5 Phoenix Hotels for Business Travel

When you are traveling for business, ease and convenience are a must. The place you choose to stay influences your work commitments and downtime. Location, amenities, access to work facilities, restaurants and gyms are important factors to consider when choosing the optimal place for work needs. Consider these five Phoenix hotels for your business travel.

The Camby

Want a view of the Camelback mountains while you work? The Camby is dubbed Phoenix's newest hotel and debuts 277 rooms with minimalist design and no-fuss check-in. This location allows business travelers to experience breathtaking views, restaurants and bars without sacrificing work goals. Business space is innovative and high-tech with amenities like translators, copy, fax and messenger services, notary public and free wi-fi. Room rates are $139 per night in the off-season, while $300 and up during peak times.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

The Hyatt Regency Phoenix is only 4 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. The premises include 693 rooms equipped with complimentary wi-fi and a business lounge, so work doesn't have to wait. An e-concierge allows plans to be set ahead of time, whether it's for business or pleasure. In-house audio-visual services, currency exchange, and secretarial assistance is available to assist with more complicated business requirements. During the evening, stroll though the garden, relax in the hot tub or meditate with some yoga. Prices start at $300 and up per night.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

A prime downtown location, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar allows you to take care of business and offers options for nightlife, shopping and restaurants. Whether you need space for a corporate meeting or fundraiser or need services at the business center, this hotel suits larger and smaller needs. After work is done, relax at the Lustre rooftop bar and properly unwind while looking at the night sky. Taking care of business is a primary goal, but his hotel lets you sneak in some fun too. Room prices start at $139 and up per night.

Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

A contemporary look and every amenity a business traveler might need, the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix provides a combination of work-related services and options to relax. Within the hotel there is copying services, secretarial assistance, PC help and printer accessibility. Executive-styled rooms will offer high-speed internet access with ergonomic desks, as well as comfortable chairs. Have to pull a late night for work? Drop in at the Starbucks located inside this 19-story hotel. Room rates start at $205 and up for a night.

Sheraton Grand Phoenix

If you are looking to stay in the heart of downtown for easy access to the Convention Center and Talking Stick Resort Arena, Sheraton Grand Phoenix will definitely meet your needs. With 1000 guest rooms and 47 spacious suites, as well as computers, internet access, and a FedEx office, you can accommodate whatever is required of your work agenda. At night, if you need to meet with clients, there are excellent venues to talk business nearby the hotel. The conference facilities work to fit your needs and the rooms are suited for the business traveler. Rooms are $150 and up for a night.

Rudri Bhatt Patel is a lawyer turned freelance writer and essayist. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Raising Arizona Kids, The Huffington Post and elsewhere. Connect with Rudri on her blog, Being Rudri, Twitter or Facebook.