Business travelers are on the road again. So there’s no better time for CNBC Travel to name the best hotels for business travel across Asia-Pacific.
CNBC joined with the market and consumer data firm Statista to produce rankings of the “Best Hotels for Business Travelers.” A second list of rankings for hotels in Europe and the Middle East will be published next month.
In total, we analyzed more than 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in 117 locations to produce a list corporate travelers can trust. We did this using a three-step process:
- Asking business travelers and hotel industry professionals to answer a CNBC reader survey which ran from May 3 to June 7, 2022.
- Reviewing more than 1 million hotel data points, which included objective information (location, business facilities, food, leisure activities and room characteristics) and subjective reviews (gathered from Google, TripAdvisor, Expedia and similar websites).
- Weighting the data to prioritize the hotel characteristics deemed most important in the reader survey.
For full details about our research methodology,
From Adelaide to Yokohama, here’s the full list — complete with final scores — of Asia-Pacific’s top hotels for business travelers, many of which are highlighted below.
The Como Melbourne MGallery.
Source: The Como Melbourne – MGallery
- The Como Melbourne – MGallery
Operated by the French hospitality company Accor, this hotel has suites, apartments and loft-style penthouses. Its customer review score (3.17 out of 4) is commendable, but the hotel’s No. 1 ranking was solidified by an even higher score (3.59) for having a rooftop pool, a swanky South Yarra address and access to medical teleconsultations at no extra cost.
- Crown Towers Melbourne
- Pullman Melbourne on the Park
- Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
- W Melbourne
- The Branksome Hotel & Residences
Business travelers exhausted after a long-haul flight to Sydney needn’t travel far to reach this hotel — it’s a five-minute drive to the international airport, and just walking distance to the domestic one. It’s part hotel and part serviced apartment, with kitchens and washers and dryers in the rooms, plus a heated indoor pool and unlimited movies-on-demand for $8 a day.
- InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
- Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
- Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
- Park Hyatt Sydney
Kerry Hotel Beijing.
Source: Kerry Hotel Beijing
- Kerry Hotel Beijing
Part of the Shangri-La hotel family, Kerry Hotel Beijing is for travelers who prioritize work-life balance, even on quick business trips. Guests can hit the tri-level sports complex in the morning, and the wine bar at night. It’s refined, it’s fun — and it’s got an indoor adventure play area for trips when the family tags along.
- Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido
- The PuXuan Hotel and Spa
- The Peninsula Beijing
- China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Kerry Hotel Hong Kong.
Source: Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
- Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
There are only three Kerry hotels in the world — and two ranked No. 1 on our city lists. Opened in 2017, the brand’s Hong Kong hotel combines creature comforts — such as in-room Nespresso machines and complimentary mini-bars — with expansive panoramas of Victoria Harbour from the Kowloon waterfront.
- Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
- Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
- The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
- Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Fairmont Peace Hotel (left).
Source: Fairmont Peace Hotel
- Fairmont Peace Hotel
This historical Art-Deco hotel dates to pre-war Shanghai, when the “who’s who” of the city convened there for business by day and high society mingling by night. A three-year $64 million renovation in 2010 restored the landmark hotel, located at the crossroads of two of the city’s most famous streets: the waterfront promenade known as The Bund, and the shoppers’ paradise of Nanjing Road.
- The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong
- Park Hyatt Shanghai
- Bulgari Hotel Shanghai
- The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
Source: InterContinental Shenzhen
- InterContinental Shenzhen
A Euro-themed resort or a Chinese business hotel? This hotel is both. It’s got Spanish-style decor, a 22,000-square-foot swimming pool and a range of meetings spaces, including the “Galleon Salon Fiesta” — a replica, albeit double the size, of the “Santa Maria” vessel, used by Christopher Columbus when he landed on North America.
- Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen
- The St. Regis Shenzhen
- The Langham Shenzhen
- Crowne Plaza Shenzhen Nanshan
The presidential suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE.
Source: Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE
- Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One
Four Seasons takes the top prize in Bangalore, a city known as the “Silicon Valley of India.” Opened in 2019, the hotel is luring business travelers with rates that include laundry and ironing services, food and spa discounts and daily breakfast for two.
- Shangri-La Bengaluru
- Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
- JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru
- The Den Bengaluru
In conclusion, the Asia-Pacific region offers a wide range of exceptional hotels for business travelers. These hotels provide top-notch amenities and services tailored to meet the needs of business professionals, making their stay comfortable and productive.
Among the top choices for business travelers are hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, the Shangri-La in Singapore, and the Four Seasons in Tokyo. These hotels offer convenient locations, excellent facilities, and world-class hospitality, making them ideal for business trips.
Other notable options include the Park Hyatt in Sydney, the InterContinental in Bangkok, and the Ritz-Carlton in Beijing. These hotels boast modern meeting rooms, high-speed internet access, and other business-oriented services that help to maximize productivity during business trips.
Ultimately, choosing the right hotel for a business trip in the Asia-Pacific region depends on specific needs and preferences. However, with the plethora of options available, business travelers can rest assured that they will find a hotel that meets their requirements and exceeds their expectations.