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Five Star Alliance, an online hotel booking agent specialising in luxury accommodation worldwide, has revealed the top business hotels for 2007 alongside seven other leisure categories
Drawing on feedback from customers, the popularity of hotels based on booking figures and Five Star Alliance's own expertise, the list includes 12 luxury hotels around the world but gives no indication of which is number one.
The majority of top business hotels are in emerging markets such the Far East and the Middle East, including the Park Hyatt in Tokyo; Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai; The Peninsula, Hong Kong; Raffles The Plaza, Singapore; Taj Palace, New Delhi; and The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai.
A number of US hotels made the top 12, with New York housing two of the best ” Jumeirah Essex House and The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. The Hay-Adams in Washington DC and the Conrad Hotel in Chicago are also rated as the best business hotels in America.
Only two properties in Europe are included in Five Star Alliance's category - these are London's Claridge's and Rome's Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie.
A spokesperson for Five Star Alliance told ABTN that wireless internet connection, the latest technology and seamless service were among the top priorities for business travellers aside from location, which explains why the hotels that made the cut are mostly modern properties or ones that, although old (Hotel De Russie, 1816, Claridge's, 1898), have recently been remodelled (2003 and 1999 respectively).
”As the luxury hotel industry continues to grow at a rapid clip and as luxury properties proliferate worldwide, recommendations from a trusted source become even more important,” said Five Star Alliance president, Jay Ashton.
The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai