August 23, 2014

Business Travel For Women

Comfort Zone

Hotel amenities are designed to make women travelers feel safer.

Diane Sears | 6/1/2006
A handful of Florida hotels now offers special programs and amenities for women business travelers. Top priorities include safety, comfort and environments where women can, for example, dine alone without feeling like targets.

With 52 rooms and suites, the Chesterfield Palm Beach in the Worth Avenue shopping district is intimate enough for the concierge and other staff members to keep an eye out for the safety of women who stay there alone. "You have to make them feel comfortable," says Arnelle Kendall, vice president of public relations for parent company Red Carnation Hotel Collection, based in London.

The hotel has safety tips for female travelers posted on its website at chesterfieldpb.com and also offers women extra security measures, including female service staff and rooms near elevators so they don't have to walk down long corridors alone. Rooms start at $270 a night in season and $140 a night during the summer.

At the 30-room all-suite boutique hotel The Sanctuary in South Beach, where prices start at $200 a night, women can pay an hourly charge of up to $85 for a personal jogging companion.

Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club reserves a special floor of 18 rooms for women traveling alone. Named after Miami Lakes founding family member Patricia Graham, the Patrician rooms start at $199 a night. Each comes with concierge-floor amenities as well as plush toiletries, women's reading material and extra safety features.

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