We’ve covered some pretty swanky digs in the past, but BloombergBusinessweek recently released a list of some of the best “everything’s” for business travelers the world over. From passports to hotel pools, they’ve collected a list of some of the “best for business travelers” and we thought our dutiful readers might enjoy a few of the more choice luxuries! Read on!
The Best Airline Food Court Winner: San Francisco International
“The first U.S. terminal to earn LEED Gold status—a measure of energy efficiency—features public art installations referencing the Bay Area (the airport is an accredited museum), as well as a “slow food” court with a range of regional favorites. Pack a picnic-to-go at Napa Farms Market, hosting artisanal vendors such as Cowgirl Creamery, Acme Bread, and Vino Volo wines.”
The Best First Class Seat Winner: Emirates Airlines
“The Emirates first-class seat is less a seat than a tiny flying hotel room—complete with mini-bar, wardrobe, mirror, touchscreen TV, and a sliding door between you and the rest of the world.”
The Best Hotel Stationary: Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles
The home of the rich and famous, from moguls to rock stars, the Chateau Marmont in LA is notorious for the lecherous and luxurious alike. If it was good enough for Led Zeppelin, its good enough for you! One thing they may not be so well known for is their hotel stationary. “Each room comes with its own letterhead. Beneath an etching of the distinctive Sunset Boulevard hotel, your name appears, along with the words “In Residence.” ” Swanky, indeed!
The Best Hotel Mini Bar: The Stanford White Building in New York
While a mini bar can be sometimes be both a gift and a curse, more often than not they’re good for little more than $13 bags of macadamian nuts and $19 shots of Jack Daniels. The Stanford White Building takes it to the next level, “filled with everything from candy cigarettes to a portable poker table to “Chatwal No. 44″–scented Krigler candles to a copy of The Great Gatsby and a vintage cocktail shaker. In-room bar service is also an option.”
The Best Airport Club: Sydney Quantas First Lounge
Flight delayed? Yes, and thank you! “Upon entering, you’re greeted by a “vertical garden” created by tropical botanist Patrick Blanc that uses indigenous greenery. Native son Marc Newsom is behind every aspect of the club’s design: the leather lounge chairs and sofas in the private wireless-equipped work suites and mobile-free library; the tables, cutlery, and wall of windows at the seasonally inspired restaurant from fellow Australian chef Neil Perry; the site-specific, large-scale sculptures throughout. The ivy-covered spa, which features complimentary Payot facials and massages, is surely among the best spots to unwind before taking off.”
These are only a few of the highlights from the list which you can go ahead and read here. PC Housing may not have personalized stationary in our furnished apartments, and our corporate housing suites may not allow you to blow off some steam with the classic American novel, but hey, they’re still pretty awesome.
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