How can you truly enjoy an event when plagued with sleep deprivation and stress? Find the right hotel, and you won’t have to. We’ve compiled a short list of top hotels from Jetsetter’s 2018 Best of the Best Hotel Awards that have mastered the art of kicking back after a successful day.
1. Four Seasons Hotel-London at Ten Trinity Square
This Four Seasons is located in the heart of the financial district, making it a property that easily combines business with pleasure. With 89 rooms, 11 suites, two ballrooms and three meeting halls, the space totals 7,857 sq. ft.–perfect for boutique events.
While the historic details and stately woodwork make a statement, the customizable mattress toppers speak for themselves. After a stressful day, you deserve the most comfortable sleep designed for you. For an extra dose of relaxation, take a dip in the indoor vitality pool, or sit in the sauna and steam room, engineered to melt stress away.
2. Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley
With 68 rustic-chic rooms and more than 4,500 sq. ft. of blonde wood-accented meeting space, this exclusive wine country retreat is a contender for escape of the year.
In addition to unique meeting essentials, a boardroom, a barn that splits into two spaces and an event lawn with an adjacent winery, this property is ideal for fulfilling your physical and mental needs as well. Book a massage featuring ancient techniques and essential oils, spend time in the yoga and meditation studio or relax around a fire pit at the end of the day. Never underestimate the healing power of me-time.
3. The Ned-London
Want to loosen up after a long day’s work? Enter The Ned-London. Boasting 320,000 sq. ft. of walnut paneled, light-bathed meeting elegance, these grand spaces will add an air of importance to your gatherings.
The 252 bedrooms range from “cozy” to “crash pad,” but each room is a personal oasis clothed in 1920s glamour. A visit to Ned’s Club Spa is the perfect place to schedule a personal reboot with everything from facials and massages to IV vitamin drips. You’ll feel rejuvenated in no time.
4. Detroit Foundation Hotel
At 62,000 sq. ft. with 100 guest rooms, Detroit Foundation Hotel has the necessities for a no-stress event. From the view-drenched fifth-floor commissioner’s suite to the intimate board room, it is like walking into a sigh of relief.
Another feature that’s off the beaten path is the offering of grooming options. As a guest at the hotel, you are allowed into “add-on experiences.” This includes Detroit Blows, a salon offering full grooming services, from blow-outs to makeup applications. TEN, a nail bar, will take care of your fingers and toes. Lay back and let the pros work their magic.
5. UNICO 20˚ 87˚ Riviera Maya, Mexico
Located on the sparkling beaches of Mexico, UNICO 20˚ 87˚ Riviera Maya is perfect all-inclusive solution for planners tasked with hosting an event in a take-your-breath-away local. With 448 guest rooms and more than 15,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space—including a main ballroom and 10 breakouts—you don’t have to worry about the details.
But your stay isn’t complete without utilizing its spas and beauty bars. Get your exercise in with Pilates or spinning before you head over to this fully-equipped hydrotherapy facility, which includes reflexology, candle and volcanic stone massages. Need a touch-up? The beauty bar will cut and color your hair or paint your nails. You’ll be refreshed and ready to go the next day.
6. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, The Bahamas
In a dream world, we would host all of our events along the beach. With the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, that’s a possibility. This tropical paradise is home to 1,800 oversize guest rooms, a self-contained conference center with three ballrooms and 16 breakout rooms totaling 200,000 sq. ft., making it the ideal place for groups large and small. It also might be one of the most idyllic places on this list.
After sunning in the cabanas at one of seven resort pools, or swinging on the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, be sure to check into ESPA spa for a sea shell massage or aromatherapy treatment. The signature lounge is the perfect place to shift to island time.