Germany offers tremendous variety and opportunity for business travellers. Hotel accommodations will be an important part of a business traveller’s ability to focus on business and have fun whether they’re meeting with clients in a busy city such as Berlin or Hamburg, attending an exhibition in Dusseldorf, or holding an international meeting in Bavaria.
These five hotels in various parts of Germany provide access to metropolitan areas where business is conducted and Germany’s beautiful countryside can be enjoyed.
Business traveller-friendly hotels in Germany
- Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg. Enjoy holding conferences or meetings in Hamburg’s historic Hotel Atlantic in the northern area of Germany. Situated near the North and Baltic Seas, Hamburg offers a variety of things to see and do for the business traveller. The 100-year-old Hotel Atlantic is ideal for the businessperson who wants quick access to tourist locations, comfortable accommodations and top-level service for meetings.
- InterContinental City Hotel in Dusseldorf. The western city of Dusseldorf is a mere 45 minutes away from the Dutch border and a hub for exhibitions attracting businesspeople worldwide. Affectionately known as the InterConti, Dusseldorf’s InterContinental Hotel is a popular place for business travellers to stay. It’s located on Koenigsallee, which is known for its luxury shopping and dining area. Also within walking distance are the Dusseldorf Opera House and Bolkerstrasse – the Old Town street referred to as “the world’s longest bar”.
- Radisson Blu Hotel in Frankfurt. Frankfort is the centre of financial business in Germany and home to one of the world’s busiest international airports. Stay at the Radisson Blu to be centrally located to local conference centres and the exhibition hall. Don’t miss a trip up the 650-foot Main Tower for a bird’s eye view of the cityscape.
- Hotel Pullman Berlin. Also known as the Schweizerhof, the Hotel Pullman Berlin is located within walking distance of historical Kurfuerstendamm Street – affectionately called Kur-damm. Once close to the wall dividing Germany’s capital city, Kur-damm is now a bustling centre of culture and business. As one of the largest cities in the country, Berlin hosts a variety of business conferences and exhibitions year-round.
- Mercure Hotel in Munich. Treat clients to some of the most delicious foods as well as wonderful atmosphere while staying in Munich’s Mercure Hotel. There’s no need to rent a car when staying in this southern Bavarian city, as the public transportation system will take business travellers anywhere they need to go. When work is through, there are many small neighbourhoods and pedestrian zones to stroll through while enjoying the sights.
Before travelling abroad
An extended business-focused stay in Germany should be preceded by preparations that help the business traveller avoid worrying about things back home.
No matter what season it is, having gutter guards installed can alleviate worry about damage to the home owing to debris- or water-filled gutters. Taking care of home safety and maintenance needs before leaving on a long business trip can make focusing on the tasks at-hand much easier.
About the author: Mary Ylisela is a writer who lives in Chicago but enjoys writing about business and travel.