May 2013

Each of us knows how important it is to stay in a good hotel. Regardless of whether you travel for business or for pleasure, hotels are one of the most important elements of your trip. An excellent hotel can even save a miserable journey - and vice versa - even the most beautiful destination will bring back bad memories if the hotel where you stayed did not meet your expectations.

Today, a comfortable bed, a good location and wireless Internet access are simply not enough. Modern hotels designed for business travellers who spend there more time than at home (you can read about them in our feature article), are specialized establishments where you can organize a conference for several hundred people, relax in a good spa and enjoy a sophisticated dinner.

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Our list of the world’s 100 new business hotels includes those that stand out thanks to their sophisticated design, restaurants awarded with Michelin stars, state-of-the-art conference centres, or guest rooms featuring such amenities as iPod docking stations, Apple HD entertainment system, or the iHome sound system. Let us have a look at the recently launched Sheraton in Macau, which is the world’s largest hotel. It offers as many as 3,863 guest rooms, the meeting space with a total area of 20,000 sq m, including a ballroom for 5,000 people, and a spa with 15 treatment rooms as well as 3 outdoor pools. I hope you will enjoy reading this month’s issue, which, I hope, will be a nice inspiration for you future journeys.