Business and leisure travelers have different needs and desires when it comes to choosing the perfect hotel. The most demanding amenities and needs tend to be those of business travelers.
There are several sections to take into account when looking for this type of hotels: Does it have a room for events with the capacity I need? Good internet connection for videoconferences? Dry cleaning service for my suit? Private parking? Does it have a good SPA to relax after the working day, etc.?
There are so many needs that a business traveler may have, and so varied... That the achievement of their professional goals in their trip may depend largely on having made the right choice when selecting a hotel that gives them all the facilities they need.
Therefore, we have compiled a list of the 8 best hotels for business travelers located in Spain.
Meliá Castilla of Madrid
The 915-room Meliá Castilla hotel is located in Madrid's financial district, an area especially convenient for business travelers. Rooms are spacious and feature classic decor (warm colors, pastel striped walls and marble bathrooms) and comfortable beds, perfect for a good night's sleep before another day of work. The hotel has a large fitness center, an outdoor pool (open only in summer) and a pool bar. There are also two fine restaurants and a conference and convention center with four meeting rooms, translation booths, LCD screens, wired and wireless Internet access and videoconferencing equipment.
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
This elegant hotel in Barcelona's Sant Marti neighborhood, a five-minute walk from the beach, has 433 rooms. Rooms are bright and modern, with air conditioning and plenty of space. Most have excellent views of the sea or the city. There are good facilities, including a rooftop terrace with pool, sauna and restaurant. Business guests are also in luck: there's a business center, plenty of meeting rooms and an impressive executive lounge with complimentary breakfast and snacks for superior bookings.
Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center
Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center, located between the International Airport and the city center, is the perfect place to hold any type of event and conference with innovation and style. 56 paneled and column-free meeting rooms from 3.70 to 4.20 meters high, spacious galleries for conventions, exhibitions and trade fairs, as well as the impressive 2,000-seat Auditorium make it one of the most exclusive and unique areas in Europe. 869 rooms, an extensive variety of dining spaces such as the new concept in Madrid Buffet, the exclusive Executive Lounge for Marriott Bonvoy Members, an important Fitness Center area as well as free shuttle service to the Airport are some of the services you will find. But the most important: you will be attended by a Senior Events Team specialized in MICE to make your event a success and make you feel at home.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower
The 280-room Hesperia Tower hotel is an upscale property located near Barcelona's airport and fairgrounds. With a huge convention center, casual and fine dining options, a stylish lobby bar and free Wi-Fi, the property appeals primarily to business travelers. The hotel's fitness center is part of one of Spain's most famous gym chains and features a spa, group classes, personal trainers, tennis courts and an indoor pool. However, use of the facilities is at an additional cost, except for suite guests. The elegant rooms have upscale, masculine decor, with a dark brown, eggplant and gold color palette, high-end amenities and large windows offering panoramic views (in most). The free shuttle service between the hotel, airport, and city center is a convenient perk, but guests wishing to explore Barcelona's attractions may want to stay closer to the city center.
Hotel Meliá Bilbao
Located on the banks of the Nervión River, this hotel is perfect for business travelers, and has a rich contemporary decor that oozes luxury and class. The Meliá Hotel boasts one of the best spas in the city at Club Meliá and has a heated outdoor pool that offers stunning views of the city. There are many conference and event rooms of varying sizes and the staff is known for their service and attention to detail.
Hotel Primus in Valencia
This hotel is located next to the City of Arts and Sciences. It is an elegant option for those visiting this city, and one of the most reserved for professional travel. With 7 conference rooms and its own business center, this hotel also has a team that will help you organize all kinds of events.
Meliá Lebreros in Seville
The modernity and warmth of the Meliá Lebreros Hotel make any stay in Seville a magnificent experience. Located in one of the best areas of Seville, the hotel is very well connected to all transportation services, the AVE station and the airport. The Meliá Lebreros has everything you need to make your business trip simply perfect.
The Meliá Lebreros Hotel offers ideal spaces to satisfy the broadest needs of modern business. With 20 event rooms and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, it is perfect for all types of corporate events, business meetings and large congresses. In addition, many of the event spaces have natural light and are open-air, making them ideal for banquets and other more intimate and personal celebrations such as weddings, baptisms, communions, etc.
Hotel Barcelo Malaga
The ultra-modern, stylishly designed and fun Barceló Málaga, with 221 rooms, is located in the same building as Málaga's high-speed train station, making it ideal for travelers on a stopover or in town for work. Spacious, modern convention and meeting facilities, along with its convenient location, make it an ideal place for business travelers, and the bars and restaurants are ideal for meetings with clients.