How Business Travel Turns Luxury

How Business Travel Turns Luxury


It’s hard to imagine how business was ever conducted without the aid of digital technology.

Tools like smartphones, apps, cloud computing, virtualization, video teleconferencing and more have forever changed how the world does business.

Yet, despite our digital connectivity, a recent report shows that face-to-face interaction through business travel remains a “critical business tool.” In fact, in 2016, there were over 1.3 million business trips, with the corporate traveler taking 13 business trips per year, on average.

Being in one of the top three business trip destinations in the U.S., The Marmara knows what today’s corporate traveler wants, and have created a seamless, comfortable, and unique environment which elevates the ordinary business trip to a luxury retreat.

How do we do it? Let’s take a closer look.

An Elegant Home Away from Home

We know that even though our guests are traveling on business, they should be surrounded by style, elegance, and hospitality.

Our hotel is as chic and glamorous as New York City itself, with all the comforts and warmth that make our guests feel relaxed, and at home.

After a hectic day of meetings and conferences, our guests can kick back and relax in one of our 128 guestrooms, studio lofts or penthouses.

Our rooms are beautifully appointed with custom-designed furniture and artwork, marble bathrooms, large-screen Smart TVs, and hardwood floors. High ceilings and oversized windows provide a spacious flow and some of the best views of NYC.

Many of our rooms also feature private terraces, and marble tubs. All you need is a bottle to chill in our complimentary wine cooler, and you have the makings of a perfect night to wind down, and enjoy the NYC skyline as you prep for the next day.

In the morning, enjoy your first cup of coffee while reading the NY Times or Wall Street Journal from complimentary iPads—the same device that connects you 24/7 to guest services.

You’ll feel re-energized and ready to take on the day.


Stylish Spaces

At The Marmara Park Avenue, we offer 1,375 square feet of stylish space and amenities for meetings, corporate functions and business events of all sizes.

We have several private rooms to choose from, as well as a Lobby Lounge where business guests are free to use our complimentary Apple computers.

For a truly memorable business function, hold your event high atop the streets of Manhattan in our Duplex Penthouse space.

Why not mix business with a little pleasure in this spacious spot featuring an outdoor terrace and panoramic views of the city.

Tech-Savvy Facilities with Responsive Support

Staging a successful corporate meeting or business function can be stressful.

At The Marmara Park Avenue, there’s no need to worry; we’re there to help your event go off without a hitch.

Our in-house Engineering and IT Departments are on hand 24/7 to help you create and maintain a productive atmosphere—from free high-speed Wi-Fi, to regulating room controls, to setting up microphones, video recording, and PowerPoint presentations.

We’ll take care of all the details you envision that will transform a run-of-the-mill meeting into a memorable and successful event: live entertainment, gift packages for VIP guests, and many other special requests.


A Holistic Approach to Hospitality

When your business is done, our world-class wellness amenities provide a unique sanctuary to help you restore and rejuvenate.

Everyone has a different way to release the pressure of the daily grind.

Some like to sweat it out in our Fitness Center. Our state-of-the-art facility offers Precor cardio and Strength Equipment along with yoga mats, free weights and balance balls. You can even kick your workout up a notch with one of our personal trainers.

Perhaps a dip in our large subterranean pool will help you unwind. It’s open every day, all year, with lifeguards on staff.

For total relaxation, it’s hard to beat a massage. Our expert staff is trained in many forms of massage—from the deep-tissue technique to the restorative benefits of Swedish Massage. Our trained massage therapists can even provide massages in the comfort of your room, if you prefer.

The star jewel of The Marmara Park Avenue’s wellness center—and a truly unique experience in all of Manhattan—is our Turkish Hammam.

This ancient form of holistic relaxation and detoxification dates back to the Ottoman Empire.

The Marmara Park Avenue’s Turkish Hammam is a stunning, all-marble room with a large, flat stone in the middle.

You begin by steaming out toxins in your body. Then, laying on the “middle stone” a spa professional (using a traditional technique) whips up a seemingly endless supply of warm, foamy bubbles that gently cascade down onto your body.

Your body is cleansed and massaged with these bubbles made from aromatic Turkish Hammam soap, and then rinsed—leaving you utterly relaxed and restored.


A Cut Above the Ordinary

We hope to see you the next time your work takes you to New York City when we can spoil you with a retreat from the ordinary business trip.

Planning to stay in NYC a bit longer? Check out The Marmara Park Avenue’s extended stay options.