Whether just for the night or an extended work-related trip, ensuring your jam-packed schedule of breakfast meetings and client benefits at The Museum of Modern Art end at the best business hotels in the NYC is your prerogative. Luckily, the city that never sleeps still knows a thing or two about dreaming big (literally and figuratively). Next time you’re traveling to Gotham for work, or just meeting with top headhunters in NYC, rest-assured these business-savvy hotels make it their top priority to provide a successful stay.
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Located in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, YOTEL is a quirky, one-of-a-kind find for the tech-savvy traveler. The futuristic and WiFi-equipped lobby provides ample working space. And the outdoor area—which just happens to be biggest of any hotel in NYC—is perfect for throwing a few back with clients, or indulging some much-needed R&R.
The classic Four Seasons Hotel gets an edgy makeover at its Downtown digs (it does border trendy TriBeCa, after all.) But since it’s still a Four Seasons, there’s clearly no shortage of luxe amenities. Woo clients—not to mention, yourself—with a full-service spa, lap pool, and eclectic fare at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT.
Smack dab in the center of the city, and just blocks from Grand Central Station, this is your go-to no muss, no fuss hotel. Rooms are casual but more than adequate with limestone bathrooms equipped with rain showers and flat panel TVs. And check out this savvy business deal: the longer your trip, the less you pay per night.
Efficiency and convenience is the name of the game at this Midtown hotel. Tens of thousands of feet of meeting space ranging from the Manhattan Ballroom to smaller executive boardrooms? Check. Connected directly to Grand Central Terminal? Yep. Express check-in kiosks? You know it. Currency exchange center? Consider yourself covered.
A stand-alone space that merges an 1882 residence with a modern 55-story tower, this historical relic has been refurbished with a contemporary flare. Round-trip shuttle service from both the Theater District and Wall Street as well as private car service make commuting a breeze. Busy travelers can also take full advantage of the full-service business center, no-cost shoeshine, free gym clothes for the fitness center, and all day dry-cleaning service. Don’t forget your complimentary copy of The New York Times, you have an image to maintain.
It’s no secret the Ritz Carlton is synonymous with upscale accommodations, but business travelers at this Central Park property will appreciate amenities like the “Conference Concierge” and “Technology Butler” as well as secretarial and translation services and an on-site notary public. And the decadent marble baths, fluffy bathrobes, and La Prairie spa treatments know exactly how to help you clock out, in more ways than one.
The Peninsula knows that work and no play is just not the NYC way; the historic hotel that seamlessly blends both with its signature behind-the-scenes tourist programs. The “Peninsula Academy” introduces guests to top New York attractions from Broadway shows to Central Park picnics while the “Peninsula Moments” campaign curates an original tour of the city for private groups. Consider office morale officially boosted.
Power lunches reach all new heights at The View, the Marriott’s top floor revolving restaurant with unbeatable views of the NYC skyline. On the lower floors, 48 separate meeting rooms and an easy-to-use online scheduler simply coordinate conferences. And given the hotel’s prime Times Square location, catching a Broadway show during your downtime can be accomplished in a matter of blocks.
Recognized for its old world charm and distinguished guest list, the Algonquin opened in 1902 with rooms priced at a whopping $2 a night. Since then, it’s played host to esteemed writers including Harold Ross, who founded the New Yorker after winning a poker game at the hotel. The historical setting is ideal for entertaining colleagues and clients, and the “Business Traveler’s Package” provides guests with complimentary WiFi, newspapers, complimentary breakfast and 24 hour gym.
Upon walking in the Bryant Park Hotel, you just feel the need to close a deal. The old school New York vibe that permeates throughout the entire lobby may have something to do with it. There’s also the Gothic-themed Cellar Bar and swanky Japanese restaurant Koi. Or perhaps it’s the boardroom suite with a massive cherry wood conference table that looks like it belongs to Gordon Gekko that really clinches it.
Fully outfitted with meeting spaces and a team ready to customize everything from seating arrangements to catering options, Andaz is all about making things as easy as possible for its Wall Street-heavy clientele. That goes for after-work hours, too. Don’t miss the hotel’s nightly wine tour or signature Hudson Valley-sourced fare.
Sure, the Loews brings it big with the business amenities like complimentary shoeshines, 24-hour business centers for insomniacs, and a giant, contemporary conference room. But the real reason it cracked this list is the famous Loews Power Breakfast. This relic of the 70s is straight out of the Wolf of Wall Street; it’s quite possible you’re eating an Eggs Benedict next to some of the biggest heavy hitters in the corporate world. Get your elevator pitch ready.