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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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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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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
First opened in 2008, this hotel features stylish rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center and a great restaurant. It's also close to the convention center and convenient to the airport. View Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel's review
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The Westin Copley Place
Located in the Hynes Convention Center complex, this huge hotel still manages to make travelers feel at home. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the hotel has great dining options. View the Westin Copley Place's review
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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
Located just steps from Copley Square, this Courtyard by Marriott has plenty to offer business travelers. Free hard-wired internet, free access to computers and printers in the business center, and a great $15 breakfast make this hotel a great value. View Courtyard by Marriot Copley Square's review
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Marriott Boston Cambridge
This huge hotel features large rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center and a convenient Cambridge location, all at a reasonable price. View Marriott Boston Cambridge's review
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Residence Inn Boston Cambridge
With some of the largest rooms in Boston, the Residence Inn is a great pick for extended-stay business travelers. The rooms feature kitchenettes, and there is an indoor pool and laundry room. View Residence Inn Boston Cambridge's review
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Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
Located on Boston's waterfront, the Seaport Hotel offers travelers a great full-service gym, free Wi-Fi and a floor of hypoallergenic 'PURE' rooms. The Seaport has also been named one of Boston's greenest hotels with the city's first in-room recycling program and energy-saving roofing and windows.View the Seaport Hotel'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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A TSA screener talks to a man before giving him a physical pat-down at LaGuardia Airport. 960 1280

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A passenger listens to instructions from a TSA agent as he undergoes a full body scan before boarding his flight at Washington Reagan National Airport. 960 1280

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A passenger is scanned using "backscatter x-ray technology" at a security check-point at Logan Airport in Boston, MA. 960 1280

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A TSA officer carries out a physical search on a passenger at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. 960 1280

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A passenger holding her baby prepares to go through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport. 960 1280

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Wynn Las Vegas
Treat your clients to a round of golf on the Wynn Las Vegas' course or take them to dinner at one of the hotel's 3 Michelin-starred restaurants. The business center offers individual suites equipped with computers and printers, and the hotel has 200,000 square feet of meeting space. Read the Wynn Las Vegas' review
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Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas
The Embassy Suites stands out for freebies that will please any business traveler on a tight budget. The hotel has a free business center, free printing, faxing and photocopying services, and free wireless internet. Read the Embassy Suites Convention Center`s review
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Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
With 1.9 million square feet of meeting and convention space at the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, chances are good that business travelers will find themselves at this top Vegas hotel. The sumptuous casino, big-name restaurants and endless shopping will make your off-duty hours as productive as your working time. Read the Venetian Resort's review
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Marriott Suites Las Vegas
A 3-minute walk to the convention center, the Marriott is a good choice for no-nonsense business travelers. The suites may be small, but the hotel has a 24-hour business center, 6 meeting rooms that guests can book, mailing services on weekdays and a notary public on call during the week. Read the Marriott Suites' review
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The Westin Casuarina
Business travelers, especially those not in town for conventions, will love the Westin for the overall value it provides. If you have some time to shut the laptop and relax, the hotel has a large gym with new machines, a spa, a casino and a small pool. Read the Westin Casuarina's review
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The Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
Located right beside the Las Vegas Convention Center, this stylish hotel is decorated with candy-colored furniture and shiny, reflective surfaces, giving the impression of a cocktail lounge. The 24-hour business center has all the usual services, but watch out for fees. Read the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel's review
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Las Vegas Hilton
The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the convention center. Its extensive business center caters to large-scale meetings, though most services will cost you. The hotel also has a large casino, nightly entertainment and several dining options. Read the Las Vegas Hilton's review
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Trump International
For the Vegas business traveler who wants tasteful luxury, the Trump International is the perfect compromise. Just off the Strip and a short cab ride to the Las Vegas Convention Center, the hotel has the high-end decor and top-notch service you'd expect from Trump. Read the Trump International's review
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