Let’s take a moment to recognize the sweet joy of sauntering off the plane and right into a fun, welcoming room with convenient meeting space. No need to hunt for the rideshare area or flag down the right hotel bus. Today’s airport hotels combine comfort, impact and efficiency in a bright package that makes bringing people together to do business a pleasure.
10. The Connections
The only hotel bridged with DIA’s Jeppesen Terminal, The Westin Denver International Airport links style in the Mile High City and beyond, including Aurora and Rockies ski resorts. More than 33,600 sq. ft. of meeting space and 519 guest rooms are wired for top internet speed.
9. The Style
Grand Hyatt at SFO blends modern, Asian aesthetics with local art in this new, on-runway glass arc at the terminus of a skyway. The 351 soundproof guest rooms are graced with amenities like soaking tubs. More than 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space has aviation-themed touches and Silicon Valley-worthy tech.
8. The Kitsch
TWA Hotel at JFK incorporates Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center in this retro-chic property. From the sunken lounge to the outdoor roller-skating rink, smiles are front and center.
7. The Luxury
Steps from the gates at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s 386 spacious guest rooms and 16 meeting rooms with lots of natural light and a banquet menu that includes sustainable seafood options.
6. The Views
Hyatt Place/Hyatt House LAX/Century Blvd. recently added five meeting spaces (including ShoresLAX, a 15th-floor rooftop) for a total of 3,100 sq. ft. and two chef-driven culinary concepts to the mid-century modern property.
5. The Down Low
When flying into Chicago’s ORD, your meeting could be just a short jaunt from the domestic terminals via underground walkways to the 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 860 guest rooms at Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport.
4. The Warm Welcome
In the 291 cozy guest rooms or the 12th-floor Observation Bar, InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is a stunning gateway to the Twin Cities.
3. The Nom
Latin- and Asian-inspired cuisine such as sticky pork ribs from Koreatown and carne asada from Boyle Heights are featured at Unity Open Market at Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport, where 580 guest rooms and 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space are steps from LAX and offer easy access to SoFi Stadium.
2. The Burn
At the new Westdrift Manhattan Beach, L.A.’s first Marriott Autograph Collection property spikes heart rates with a nine-hole golf course, cross-fit-inspired fitness center, pool with private cabanas and loaner bicycles. Inside and out of 30,534 sq. ft. of meeting space, dining options for the 393-room property include healthy choices from Jute Coastal Bar and Kitchen.
1. The Last Call
At AC Hotel Atlanta Airport Gateway, AC Lounge is the spot to toast a job well done after productive brainstorming in one of five meeting rooms connected to a ATL Skytrain stop bound for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Or make it a stop at Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, where Concorde Grill serves up Southern hospitality.
Featured image of the Westin Denver International Airport.