Thursday, February 25, 2010

Travel & Leisure Magazine Announces 2009 Worlds Best Business Hotels

When traveling on business, many people appreciate the small stuff at hotels, such as free internet, a welcome snack or even a choice of pillows. All of these factors came into play when Travel & Leisure Magazine announced the World’s Best Business Hotels, based on a survey geared towards business travelers. While all of the small gestures matter, such as hotel staff addressing guests by name, overall satisfaction stems from business hotels making it easy to accomplish the work guests came to do. Central locations, efficient check-in and checkout, and reliable high-quality technology all played a part in deciding which hotels to recognize for their superior value when it comes to business travel. Amongst the World’s Best were The London in West Hollywood, which combines free internet access and a 24-hour business center with spacious suites, a rooftop pool and award winning restaurant and The Eliot in Boston, which features touch-screen monitors that guests use to order room service, make restaurant reservations and print out boarding passes. Above all, the most important feature at the best business hotels is that they understand exactly what travelers need from the moment they walk in the door.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Obama Dedicates Millions to Air travel and Safety Budget for 2011

Travelers worldwide may now be flying with greater peace of mind after it was announced that President Obama dedicated millions of dollars in his proposed 2011 budget to the increased safety and advancement of air travel, as reported by The National Business Travel Association. 1.1 billion dollars in requested funds, a 30 percent increase over 2010, will go to the Next Generation Air Transportation System, which develops new technology to reduce congestion and improve passenger experience. Aviation security will also be improved with the proposed $734 million to fund technologies such as 1,000 new Advanced Imaging Technology screening devices and increased numbers in Federal Air Marshalls on international flights. With these new advancement and additions, flying for both business and leisure may be a more enjoyable and safe experience for everyone on board.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Breath of Fresh Elegance – The Westin Indianapolis

The delightful Westin Indianapolis is a fresh and elegant hotel perfect for any meeting, large or small. It has 39,000 square feet of space, with a total of 23 meeting room and its largest ballroom at over 16,000 square feet. The ambiance of the meeting rooms will have any meeting guest feel calm and focused with its inviting color scheme and complementing lighting accents. An ultimate perk is the sky-bridge to the Indiana Convention Center and Circle Center Mall. Winter weather will not keep you from being out and about in downtown Indianapolis. The guest rooms have as signature The Heavenly Bed, which is really just that…heavenly. All this and more awaits you at the Westin Indianapolis.