Business trips sometimes offer welcome changes of scenery — but long days chock-full of meetings, luncheons (where a permanent smile is required), and early-morning (or late-night!) workouts squeezed in at the hotel gym can make them downright exhausting.
But if you’re lucky enough to be sent to a good destination, all the downsides can be worth the perks. Silicon Valley is a major business hub and, as such, most hotels in the area cater to those traveling for work with well-equipped gyms, up-to-date business centers, and comfortable rooms.
And some also cater to those looking to let loose after a day of schmoozing meetings. After all — work hard, play hard — right?
We’ve picked our favorite business hotels in Silicon Valley where mixing business with pleasure is easily done. Check ‘em out! And then get back to partying work.
Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
This Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto reflects the legendary service and commitment to quality of the luxury brand. Upscale touches are everywhere, from the beautifully manicured grounds to the sleek wood-paneled lobby to the spacious rooftop pool (where attendants offer guests free sunscreen). The spa, pool, and Quattro restaurant are all top-notch, and the rooms are bright and modern with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, and large flat-screen TVs.
Work: The hotel offers over 7,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, complete with ballrooms, flexible board rooms, and catering service.
Unwind: The stylish rooftop pool features private cabanas and bar service, as well as an outdoor workout area.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the hotel has excellent facilities, including the luxurious 16,000-square-foot spa which offers great treatments for those with little time to spare, such as the Gentleman’s Quick Fix and the On The Go Combo. Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay are spacious and elegant, yet simple, with beautiful marble bathrooms and quaint shutters covering windows. Fire Pit Rooms come with — you guessed it — cozy outdoor fire pits looking out onto the rocky coast.
Work: All rooms feature an elegant desk with a comfortable chair and easy access to several power outlets.
Unwind: Hit the links at dusk and enjoy the beautiful ocean views as the sun sets.
Rosewood Sand Hill
The stylish and modern Rosewood Sand Hill leaves very little to be desired for business travelers, and those who plan to bring the family along will find tons of things for them as well. Rooms are bright and airy, with high-tech amenities,and elegant decor, and the hotel offers myriad services for those in the area for business, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a hopping bar, a business center, and free car service within a five-mile radius. A luxury spa, the stunning landscaping, and a family-friendly outdoor pool round out the experience.
Work: Impress your clients at the Michelin-starred Madera restaurant.
Unwind: The elegant spa offers myriad relaxing treatments, including several for couples.
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