Yes, it's time to get your vote in for the Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards. Every year we receive around 20,000 votes and we expect that this year will see a rise in the number yet again, but we can't do anything without your help! So, have a look at the nominated hotels on the following pages and see which ones you think are the best hotels, taking into account facilities, service, position and that great deciding factor--character.
Most of our readers are regular business and pleasure travellers so it is only fitting that we leave the voting to you. We don't play any part in the voting process aside from gathering them.
For the hotels these awards are the pinnacle of their year. All hotel staff and managers work exceptionally hard throughout the year to make your lives as comfortable as possible, so it's good if you can give something back by picking the very best hotels across the Asia Pacific region.
For 2007 we will again have online voting so for the fastest way to vote log on to: www.charlton.com.au and VOTE NOW!
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8 Whiteman St Southbank, Melbourne Australia
Ph: +613 9292 6666, www.crowntowers.com.au
The Crown Towers is ideally situated on Melbourne's Yarra River at Southbank, meaning that the city's CBD and entertainment areas are only minutes away. The hotel features 484 oversized guest rooms, including 84 suites and villas.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
199 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
Ph: +61 2 9238 0000, www.fourseasons.com/sydney/
Situated minutes away from Sydney's historic Rocks district and just down the road from the CBD, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is in an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel has 531 rooms and suites.
Hilton Hotel Sydney
288 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Ph: +61 2 9265 6045, www.hiltonsydney.com.au
Hilton Sydney re-opened on July 15, 2005, with a spectacular and ambitious new design, contemporary dining and exclusive bars, and state-of-the-art conference and events facilities. The hotel has 577 exquisitely furnished suites and rooms and king suites. Among the 23 events and conferencing spaces are six speciality function rooms, a sophisticated and technologically advanced grand ballroom and a business centre. An exhibition hall adjoins the ballroom offering space for over 100 exhibition booths and allows immediate access between events.
Hotel Lindrum, Melbourne
26 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Ph: +61 3 9668 1111, www.hotellindrum.com.au
Hotel Lindrum is a sophisticated contemporary traveller's haven--and it's located right in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Be only minutes from world-class theatres and restaurants, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and from the hub of thriving local and international business.
Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney
Cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney, 2000 Australia
Ph: +61 2 9253 9000, www.sydney.intercontinental.com
InterContinental Sydney has long been an icon of Sydney's vibrant harbourside lifestyle. As one of the leading five star hotels in the region, the hotel has recently emerged from an AUD$30 million refurbishment with stylish new guest rooms and a stunning rooftop Club InterContinental Lounge. Built around the restored Treasury Building, InterContinental Sydney offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Langham Hotel, Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC 3006, Australia
Ph: +61 3 8696 8888, www.langhamhotelmelbourne.com.au
Langham Hotel, Melbourne reflects the essence of cultural life in Melbourne. Located only 30 minutes drive from Melbourne's International Airport, the hotel is situated on Southbank by the Yarra River overlooking central Melbourne. The property is an easy stroll from the city's business district, renowned fashion precinct, public gardens, alfresco cafes and nightlife.
Observatory Hotel, Sydney
89-113 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Ph: +61 2 9256 2222, www.ohservatoryhotel.com.au
The Observatory Hotel is the ideal base from which to work and explore Australia's most vibrant city. Superbly located near Sydney's historic Rocks and central business district, nestled near the vibrant harbour and the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, this is an enviable location close to the bustling heart of the city.
Park Hyatt Melbourne
1 Parliament Square, Melbourne Australia
Ph: +61 3 9224 1234, www.melbourne.park.hyatt.com
The Park Hyatt wears its sophistication on its sleeve, with specially commissioned contemporary artworks displayed throughout the hotel. Located at the top of Collins St (opposite St Patrick's Cathedral), it has 260 rooms, including 26 Regency Club rooms and 14 Regency Club studios.
Park Hyatt Sydney
7 Hickson Road, Sydney Australia
Ph: +61 2 9241 1234, www.sydney.park.hyatt.com
Those wanting great views of Sydney won't find much better than those offered at the Park Hyatt Sydney. Placed at the water's edge of the harbour, the hotel's 158 rooms and suites have views of the city skyline, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney Australia
Ph: +61 2 9250 6000, www.shangri-la.com
The hotel is perfectly positioned between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge where guests can enjoy the Sydney experience in comfort and style that is unmistakably five star, in an area that offers shopping and a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and bars.
