Hotels designed for business travelersHotels don\u2019t have to be a detriment to your work day. Some are designed with a party atmosphere with expensive valets, but a few offer features designed for more serious business travelers who just need to attend a few meetings and stay on top of their department. These hotels are well-suited for the executive who just needs to get real work done.Houstonian HotelImage by Courtesy of Houstonian Hotel\/ShutterstockBase room rate: $335The key feature of the Houstonian in Houston is that it is situated on a \u201ccampus\u201d like environment with walking trails and a massive workout center. It\u2019s more like staying at a retreat center, one that is located a few minutes from the downtown area. The more relaxed setting means you can find a quieter place to work. In the lobby, the hotel has a touchscreen panel you can use to find directions to a meeting space or conference room.Radisson Blu ChicagoImage by courtesy of Radisson Blu\/ShutterstockBase room rate: $199Not every hotel has a dedicated iPhone, iPad, or Android app. This Chicago hotel, which also has locations in many other cities such as Minneapolis and several in Europe, lets you schedule a wake-up call, request housekeeping services, and even order a sandwich. In the room, there\u2019s an iPad for your personal use that has the app pre-loaded. Another key feature is that the lobby at a Radisson Blu Aqua is particularly well-suited to business folks. At the Minneapolis hotel, the lobby has touchscreen panels and multiple desktop computers.Aloft MinneapolisImage by Courtesy of Aloft Minneapolis\/ShutterstockBase room rate: $199Aloft has one key advantage for IT executives. The hotel chain tends to be in quiet locations, including one in Austin that is in an idyllic suburb, a Silicon Valley location that\u2019s close to tech companies, and this downtown hotel that\u2019s close to the Mississippi River. The chain also has a trendier look and feel -- every lobby has a similar look with a food bar, a working area, and quick access to the elevators. The rooms have a unique layout that\u2019s more like a loft apartment. As a bonus to all of that, in a recent test for Internet access, the bandwidth hit 100 Mbps. At the Silicon Valley location, there\u2019s a robot butler that can deliver items to your room from the front desk. A new app for the Austin hotel lets you unlock your room without a key -- an industry first.Home2 AustinImage by Courtesy of Home2 Austin\/ShutterstockBase room rate: $114Look for the Home2 brand when you travel on business. This newer extended stay chain has predictable and reliable amenities, such as a \u201cworking wall\u201d in the room that doubles as a meeting space. There\u2019s a second \u201cmulti-function\u201d area in every Home2 that is designed for private meetings and has easy access to a Wi-Fi printer. Because this chain caters more to those on business who need to stay several days in a row, they tend to be quieter.The Crawford HotelImage by Courtesy of The Crawford Hotel\/ShutterstockBase room rate: $289One of the key amenities for business folks who stay at The Crawford Hotel in Denver is that every room has an iPad Mini you can use for any purpose. (That means you can leave your own tablet at the office.) Another unusual perk? The hotel has a Tesla Model S sedan you can use for free during the day for your meetings around town. There\u2019s also a 46-inch \u201csmart\u201d television in the room, which you can use for browsing the Web and even checking email.Hyatt Regency BellevueImage by Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Bellevue\/ShutterstockBase room rate: $169Picking the right hotel for a business trip is not always easy, but this Washington state hotel has a unique offering that IT execs will love. In the lobby, there are two 55-inch touchscreen tables, powered by Microsoft Windows 8, you can use to find directions to a meeting or even check your email. The tables use Microsoft Perceptive Pixel tech for easy swipes and gestures. Another unique offering: The hotel offers a new mobile app that lets you send a text message to the front desk to order services, ask questions, and even check on a meeting.