Sure, we're starting off with a cheaper option, but it's big on quality. Aloft sits right next to the ExCel Centre and is handy for London City Airport (there’s a direct shuttle) and the DLR. Service is minimal, but in a welcoming way; shove your credit card into the self-check-in and your key card is dispensed, giving you access to the upper floors by lift, where funky lighting guides you to your room (think modern, masculine decor with high-tech mod cons). Your card also gets you into the pool and gym. Free wifi throughout, five meeting rooms and a lively bar-diner are other winning features for business travellers. Grab and go food is abailable as well as a load of snacks, and a vibrant bar. That's the working day (and evening) sorted.
What makes a good business hotel? Location, obvs. You can't conduct serious business on the fringes, you need to be where the action is: central and near the money, aka the financial district, aka the City of London. Other important factors we’ve considered are the technology on offer and the comfort stakes in-room so you can unwind to the fullest post power-meet. Plus excellent facilities, such as fine dining for entertaining clients, and spas and gyms in which to de-stress at the end of the day and keep fit while travelling. All the hotels we've picked have free high-speed wifi, desks in every room and function spaces. Time is money after alll, so you want to be in the zone, feeling fresh, and on the top of your game a good hotel will help you get there, and booking.com has an utter tonne of them. Here's the best of the bunch.
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