Magazine article Management Today

MT [Management Today] Business Travel: Room Service Where Lynne Brindley Stays

Magazine article Management Today

MT [Management Today] Business Travel: Room Service Where Lynne Brindley Stays

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FOR BUSINESS

My favourite is the Algonquin Hotel in New York. As it's in mid-town Manhattan, you can walk to everywhere and see the city.

The hotel is unique because of its history. It has always attracted writers, including Simone de Beauvoir and Gertrude Stein, as well as those from theatre circles, and it's seen as one of New York's literary landmarks.

The rooms are comfortable and functional, but they do have character and are not like the anonymous hotel rooms you often find on business trips.

The lobby, which has antique furniture and sofas, is the main meeting place. In the mornings you can sit here eating breakfast and watch the world go by. It's old-fashioned and elegant, which is one of the reasons I like it. It is lovely to be off Fifth Avenue with all its hustle and bustle and then have this rather gracious hotel to come back to.

FOR PLEASURE

I try to visit the Island Hotel in Tresco on the Isles of Scilly once a year - it's just the perfect place to relax and forget about work and get away from everybody. …

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