New York, New York so good they named it twice. Claiming the title of the largest city in the United States, New York City (NYC) is home to over 8.6 million people. A global hub of business and commerce, NYC is a business traveller’s playground, comprising of five distinct boroughs, each with their own identities and cultures.
Manhattan, the most densely populated of boroughs, is often described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Venture to Lower Manhattan, also known as the Financial District, and you will find the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market, the world’s two largest stock exchanges. NYC is also home to the most corporate headquarters of any city in the United States.
If you’re fortunate enough to have some free time make a business trip to NYC you will be spoilt with an endless places to explore and things to see. If time permits, while in Manhattan we recommend a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art or Central Park or catch a game at Madison Square Garden. You can also catch the ferry across to Liberty Island and check out the iconic Statue of Liberty.
The borough of Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving centre for entrepreneurship and hi-tech start-up firms. Just like Manhattan, it isn’t all work and no play, Brooklyn is home to New York’s independent art scene and a plethora of local indie bands.
Another key borough in NYC’s business traveller appeal is the gateway to it all, Queens.
The largest in area of the five boroughs, Queens is home to two of the three major NYC airports – LaGuardia and JFK Airport.
Check out our top New York City hotel recommendations for business travellers below.
Andaz Wall Street – Hyatt
Located on the iconic Wall Street, the Andaz is in a prime location in NYC’s Financial District. Its cosmopolitan decor and loft-style design makes Andaz Wall Street a business traveller’s dream with lux bathrooms perfect for relaxing after a busy day of business. A state-of-the-art fitness centre is at your fingertips as well as a spa, in-house Andaz Kitchen & Bar and a seasonal Beer Garden. The hotel also provides meeting facilities and free WiFi.
JFK International: 44 minutes by car; 1 hour 20 minutes by public transport
LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by car; 1 hour 10 minutes by public transport
Newark Airport: 31 minutes by car; 1 hour 5 minutes by public transport
Park Hyatt New York – Hyatt
Hyatt’s global flagship, Park Hyatt New York is a luxury stay in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With a focus on personalised service, Park Hyatt will make any business traveller feel at home with their luxurious suites, quality dynamic events and business spaces. Guests travelling for work can take advantage of the hotel’s iPad’s and laptops with remote printing for no fee. The Park Hyatt also features in-room media hubs, world-class dining, state of the art tranquil spa, fitness centre access, 24/7 room service and an indoor pool.
JFK International: 50 minutes by car; 1 hour 20 minutes by public transport
LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by car; 55 minutes by public transport
Newark Airport: 35 minutes by car; 1 hour by public transport
New York Barclay – InterContinental Hotels
If you’re looking for a home away from home, the InterContinental New York Barclay is luxurious residential-style living in the heart of NYC. Opened in 1926, the hotel was originally designed as a discreet apartment-like hotel for men and women travelling to New York City. Combining sophistication and contemporary design, The Barclay has an array of premium services available at your doorstep. Staying at The Barclay will give you access to an extraordinary dining experience, a specialty gin bar – The Gin Parlour, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of their business and conference meeting facilities. Other services available for business travellers include a business centre and wireless internet and fitness centre.
JFK International: 40 minutes by car; 1 hour 15 minutes by public transport
LaGuardia Airport: 25 minutes by car; 55 minutes by public transport
Newark Airport: 40 minutes by car; 1 hour 7 minutes by public transport
Hospitality House – Best Western Plus
Offering space and comfort, a rarity in New York, Hospitality House is a unique apartment hotel ideal for the business traveller. With easy access to key locations such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, United Nations and Chrysler Building. The hotel features two in-house restaurants, Abaita and La Bellezza Pizza, complimentary fitness centre access, photocopy/fax service and a fully functioning business centre with free WiFi.
JFK International: 45 minutes by car; 1 hour 10 minutes by public transport
LaGuardia Airport: 25 minutes by car; 1 hour 10 minutes by public transport
Newark Airport: 40 minutes by car; 1 hour by public transport
Crowne Plaza Midtown – IHG
Boasting features sure to make your business trip a breeze, Crowne Plaza Midtown has everything you need. Maintain your routine whilst away from home with the fitness and wellness centre, refuel after a busy day with a variety of food and drink options available throughout the day. With a special focus on meetings and event space, Crowne Plaza Midtown also aligns with you dedicated meeting directors on hand ready to assist with anything you need from start to finish. For business travellers, the hotel provides a staffed business centre and complimentary high-speed WiFi.
JFK International: 50 minutes by car; 1 hour 15 minutes by public transport
LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by car; 50 minutes by public transport
Newark Airport: 30 minutes by car; 50 minutes by public transport
Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Times Square South – IHG
Centrally located in the heart of midtown, this Holiday Inn is located near the best of Manhattan and Times Square. Giving you the best of both worlds, the Holiday Inn is minutes away from shopping and NYC’s iconic landmarks as well as close by to the offices of Macy’s, Verizon, Google and more! Whilst taking in the skyscraper views, business travellers will have access to a 24-hour Business Centre, in-room internet access and enjoy a free hot breakfast buffet during their stay.
JFK International: 40 minutes by car; 1 hour 20 minutes by public transport
LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by car; 1 hour 20 minutes by public transport
Newark Airport: 33 minutes by car; 50 minutes by public transport
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