The Westin Melbourne
205 Collins Street, Melbourne Australia
Ph: +61 3 9635 2222, www.westin.com.au
All of the Westin Melbourne's 262 rooms have been designed with simplicity and elegance. With a choice of king, queen or twin-sized beds, the Westin rooms feature an extra large bath with separate shower. Superior rooms have bay windows overlooking St Paul's Cathedral.
The Westin Sydney
No 1 Martin Place, Sydney Australia
Ph: +61 2 8223 1111, www.westin.com.au
The Westin Sydney, located between George and Pitt St, is in the heart of Sydney's CBD and shopping areas. The hotel has two wings--the Tower Building and the Heritage Wing--which offer guests a distinctive style of accommodation.
China World Hotel, Seijing
1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Beijing 100004 China
Ph: +86 10 6505 2266, www.shangri-la.com
Part of the World Trade Centre, the China World Hotel is in the heart of the diplomatic and financial district, near the Forbidden City. Its unique location means the hotel can offer access to extensive conference and exhibition facilities.
Crowne Plaza, Shenzhen
9026 Shennan Road, OCT, Shenzhen, 518053, China
Ph: +86 755 2693 6888, www.ichotelsgroup.com
Crowne Plaza Shenzhen is the first 5-star business-leisure theme hotel of Venetian cultural style in China. It is a global business hotel that truly understands and fulfills the needs of the business travellers. Eight meeting rooms and the Venice Ballroom, designed to seat twelve to seven-hundred people, come equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and broadband internet access.
Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
500 Weihai Road, Shanghai China
Ph: +86 21 6256 8888, www.fourseasons.com
Located in bustling downtown Shanghai, the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai is only a short distance from the shopping, entertainment and business areas of Nanjing and Huaihai Road. The 37-storey hotel includes 439 rooms and suites.
Grand Hyatt Beijing
Grand Hyatt Seijing, 1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, China 100738
Ph: +86 10 8518 1234, http://beijing.grand.hyatt.com
The Grand Hyatt Beijing is one of the finest hotels in Beijing and indeed China. In the prestigious Oriental Plaza in the centre of Beijing, the hotel is just moments from Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the city centre and the Wang Fu Jing shopping street. The Grand Hyatt Beijing is a modern, elegant hotel, offering the best of both worlds--a subtle blend of Western and Oriental traditions encompassing contemporary hotel design and convenience with classic standards of service and excellence.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Boulevard. Pudong, Shanghai China
Ph: +8621 5049 1234, www.shanghai.grand.hyatt.com
Laying claim to the title of "the highest hotel in the world", the Grand Hyatt Shanghai takes up the 53rd to 87th floors of the Jin Mao Tower in the financial and business district, Pudong. As a result, the 555 guest rooms and suites offer spectacular views.
Hyatt Regency Hangzhou
28 Hu Bin Road, Hangzhou, China 310006
Ph: +86 571 8779 1234, http://hangzhou.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
Hyatt Regency Hangzhou in China is part of a prestigious development comprising of an exclusive residential complex and trendy department store. The Hyatt Regency Hangzhou Hotel is within walking distance to the business, shopping and entertainment areas, and 40 minutes from Xiaoshan International Airport.
JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai
399 Nanjing West Road Shanghai, 200003 China
Ph: +86 21 53594969, http://marriott.com
The JW Marriott Hotel is a luxury hotel of advanced design offering deluxe accommodation and a superb level of hospitality for business guests and leisure travelers alike. This magnificent hotel is an integral part of a 60 storey multi-use development, the Tomorrow Square.
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai 200001 China
Ph: +86 21 3318 9999, www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/royalshanghai
Stylish and sophisticated with an ultra-modern design, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai is one of the city's tallest landmarks at 66 stories high. Its location, in the centre of Shanghai, is on the historic Nanjing Road East, opposite the People's Square, and overlooking the Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Grand Theater.
The Peninsula Palace Hotel Beijing
8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, Beijing China
Ph: +86 10 6559 2888, www.fasttrack.beijing.peninsula.com...