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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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Gild Hall
Gild Hall, a stylish boutique hotel in lower Manhattan, has a business center on the fourth floor and a few small meeting rooms. Faxing is available at the front desk, and in-room Wi-Fi is available for $10. Read Gild Hall's review
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Gramercy Park
The Gramercy Park Hotel, located in Gramercy/Murray Hill has a business center with a 24-hour, multilingual secretarial staff and all the equipment you could possibly need, including video-conferencing and AV equipment. The hotel also has conference facilities for up to 50 people and in-room Wi-Fi for $15 per day. Read Gramercy Park's review
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Grand Hyatt Avenue
Located right next to Grand Central Station, the Grand Hyatt has a 24-hour business center, Wi-Fi for $9.99 a day and is fully equipped for conferences, with 55,000 square feet of meeting space. Read Grand Hyatt's review
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Holiday Inn NYC -- Manhattan 6th Avenue
The Holiday Inn in Chelsea is a great pick for business travelers on a budget. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and has a small business center with free copying, printing and faxing. Read Holiday Inn NYC's review
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Hotel Giraffe
The quiet and small-scale Hotel Giraffe, located in Gramercy/Murray Hill, offers guests free Wi-Fi (and in-room hard-wired connections as well). There is no business center, but guests have access to a laptop and printer, and the Penthouse Piano Suite can be used for meeting space. Read Hotel Giraffe's review
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Kitano New York
With a quiet Murray Hill location, the Kitano is convenient to both Midtown East and the Financial District and offers guests a free shuttle to Wall Street every morning. The Kitano also offers guests a business center, laptop rentals and meeting rooms for corporate events. Read Kitano Hotel's review
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Millennium Hilton
The Millennium Hilton, located in Lower Manhattan, offers guests a 24-hour business center, conference services and an audio-visual staff. Wi-Fi is available for $14.95 per day, and the fitness center, sauna and pool make the Millennium Hilton a great place to let off some steam. Read Millennium Hilton's review
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Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park
The Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park has 6 large meeting rooms, a boardroom and a high-tech business center, making it the perfect place for conferences and corporate events. The hotel even offers guests a 'Conference Concierge' and an in-house audio-visual department. Read Ritz-Carlton's review
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Sofitel New York
Located in Midtown West near 16 different subway lines, this hotel has a multilingual staff, a free 24-hour business center and Wi-Fi for $7.99 a day. Read Sofitel's Review
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The Alex Hotel
Located close to the United Nations in Midtown East, the Alex Hotel is a popular choice for diplomats. The hotel has a business center, free Wi-Fi in the lobby (and for $15 per day in rooms) and a stylish meeting room.Read Alex Hotel's review
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The Kimberly Hotel
This hotel, located in Midtown, has 700-square-foot suites, perfect for extended-stay business travelers. A penthouse meeting space can be rented out for meetings or events, and it's equipped with a PC/laser jet printer, fax machine, conference table and high-speed Internet. Read Kimberly Hotel's review
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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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Cathay Pacific's new Business Class offers a large living space, ample storage and just the right balance between privacy and openness. Every aspect has been thoughtfully designed to make your journey truly memorable. Book a flight today 960 1280

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Cathay Pacific's new Business Class flat bed is 82 inches long and features a bed extension that increases its width by 6.5 inches to give you extra room for total comfort. 960 1280

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Enjoy Cathay Pacific's new selection of Business Class meals designed by our award-winning chefs. A list of special meals is also included for passengers with special dietary needs. 960 1280

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The 15-inch wide-screen personal TV can be deployed at the touch of a button, and a noise-cancelling headset ensures great listening quality. 960 1280

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Passengers can use the iPhone/iPod* connector to stream audio and video content to their personal TV. They can also charge their mobile phones with the USB port or power-supply socket.
*iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Side cabinets have headsets, a vanity mirror and enough room to keep small personal items close at hand. And in-flight, the door can act as a privacy screen. 960 1280

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This Miami hotel certainly lives up to its name. Amenities include in-room desktop computers, a sunny 16th-floor terrace with 3 large pools, a great fitness center and a delicious Italian restaurant. Guest rooms start on the 18th floor, ensuring that all travelers have incredible views. Read the Epic Hotels review 960 1280

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Four Seasons
Located in Miami's business district, the Four Seasons is known for its expansive rooftop terrace. Escape from the heat in one of the 2 rooftop pools, which take up about 2 acres of space. Guests also have free access to the Sports Club/LA in the building. Read the Four Seasons Hotel's review
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Hyatt Regency
Located in the heart of downtown Miami, the Hyatt Regency is a great value for business travelers. The hotel has an adjoining convention center, a 24-hour gym, a small pool and plenty of meeting rooms. Read the Hyatt Regency's review
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JW Marriott
The JW Marriott, located in the financial district, features spotlessly clean rooms, a new fitness center, great service, a large pool and a business center. Read the JW Marriott's review
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Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin is located on gorgeous Brickell Key, a tiny island off the coast of Miami. The hotel has incredible 360-degree views of downtown, South Beach and the Atlantic ocean. Although the pool is nothing to write home about, the hotel has an upscale spa and a state-of-the art fitness center. Read the Mandarin Oriental's review
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Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
The Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay tends to be less expensive than other hotels in the area but still has the amenities business travelers are looking for. The hotel has a modern business center, free Wi-Fi in the rooms, a large heated pool and a brand-new fitness center. Read the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay's review
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Viceroy Miami
Amenities, amenities, amenities! The Viceroy has just about anything a business traveler could want. The hotel provides guests with free in-room Wi-Fi, kitchenettes in every room, a luxury spa, a fitness center with Pilates and yoga classes, and a rooftop pool (complete with poolside service). Read the Viceroy Miami's review
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