Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

The best hotels saluted by business travelers share much in common with leisure picks, namely an emphasis on location and food, albeit with a productivity streak. The Four Seasons Hotel Miami took top domestic honors with its new, more casual Edge, Steak and Bar, that draws neighbors as well as guests. The Park Hyatt Chicago raised all the electric outlets, relieving guests from crawling to find them, and began offering complimentary Internet access. At the Four Seasons
Hotel San Francisco guests can rent a guilt-free electric Nissan Leaf car.

Top 10 International Business Hotels

1. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
(800) 819-5053,

2. The Dorchester, London
(800) 727-9820,

3. The Peninsula Hong Kong
(866) 382-8388,

4. St. Regis Rome
(877) 787-3447,

5. Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

6. Four Seasons Hotel Milano, Milan
(800) 819-5053,

7. Grand Hyatt Shanghai

8. Hotel Ritz Madrid
(800) 237-1236,

9. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
(800) 819-5053,

10. Grand Hotel, Stockholm

Top 5 Asia

1. The Bulgari Resort Bali, Indonesia

2. Park Hyatt Tokyo
(877) 875-4658,

3. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
(800) 526-6566,

4. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
(800) 526-6566,

5. The Peninsula Hong Kong
(866) 382-8388,

Trying to pack more togetherness into trips, whether for work or play, families are an increasingly important audience, courted by everyone from crowd-pleaser Disney’s Grand Floridian resort & spa, Orlando home to Mickey meet-and-greets, to list-newcomer Gaylord Texan near Dallas, which markets birthday parties featuring DreamWorks special guests such as Shrek and Po of Kung Fu Panda.

At the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at historic ka’upulehu in Hawaii kids of any age can conduct a “fish circus” in the snorkeling pool, training colorful tropical fish to do tricks. And even if you don’t have kids, you’ll thank them for the updated room-service menus that are sweeping hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, appealing to those who can’t handle dining out every night.
Cape Grace

“We’ve developed more unique and extensive offerings for kids,” said The Ritz-Carlton’s Ferland, singling out the design-your-own-burger option. “We let the guest determine what they want.”

Which could very well be the motto for all of these leading hotels: what you want, when you want it. Plus a few surprises, designed to make time stand still.