Bloomberg Línea — When it comes to doing business, especially outside their home area, executives look for key comforts and amenities to make their stays a business success.
The hotel of choice plays a key role in business travel and should have specific features and amenities.
Some of these include: fast and reliable Internet connection for work or videoconferencing; functional work spaces either in the room or in common areas of the hotel; and a business center equipped with printing, scanning and photocopying services, as well as courier services and assistance in organizing meetings or events.
In addition to work amenities, there are recreational amenities, ideal for those who can mix work with some leisure and entertainment. A convenient location close to shopping areas, financial districts, convention centers and airports, as well as culinary options and diversity, preferably within the hotel, are indispensable for this purpose, since time is very tight.
The 45 Best Business Hotels in Latin America
Here are some of the best business hotel options in three key US cities:
In southeast Florida, Miami is precisely one of the cities that offer accommodation with services and amenities that allow business travelers to work efficiently. Its strategic location, as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, has positioned this city as an important business and international trade center.
Miami has invested significantly in its hotel infrastructure to cater to business travelers and boasts a wide selection of renowned accommodation options. Here are some of them:
This luxurious property is adjacent to Miami’s business district and located on the exclusive island of Brickell Key. The five-star hotel offers breathtaking views of the city and the ocean. With several awards under its belt (Condé Nast Readers’ Choice, Forbes, Fodor’s, etc.), it is a favorite destination for leisure, business and ‘bleisure’ travelers in the self-described gateway to Latin America.
In recent years, Brickell has become an area of high added value and the financial center of the region, and the Four Seasons Miami is one of its greatest attractions, as it is located in the epicenter of business activity. Like other properties of the brand, the Miami property offers its basket of high-level services to corporate travelers, including access to conference planners. With the return and frequency of world-class events (such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix or Art Basel, as well as countless technology conferences), the location has become a hot spot for forums, conferences and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of South Beach, The Setai is one of the most sought-after accommodation venues during Art Basel, one of the most important art fairs in the world. The hotel not only attracts business and leisure travelers, but also celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen and Kendall Jenner. But in itself, this luxury property, which takes advantage of a beautiful Art Deco building from the 1930s, is a destination in itself. Throughout its facilities, the Setai has a distinguished air of Asian design, minimalist and expressionist at the same time.
On the west coast, Los Angeles, California, is an important center for a variety of industries, especially entertainment, technology, fashion, health, science, agriculture and international trade. As such, it hosts major events, conventions, trade shows and business meetings.
The city also offers a wide variety of entertainment options and tourist attractions such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, and numerous museums and art galleries.
From luxury hotels to more affordable options, Los Angeles offers a wide variety of choices to meet the demands of business travelers.
In a city steeped in movie history, this property is one of the industry’s most popular and iconic enclaves. It was founded in 1966 and after being closed for renovation, it reopened under the Fairmont banner in 2022 at a cost of $2.5 billion. The result is a 400-room hotel that offers a totally Hollywood flavor in every corner. The hotel is a destination in itself thanks to the work of architect Minoru Yamasaki. It has also served as a location for countless Los Angeles-set films.
A decade after the Loews Group established its brand in this iconic location, the Loews Hollywood Hotel has become a landmark for all things Tinseltown. This property offers as one of its attractions rooms with a view of the famous sign that defines the movie capital. Right in the heart of La La Land, the hotel welcomes celebrities and movie executives every day.
Recognized as one of the most luxurious hotels in California, The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles opened in 2010 and has positioned itself as a must-see for visitors, whether they are leisure, business or celebrity travelers. Located in a 54-story tower, the experience of staying here brings to life all that it means to be in one of the world’s meccas of entertainment and glamour. As in other properties of this chain, this location features several floors of luxury condominiums under The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live.
Sin dudas Nueva York es uno de los centros financieros y comerciales más importantes del mundo, por lo que es un destino obligado para el turismo corporativo.
Como epicentro financiero global, alberga una gran cantidad de instituciones financieras, bancos, firmas de inversión y empresas multinacionales, atrayendo a ejecutivos y profesionales de todo el mundo.
Se destaca la gran cantidad de hoteles ubicados estratégicamente en Manhattan y otras áreas comerciales, que hace que los ejecutivos puedan combinar negocios, oportunidades de networking y eventos sociales, con la visita a atracciones como Times Square, Central Park, el Museo Metropolitano de Arte y Broadway.
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
Un destino de lujo por todo lo alto, esta propiedad es una de las que opera Langham Hotels en América. En el de Nueva York, la empresa tiene una alianza con el Emire State Building, lo que permite ampliar su portafolio de servicios a los huéspedes. Las habitaciones, con el sello de las rosas de la marca, para el parámetro de esta metrópolis, son enormes pues las más “pequeñas” son de unos 40 metros cuadrados (más que muchos estudios).
Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, the World Center Hotel allows guests to explore all of New York on foot and is ideal for business people who can combine their work routine with the leisure and entertainment that the city has to offer. The hotel has a rooftop restaurant, the View of the World Terrace Club with indoor and outdoor dining rooms serving modern American cuisine. In addition, complimentary refreshments are available at the Club Living Rooms.
A Hyatt Privé property under the Thompson Hotels collection, the Gild Hall presents itself as a hotel, but it could also be a club or even the headquarters of a fraternity, in this case of traders or financiers. The Gild Hall is located in the heart of New York’s financial district, just steps from Wall Street. The hotel is the work of designer Jim Walrod, famous for his ochre tones and mix of leather and dark woods, all of which can be seen throughout the Hall’s facilities.