These days, travel is an almost essential part of business life – the chance to meet new contacts, get fresh inspiration and grow your business further afield. With Compass Office locations all over the world, it’s easier than ever to get started on the work front, and to help you even further we’ve rounded up some of our favourite modern, mid-range hotels ideally suited to business travellers in five Compass Offices destinations… bon voyage!
HONG KONG: EAST
Located in the increasingly buzzing Tai Koo district, a mere 20-minutes from Central and right next to the MTR train station, EAST Hong Kong offers the perfect combination of style, practicality and comfort for business travellers. Their ultra-modern rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour, with handy smartphones, a workstation with complimentary WiFi and even an Apple TV in selected rooms too. Other bonuses include a 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor pool, laundry service and paperless express check-in system but the real jewel in EAST’s crown is its fabulous rooftop bar Sugar, which affords some of the best panoramas the city has to offer – the ideal way to unwind after a busy day.
SYDNEY: OVOLO WOOLOOMOOLOO
Ovolo hotels consistently deliver cosmopolitan luxury with just the right amount of quirk – and Ovolo Wooloomooloo is no exception. This heritage-listed property is a mere hop, skip and jump from all Sydney’s go-tos, whilst still delivering pretty much everything you need to ensure all your business bases are covered, including free high-speed WiFi, free national calls, an in-room iPad, complimentary breakfast and bar snacks, and a soon-to-open 24-hour pool and gym. Their contemporary rooms boast a colourful design edge without stinting on spaciousness, with fantastic views of Sydney harbour all part of the package. Meanwhile, the 24-hour LO Lounge is a sleek multi-purpose area designed for both work and play, with complimentary WiFi and all-day nibbles and refreshments available on-tap – plus a nightly happy hour that’s bound to make jetlag that little bit more bearable… free wine anyone?
SEOUL: SHILLA STAY YEOKSAMM
Located less than 10-minutes walking distance from both Yeoksam and Seolleung subway stations, Shilla Stay Yeoksam is a convenient and comfortable choice for Seoul business travellers. This modern design hotel is part of the Samsung Group, with a clean and simple aesthetic that suits its relaxing, unpretentious vibe. In addition to free WiFi throughout the property, the hotel also offers a well-equipped fitness centre, meeting and presentation room facilities and a business corner with free computers, printer and a communal table ideal for more casual meetings. Convenience really is key here – both the City Airport Terminal and COEX Convention Centre are a mere five-minute drive away, whilst ever-bustling Gangnam lies even closer… Time to get exploring!
WARSAW: HOTEL MDM
Situated right in the heart of Warsaw, Hotel MDM scores highly on the convenience factor with tram, bus and train stops all within easy walking distance – and fantastic views overlooking the city’s famous Constitution Square as an extra bonus! The rooms here are smart, modern and comfortable, with free WiFi as standard (and the option for quieter rooms set away from the city centre if desired) and a 24-hour business centre and meeting room facilities too. Hotel MDM’s Upstairs Bar & Bistro is the perfect place to fuel up in the morning with authentic Polish or more familiar international breakfast options, or unwind with a drink in the evening accompanied by stellar city centre views. The hotel can also arrange for a three-hour bespoke sightseeing tour to fully take advantage of any downtime during your trip.
SINGAPORE: STUDIO M
Singapore’s Studio M strikes just the right note between urban chic and comfortable practicality with its unique loft rooms, which boast a cleverly designed workspace on a separate mezzanine level from your bed – as we know, every little helps when juggling that work-life balance! Other perks at this Robertson Quay-located hotel include free WiFi throughout the property, unlimited local calls, laundry and courier services and complimentary shuttle bus services to the city centre, whilst the self-serve MEMO Bar means you can grab a coffee (or something stronger!) whatever the time of day. If you need to work off some excess energy, head to Studio M’s open-air concept gym and 25m lap pool… or simply kick back and relax in the jet pool or tropical cabanas.
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