the desk or the dining table.
Many of us travel for work. There's no getting around that. Some of us may be lucky enough to stay in one of the hotels that made *Wallpaper magazine's Best Business Hotels list. We once did a story for Australian Travel + Leisure about hotels in Los Angeles. It meant we got to stay in a bunch of upscale spots including Sunset Tower Hotel and The Hollywood Roosevelt.
While the Roosevelt made Wallpaper's list, one of the best hotels we've worked from is the Westin in New York. As a writer it has all we need: a nice big desk, fast wireless and a great view! We'd love to hear about your favorite business hotel. What makes a good business hotel?