Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City
Traveling for business doesn't mean you can't have any fun. These great hotels offer all the business traveler staples -- comfortable beds, up-to-date technology, and solid fitness centers -- as well popular after-work or nightlife scenes. Unwinding after a day of meetings doesn't have to mean room service and reruns (though that's an option, too); these hotels offer guests a night out on the town right downstairs. So go ahead -- have fun like it's your job. First up, Eventi, New York City Hot Spots: An outdoor BeerParc with gourmet food stands, and tapas and cocktails at the lively, ultra-modern Bar Basque The Business Staples: Four gourmet to-go restaurants from Jeffrey Chodorow at Food Parc; 20,000 square feet of event space; and room service, a business center, and fitness center open around-the-clock The Bottom Line: A stylish lobby, big, beautiful rooms with Frette sheets and 37-inch flat-screens, and gourmet to-go fare at Jeffrey Chodorow's Food Parc make this 292-room Kimpton the best hotel in a developing pocket of northern Chelsea. It offers easy access to the tourist sites, and FoodParc, BeerParc, and Bar Basque are all local hot spots.