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In 2022 business travel to New York ranked as our fourth most booked international route. Our wealth of experience on this destination continues to grow year on year. Not only do we regularly send clients to New York but our very own business travel experts are all keen visitors to the big apple themselves. If you want to get there effortlessly AND in style, look no further than the expertise of our team. In this post we round up the best airline services to the city, the most booked hotels and our recommendations for your spare time on your business travel to New York.


How to Get There

From the United Kingdom you can fly direct to New York from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. Whilst it is possible to fly direct from London Gatwick, the service is generally operated by a partner carrier. At Your Travel Corporate we most commonly booked business travel to New York from London Heathrow to either Newark Liberty airport or John F. Kennedy airport. The most booked airlines were British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Both airlines operate between three and five flights a day from Heathrow (information correct at time of writing April 2023).

Arguably, Virgin Atlantic offer a better service and more enjoyable experience, particularly in upper class. Although there are still clients who favour British Airways, despite their business class cabin generally ranking as less impressive. Virgin Atlantic A350’s operating the route between Heathrow and New York JFK benefit from a social area for upper class passengers as well as comfortable individual seating with privacy. You can explore Virgin’s options more in this 2019 blog post Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350s. You can learn more about British Airways seat options via our Airline Hub here.


Where to Stay

Park Lane New York

The Park Lane hotel is situated on Central Park South, offering easy access to the city’s business district and tourist attractions. Business travellers will appreciate free Wi-Fi throughout, the hotels business centre and conference facilities ranging from 12 meeting rooms to a ballroom for events. There is also a fitness centre and a restaurant serving international cuisine, perfect for a business lunch or dinner.

The Loews Regency

This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Eastside. All 379 guest rooms and suites are elegant and spacious with working areas and modern amenities. All bathrooms are equipped with rain showers and marble features. For wellness, make use of the on-site fitness centre or in-room spa services. The hotels Regency Bar and Grill offers delicious American dining throughout the day. Business travellers can benefit from a modern and well-equipped business centre in addition to several meeting and event spaces of up to 500 guests.

Hotel Hayden NYC

The Hotel Hayden is a stylish boutique hotel situated in Chelsea, steps away from the Flatiron district and Madison Square Park. 122 beautifully designed rooms and suites are all equipped with modern amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Mykonos Blue Restaurant is on-site, offering delightful Greek cuisine. There is also the rooftop bar from which to unwind after a hard day and take in the beautiful city skyline. A fully equipped business centre and range of meeting rooms accommodating up to 100 are available for business travellers.

Whilst these were our top three most booked hotels for clients in 2022, you can find more New York accommodation inspiration in our 2019 blog post Top 5 Business Hotels in New York.


What to do with your spare time in New York City

New York is a busy city. After a long day of work-related activities, you may want to utilise your spare time at a lesser visited hidden gem. A stroll around High Line Park or The New York Botanical Garden might be just what you need. Alternatively you could visit The Cloisters museum to gaze at the medieval art in the architectural setting of French monasteries.

Of course, a trip to New York might not be complete if you don’t take in the popular sights too. Make sure the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building and Times Square are on your list. If you can squeeze them on, then the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum are also worth a mention.

If you are entertaining clients, colleagues, peers or suppliers in the city  you might be considering a business dinner. Why not also take a look at our recent list of top hotel restaurants in New York.


Do you need more inspiration? Get in touch with our team of business travel experts today. We can help tailor an entirely bespoke itinerary just for you for your next business travel to New York.

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