There’s no doubt when you are looking for the best hotels in business travel, you will find the best choices and opportunities in New York City. Every day of the week, herds of business travelers from all over the world flock to the Big Apple to get a taste of what it has to offer. From fine dining, finance, the arts, law, academia – it seems like this town, though small in radius, delivers the most opportunities for growth in any area of business.

I know how important it is to stretch your legs and grow your networks. New York is the watering hole for that very purpose and by booking your hotels the smart way by planning and checking all of your options, you can get the most out of your next business trip to the city. As a regular New York business traveler myself, I know my way around the often overwhelming metropolis and have mapped out the best hotels that will make planning your trip easier.

The Best Hotels for NYC Business Travelers

  • New York Marriott Marquis: In late 2011, USA TODAY rated Marriott as one of the best hotel chains for business travelers. The quality, the service, and prices were deemed the most consistent, often exceeding expectations. And the New York Marriott Marquis is no different. Located in the hub of NYC, this location puts you next to hundreds of companies, popular meeting spots, convention centers, public transportation and anything else you may need (except for maybe total peace and quiet). Located just a few blocks from Central Park, feel free to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and relax in the park on your down time. The hotel will also offer discounted tickets to a Broadway show, and of course Marriot’s signature service of Wi-Fi internet (be aware this could cost $16.95 a day), a business center from which you can make copies and ship parcels, a Starbucks and a selection of different restaurants including The View Restaurant and Lounge, the only revolving roof top restaurant in NYC.
  • Wyndham Garden Manhattan Chelsea West: Chelsea is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in New York City, due largely to its vast diversity of people. If part of your itinerary involves taking a business meeting inside the Empire State Building, you are in luck. Wyndham Garden is just a ten minute walk, and on the way, you can admire the restaurants, clothing stores, wine bars, and markets – everything you see is completely different from the other in culture, style, and taste. Not only is it close to the famous Chelsea Market, but this high class hotel also considers the welfare of the environment. Most of its utilities are eco-friendly!
  • InterContinental New York Barclay: If you want to treat your employees and boost their morale for your business trip, give them the ultimate taste of luxury at the InterContinental NY Barclay. Located in Midtown East, it is just a few minutes away from the Museum of Modern Art, Fifth Avenue shopping, and Park Avenue near Central Park. No matter which window you look out from, you will find something fascinating. If you plan on staying busy during your trip, this hotel offers courier service, fax/copy machines, a business center, and wireless internet. With all the perks they offer, you would never have to leave your room – but I highly recommend you do! Be sure to grab some food at the fabulous Barclay Bar and Grill located inside the building.
  • Radisson Martinique on Broadway: If you plan on traveling a lot during your business trip, consider the Radisson Martinique on Broadway. Located near Midtown West, you will be less than ten blocks away from Herald Square, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Bryant Park, and maybe most importantly, Penn Station. Penn Station is a great place to be near if you are traveling – it can take you to nearly any destination you wish, in and out of the city! The Radisson Martinique on Broadway was recently added to the National Historic Hotel Registry, which means that just by staying here, you have witnessed a New York treasure.
  • Holliday Inn Express – NYC Madison Square Garden: For those who are on an especially tight budget, but need to stay at a New York Hotel with the best amenities, this is a great selection. Located next to Madison Square Garden and Chelsea Piers, this hotel can offer you a great conference room with print and fax machines, wireless internet, and a small fitness center. You’ll be close to the Jacob Javits Convention Center and in walking distance to Penn Plaza. The location itself is great and can offer you a variety of things to do, like Fifth Avenue shopping and fabulous dining at one of the many hidden restaurants near Madison Square Garden.

Plan Your Schedule

By making a detailed schedule outlining where you need to be and when, you will be able to methodically choose the best hotel to suit your NYC business travel needs. Are you taking meetings in the same place or different places around the city? Do you prefer to walk or take the subway? What hotel amenities are important? Are you on a very tight budget? All of these factors will be put into play when choosing the best hotel. If you like the hotel and know you’ll be staying there frequently, join the hotel’s reward program to reap every possible benefit available!

I know how hard it is to plan a trip, especially to New York City. The best thing about it is that no matter where you stay in the city, you are sure to fall in love. Go and take a bite of the Big Apple!