Travelling, although necessary for handling many business and personal matters, comes laced with some gruelling tasks, including navigating airports, sorting out ground transport and finding decent overnight accommodations. Many of the top hotels offer a respite from at least one of these predicaments, providing top-tier sleeping arrangements and bathroom amenities with walk-in showers.
New York City
New York City offers visitors an endless array of activities to keep them busy during a short or extended stay. Whether you prefer walking in Central Park or going to the theatre on Broadway, enjoy New York all the more when you stay at a hotel with luxury amenities and walk-in showers. Located in Midtown, the upscale and modern Le Parker Meridien offers easy access to Times Square and Grand Central and features rooms with park views, as well as a full fitness centre complete with an indoor pool. For the budget traveller in search of a more affordable option, try the Royal Park Hotel, offering walk-in showers in private rooms located in the residential neighbourhood of the Upper West Side.
The pleasures of San Francisco include riding the Cable Cars, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, visiting Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf, as well as Chinatown and Union Square. Choose a hotel where your feet may recline comfortably after a wash in the walk-in shower. Hotel Vitale, located on the San Francisco Bay and offering on-site spa services, is home to the rustic Americano Restaurant. The Mediterranean-inspired Taj Campton Place Hotel is located on Stockton Street and offers luxury accommodations in the popular Union Square area of downtown San Francisco.
During a stay in Chicago, often referred to as "the Second City," take a walk through Millennium Park before visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, or visit Wrigley Stadium for a ball game and some Chicago-style hot dogs. Either way, stay at one of Chicago's top-tier hotels, where walk-in showers are just one of the many luxuries available. The Elysian Hotel in downtown Chicago offers a high-end hotel experience, including a spa and health club. The Fairmont Chicago in Millennium Park, located just off the large downtown shopping stretch called the Magnificent Mile, offers a modern atmosphere and rooms with city views. Just a few blocks off the CTA Red Line Chicago stop, have an intimate, boutique-hotel experience at the Dana Hotel and Spa, which houses its own wine reserves and offers on-site spa services.
Seattle offers cityscapes and mountain views. Take a walk through Pike Place Market downtown or take a 20-minute drive from the city centre to Discovery Park and enjoy its picturesque beaches and miles of natural trails. The range of activities in Seattle is as varied as the accommodation options. For quick access to the airport, choose to stay at the Sea-Tac Airport Hilton, which offers the high-quality luxury amenities you expect from this hotel chain. Stay near the Pike Place Market downtown in the honeymoon suite at the Alexis Hotel, which offers a walk-in shower and nightly wine reception for all the visitors at this boutique hotel. Bring yourself and your pet to Hotel Monaco Seattle, located less than a 15-minute walk from Pike Place Market. At the Hotel Monaco, enjoy premium bath amenities included in all suites and bedrooms.