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What you should know before packing for your next business trip.

Packing for a Business Trip

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What you should know before packing for your next business trip.

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Why Can't Business and Pleasure Mix?

Frequent business travelers deserve to travel comfortably, even if their schedules make for a whirlwind getaway. Streamline your travel with our tips on finding the best luggage for business travelers, hotels with amazing business amenities and the top gadgets you'll want in your bag.

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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Located close to the Financial District, this Hilton has spacious rooms, a business center, spa, fitness center and free Wi-Fi. Read the Hilton San Francisco Financial District's review
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
With 1,908 rooms and tons of meeting space, this Hilton is the largest hotel in town. It also has plenty of perks, including a business center with computers, printers, copiers and fax machines available after regular business hours. Read the Hilton San Francisco Union Square's review
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Le Meridien San Francisco
Le Meridien stands out among business-friendly San Francisco hotels. It has a great Financial District location, classy meeting spaces, a solid business center, a fitness center, 2 on-site restaurants, a hopping bar scene and free Wi-Fi in public spaces.Read Le Meridien's review
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Omni San Francisco Hotel
Even business travelers who don't need to take advantage of the Omni's Financial District location or the ample meeting space will still appreciate the hotel for its terrific service, solid steakhouse and free wired internet (if you sign up for the loyalty program).Read the Omni's review
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The Fairmont San Francisco
The Fairmont is chock-full of conveniences like a well-equipped, 24-hour business center, thousands of square feet of meeting space, an on-site UPS store, high-end shopping and a cable car stop right outside for whisking guests around the city. Read the Fairmont's review
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W San Francisco
You can't ask for a closer location to the Moscone Convention Center than this W outpost in the SoMa Art District. The hotel offers guests 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi ($14 a day, though it's free in public spaces), a 24-hour fitness center, heated lap pool, 5,000-square-foot Bliss Spa and a restaurant with an award-winning wine list.Read the W San Francisco's review
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Silicon Valley in San Francisco's Bay Area: Home to tech giants Google, Cisco and countless others. 960 1280

  

Boston: 'A hotbed of high-tech innovation in fields such as biotech and software,' -- U.S. News & World Report. 960 1280

  

Austin: Recently emerged as the technology and small business epicenter. Forbes lists it as a 'top innovative city." 960 1280

  

Seattle: 700 tech organizations have established themselves in the 'Emerald City,' right next to Microsoft. 960 1280

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Washington, DC: The capital of the US boasts some of the top government tech giants, including Lockheed Martin. 960 1280

  

Huntsville: The nation's second-largest tech and research park -- Cummings Research Park -- houses 225 companies. 960 1280

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San Francisco: Easily one of the best cities for technical support and innovation. 960 1280

  

Cincinnati: Home to 10 Fortune 100 companies. 960 1280

  

North Carolina Research Triangle: 3 centers of research and technology are Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. 960 1280

  

Houston ' Several years after the Enron crash, Houston continues to serve the energy industry. 960 1280

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Doubletree Hotel
Located just 4 blocks from Dupont Circle, the Doubletree has newly updated rooms, a business center, fitness center and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. Read the Doubletree Hotel's review
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Embassy Suites Hotel -- Convention Center
The Embassy Suites hotel, located in Penn Quarter, boasts a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour gym, an indoor pool and a daily breakfast. Read the Embassy Suites Hotel's review
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Four Seasons Washington
Located in Georgetown, the newly renovated Four Seasons has everything a business traveler could ever want. The hotel has a tri-level fitness center, luxurious rooms, a 24-hour business center and free loaner Kindles at breakfast. Read the Four Seasons Washington's review
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Hampton Inn
One of the best values for business travelers, the Hampton Inn is just a few blocks away from the Washington Convention Center. The Hampton has business and fitness centers, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi and provides guests with free breakfast. Read the Hampton Inn's review
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Residence Inn
Located in Southwest DC near Capitol Hill, the Residence Inn has free Wi-Fi, a free business center, a fitness center and an indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Read the Residence Inn's review
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River Inn
The River Inn is a great place to stay if you are on business in Foggy Bottom. The hotel has huge suites with full kitchens, free internet, a business center and passes to a nearby gym. Read the River Inn's review
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The Fairfax at Embassy Row
The Fairfax is located just 2 blocks from Dupont Circle near great dining and nightlife. The rooms are small but all have 36-inch flat-screens, and the hotel has a gym, business center and room service, all of which run 24 hours. Read The Fairfax's review
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The Hotel George
Located just a quick walk from DC's Union Station, the Hotel George offers travelers a top-notch French restaurant, a well-equipped fitness center and luxurious rooms. Be sure to stop by the free wine receptions on weekdays from 5 to 6 pm. Read The Hotel George's review
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The Willard
Just a few blocks from the White House, the Willard has amenities like property-wide Wi-Fi, 20,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center with AV equipment available for rent. Read The Willard's review
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The Washington Plaza Hotel
One of the best values in the city, the Washington Plaza offers guests new rooms, a great outdoor pool and a convenient location close to 5 different Metro stations. Read The Washington Plaza's review
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