A Business Travel Guide to New York
Traveling from London to New York on a business trip soon? Here is a business travel guide to New York that can help you enjoy the city.
As the financial and cultural center of the United States, New York is one of the best cities you can visit for a side vacation while on a business trip. Known by a lot of monickers including The Big Apple and The City That Never Sleeps, this metropolis, which is home to a total of 23 million people, is a city where it is normal to see businessmen in well-tailored suits on the same table as dreadlocked hipsters. Aside from conducting business meetings you may visit notable New York landmarks such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Business Class To New York
The travel time from London to New York takes an estimated eight hours and ten minutes and there are direct business class flights to and from London-Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta and United. If you’re looking to save money on travel costs by finding cheap business class flights from London to New York it’s worth going through a specialist travel agent such as SkyClub.com, since they have access to exclusive offline fares.
As a passenger flying in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class you’ll be given a complimentary chauffeur-drive service to and from the airport. You’ll also gain access to the uber-exclusive Upper Class lounge at London Heathrow and New York’s JFK or Newark. Once on board, you’ll be able to relax in a 6’6” fully flat bed or plug your laptop into your personal power socket in order to catch up on work.
Or, if you decide to travel in British Airways Business Class, you’ll be treated to a complimentary spa treatment at the Elemis Travel Spa before boarding the plane. Once onboard you’ll find a business class seat that converts into a fully flat bed, complete with 10.4-inch entertainment screen, power socket, quilted blanket and Elemis amenity kit.
It is important to note that due to the large number of arrivals and departures in the city, there are three international airports serving the New York City area: John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty. Of these three, only two serve direct flights from London.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is located in the borough of Queens, more or less an hour away from downtown Manhattan. There are taxis outside the arrival area of the airport. Passengers may also choose to hail an Uber or Lyft just as long as it is in the pick-up point of the car park. You may also ride the AirTrain, which stops in the Penn Station in Manhattan.
Newark Liberty International Airport can be found just outside New York City proper in Newark, New Jersey. The airport has its own AirTrain system, which has a stop in Manhattan. There are numerous shuttle bus options in the area and there are also car services at arrivals.
Where to Stay
In New York you’ll find all the major hotel chains such as Marriott, Hilton and Grand Hyatt but there are also plenty of boutique hotels to stay in that have a more unique, cosy vibe.
The Roger hotel on Madison Avenue is conveniently located just a few minutes from Union Station and the Empire State Building. The hotel boasts stylish Anna Busta interiors, 194 spacious rooms (many with outdoor terraces) and a 5pm Happy Hour with wine and snacks for its guests.
Must-visit Spots in New York
New York is filled with attractions, from iconic skyscrapers to contemporary art galleries and spacious parks. If you have time to explore the city once business is out of the way, the following tourist spots are popular among visitors of New York:
- Rockefeller Center
- Museum of Modern Art
- Statue of Liberty
- Empire State Building
- Central Park
- Times Square
- Little Italy
- Madison Square Garden
- Radio City Music Hall