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Casa Sur Art Hotel, Buenos Aires
Stay in the heart of Buenos Aires, in a gorgeous hotel, and still get all your work done. It’s the best of all possible worlds ... read more

Alila Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Function doesn’t have to exclude form (and comfort), as Bridget McNulty finds at this savvy, well-run business hotel... read more

Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Any frequent business traveller will tell you that it’s not all as exotic as it sounds. That is, unless you’re lucky enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and stay at the Park Hyatt Saigon. Bridget McNulty tells all... read more

The Park Hyatt, Melbourne
I chose to stay at The Park Hyatt in Melbourne’s historic center. For the business traveler it is conveniently located near the Central Business District (CBD), as well as a subway stop and within walking distance of the free City Circle Tram, an antique version of the very efficient pay-as-you-go tram system that dissects the city at every major intersection, soft as a whisper, frequent, and providing seamless travel throughout the city... read more

Taj BLUE, Sydney
As a home base, I chose the BLUE Sydney, primarily since it just celebrated its one year anniversary, having recently changed hands from the ‘W’, a Starwood Group, to Taj, under the genteel auspices of General Manager Kottarapurath Mohanchandran (‘Mohan’ for short), whose last posting was Udaipur, where he served as GM for the Taj Lake Palace. For those of you who have not seen the property, it is a brave and ambitious choice for Taj. Structurally, it is quite different from any Taj I know, having been converted from a warehouse, that once processed and stored wool. As it is a Heritage Landmark, the base structure remains unaltered, a modern hotel, reflecting its historic wharf roots... read more


We select luxury hotels that take business travellers seriously and assess them for all the ingredients that help your business trip run more smoothly. Our reviewers look for great service, excellent in-room business communications facilities, ample workspace, conference and boardroom status, as well as a high level of overall comfort and convenience.

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Hilton Hotel, Auckland
I wanted to see the Hilton Auckland after their suite refurbishment and it was well worth the visit. The popular Bow Suites, so named because they are shaped like the bow of a ship, overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, have had quite the face lift. The interior, designed by Catherine Stormont of HBO&EMTD, is contemporary in feel, blending in with the overall design of the hotel, which has been dubbed the ‘New Hilton’ in its embrace of sleek lines and minimalist décor, interspersed with traditional Maori artistic accents. There is a sense of being in the presidential cabin of a luxury international cruise liner and its proximity to the harbor, with cruise ships arriving and departing below your terrace, adds to that feeling... read more

Langham Hotel, Auckland
There is a distinction between business and leisure travel, but the distinction should not be that the latter is pleasurable and the former a chore. The difference should be that a property that caters to business travelers should, in addition to great service and elegant surroundings, have top-notch business services as well. A desk, a fax machine, two land-lines, and wireless internet in the room is a good start. The Langham Hotel takes it one step further... read more