Grand Hyatt New York
Low-key style with plenty to offer business travelers.
This hotel next to Grand Central Station scores high in efficiency but is low on the boutique charm factor. The glitzy glass-and-marble lobby has Donald Trump's name all over it (he was one of the original investors). For business dinners, New York Central serves classic European cuisine with a contemporary twist, and for sealing deals over drinks, there is The Lounge at New York Central. The hotel also offers an upscale food mini-mart in the lobby. A big plus for sports fans is that visiting baseball, hockey, basketball and football teams often stay here, which makes for good autograph hunting and gawking at multimillion-dollar-earning ballplayers. The 1,306 rooms are airy and comfortable, done in a modern, muted style. Views include close-ups of the Chrysler Building. Corporate travelers are especially catered to. The array of event centers, accommodating anywhere from ten to 1,700 guests, are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, high-speed Internet and guest catering services; the location in the heart of Midtown also makes this Hyatt ideal for local corporate events.