8 Awesome Luxury Hotels For Business—and Leisure

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Whether for business travel or vacation, it’s always nice to stay in a luxurious hotel to get some serious R&R. In doing so, choosing the right hotel is not an easy task. Whether you’re looking for high-end amenities, a full service spa, excellent customer service, gourmet restaurants and a sprawling pool, there are many characteristics of ‘luxury’ that define each hotel in a different capacity.

Most people don’t associate some of the world’s best (and most relaxing) properties with the U.S. But if you’re looking for luxury, why not start in your own backyard? If you’re planning a relaxing getaway or business travel, keep in mind these hotels— all stunning in their own right— whether it’s for one night or a full week.

Hotel ZaZa: Houston

By checking into Houston’s luxurious Hotel ZaZa, guests can expect resplendent fabrics, elegant light fixtures and design-forward style in this unique inspired property. The hotel is known for putting a unique touch on its rooms. From the “West Indies,” a concept suite which features Caribbean themed furniture and decor to The “Houston, We Have a Problem” which has a bubble chair and a large globe in the center of the coffee table to the 2,100-square-foot “Rock Star” suite features animal prints, mirrored walls and a bedroom that sleeps six. Located in the museum district of Houston, guests are able to excite their cultural senses by spending a day visiting 10+ museums which are within walking distance of the property.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club – Sarasota, FL

Who says you can’t experience luxury in Sarasota? Seek the tranquility and rejuvenation you need when you escape to the white sand beaches, world-class amenities and luxury destination that is The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Secluded along the southern end of Longboat Key, the resort is meant to cater to every desire from arrival to departure leaving every guest feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. You can enjoy the privacy and exclusivity of the property while also taking in the warmth of Sarasota while relaxing poolside and sipping custom cocktails delivered right to your chair.

Rosewood Crescent – Dallas, TX

As culturally vibrant as the neighborhood in which it sits, Rosewood Crescent Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Uptown Dallas. Offering chic, contemporary styling, a serene spa and dining options ranging from Nobu to Starbucks, Rosewood Crescent Hotel offers discreet, professional service with southern Texas charm. Offering some of the finest luxury accommodations in Dallas, the hotel’s 191 rooms range from 380 to 625 square feet. Each beautifully decorated guestroom features a large closet with an automatic light, vanity with cosmetic lights, full-length mirror, individually controlled air-conditioning, desk and comfortable seating area.

Radisson Blu Warwick – Philadelphia, PA

When in the city of brotherly love, the Radisson Blu is a top choice in experiencing luxury and relaxation. From the moment you walk into the stunningly stylish lobby, with sleek furnishings, hanging light globes and an intriguing script that fills the walls, you’ll know this Philadelphia trip will be one to remember. An iconic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel boasts an unrivaled downtown location in the Rittenhouse Square District. The hotel is convenient to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ensuring a hassle-free stay. Each room and suite offers luxurious style, and guests can upgrade to Business Class for access to the exclusive Lounge.

Loews Atlanta Midtown – Atlanta, GA

Arguably one of the best properties in midtown Atlanta, the Loews is located between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Piedmont Park in the trendy Midtown district. As a vibrant destination for families, business travelers and the entertainment industry there is always a reason to visit the city of Atlanta. So why not stay at the Loews? The look of our spectacular two-story, white-marble lobby is cool and refined, and the greeting you receive is warm and welcoming.

The St. Regis New York – Manhattan, NY

Looking to stay in the heart of bustling New York City? One of the city’s most iconic hotels, The St. Regis New York is a designated New York City landmark with a history that dates back to 1904. True to the St. Regis brand, every guest is assigned a butler who arrives impeccably dressed in black tails and white gloves to attend to your every need, from unpacking and preparing your temporary home to serving coffee and tea service in the morning to arranging wake-up calls. In the city that never sleeps, you’re also just a short walk, cab or bus ride from the best the city has to offer such as Central Park, Broadway shows, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum Mile and the Museum of Modern Art, and Fifth Avenue.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Orlando, FL

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando is an elegant oasis of contemporary luxury (and also the former host hotel of Black Enterprise’s 2013 Women of Power Summit). The breathtaking Orlando luxury resort offers unrivaled accommodations and world-class amenities, including our award-winning spa, 18-hole Rees Jones-designed championship golf course, refreshing outdoor pools with private cabanas, and delectable dining and lounge experiences. Not to mention, for those traveling with families you can enjoy complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and the Downtown Disney® area.  Guests of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando delight in unrivaled accommodations, gracious amenities and impeccable service during your stay.

Inn at Spanish Bay – Pebble Beach, CA

The Inn at Spanish Bay welcomes you with contemporary elegance and exemplary service. Nestled among majestic Monterey pines and fronted by a Scottish-style links golf course that touches some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, The Inn is an idyllic retreat. It’s also a perfect home to golf enthusiasts, and spa lovers.