Long And Short Of It

My Lobby Or Yours?

Hotel bars and lobbies are buzzing with the sound of business travelers making high-powered deals. Why not conduct your next business meeting in a gilded-bronze lobby, snug wood-paneled bar or Chinese tearoom at a nearby hotel? Author Carol Berens details some of the hottest and poshest meeting places in Hotel Bars and Lobbies (McGraw-Hill). From Richmond, Virginia's Jefferson Hotel lobby, complete with grand staircase, to the elegant Top of the Mark bar in San Francisco's Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, these places boast rich histories and atmospheres that are sure to spice up your business dealings.

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This article was originally published in the November 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Long And Short Of It.

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