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Joint winner: The Peninsula, Shanghai Set on Shanghai’s fabled Bund, The Peninsula is a speedy cab ride from the financial district of Pudong, which might explain the frisson that greeted its opening late last year. Inspired by the Bund’s art deco architecture, the public spaces, such as the pool (right), have an interwar glamour about them, while the 235 rooms are styled like a 1920s private home, albeit offering wi-fi, complimentary international and local calls, humidity control systems and Nespresso coffee machines. Michelin-starred chef Tang Chi Keung presides at the Yi Long Court dining room where he serves up exceptional Cantonese fare. www.peninsula.com/shanghai Photography: Jan Siefke  

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在W*138中,我们公布了“墙纸”*和“财富”杂志评选出的全球40家最漂亮的新商务酒店的候选名单。在这里,我们展示了获奖者和我们的评委的其他八个突出。联合获奖者是半岛酒店(它抓住了20世纪20年代上海传说中外滩的魅力)和巴塞罗那文华东方酒店(文华东方),该酒店位于前世纪中叶的一家银行,最近由帕特里夏·乌尔基奥拉(Patricia Urquiola)改造。

Joint winner: The Peninsula, Shanghai

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Joint winner: The Peninsula, Shanghai

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Joint winner: The Peninsula, Shanghai

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Joint winner: The Peninsula, Shanghai

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Joint winner: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Situated in the heart of the city's modernista-studded Quadrat d'Or, this former midcentury bank has been transformed by Barcelona architects Carlos Ferrater and Joan Trias de Bes and designer Patricia Urquiola. The vast sunken lounge (pictured), once the trading floor, features Urquiola's lattice screens and hanging baskets moulded from her B&B Italia 'Fat Fat-Lady Fat' tables. Throughout the 98 rooms, her furniture is mixed with vintage and custom pieces, while in the Banker's Bar, safe doors from the old bank vaults line the wall. Signature restaurant Moments serves up Catalan cuisine by chef Carme Ruscalleda. www.mandarinoriental.com Photography: Pedro Peganaute

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Joint winner: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Joint winner: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Judges' standout: La Mamounia, Marrakech In the heart of the imperial city, this former Moroccan palace sits in 20 acres of gardens. It has been redesigned by Jacques Garcia, whose particular brand of contemporary opulence proved such a hit at Hôtel Costes in Paris, and now showcases the best of Moroccan craftsmanship. The 207 rooms feature wooden latticework, traditional zellige tilework and marble bathrooms, while the indoor ozone-treated pool is set amid striking mosaic interiors. www.mamounia.com  

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Judges' standout: La Mamounia, Marrakech

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Judges' standout: La Mamounia, Marrakech

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Judges' standout: La Mamounia, Marrakech

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Judges' standout: La Mamounia, Marrakech

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Judges' standout: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem Within strolling distance of the Bible-era Old City, Italian designer Piero Lissoni and Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie have created a new landmark, making use of earthy, pale Jerusalem stone and dazzling local light. The 194 rooms, studios and suites feature stone walls, dark wood floors, black leather furniture and bathrooms with liquid-crystal glass walls. The hotel has an indoor pool, while the sundeck and rooftop Italian brasserie boast stunning views. www.mamillahotel.com      

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Judges' standout: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

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Judges' standout: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

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Judges' standout: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

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Judges' standout: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

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Judges' standout: The Jefferson, Washington DCA A multimillion dollar renovation has converted this Beaux Arts gem, four blocks from the White House, into a bona fide business facility. The Jefferson's restaurant, Plume, headed by executive chef Damon Gordon, has been lauded as one of the finest in DC. Breakfast and lunch are served beneath a 1923 vaulted glass ceiling in The Greenhouse. After your dealing is done, try the spa treatments using herbs grown on Thomas Jefferson's Monticello gardens in Virginia. www.jeffersondc.com

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Judges' standout: The Jefferson, Washington DCA

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Judges' standout: The Jefferson, Washington DCA

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Judges' standout: The Jefferson, Washington DCA

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Judges' standout: The Mark, New York Set amid Manhattan's ritzy Upper East Side's best blocks, The Mark's austere early-20th century façade opens up into an unexpectedly modern, sassy interior. The space has been reimagined by interior designer Jacques Grange and hotelier James Sherwin with a light French vibe, bold geometric shapes, specially commissioned artwork and comfortable oversized furniture. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten crafted the menu of European classics for the hotel's restaurant. www.themarkhotel.com

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Judges' standout: The Mark, New York

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Judges' standout: The Upper House, Hong Kong In the heart of the commercial and retail district, The Upper House was envisaged by local designer André Fu as an inner-city bolt-hole. The Bedonia stone portico is by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the public spaces are a grand mix of limestone and bleached oak, and in each of the bedrooms (from the 38th floor up), Fu has dreamed up an eyrie of bamboo, shoji glass and lacquered paper panels. Café Gray Deluxe offers Victoria Harbour views and simple international dishes. www.upperhouse.com

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Judges' standout: The Upper House, Hong Kong

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Judges' standout: The Upper House, Hong Kong

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Judges' standout: The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi Set beneath a shimmering metallic cloud on a 25 sq km island between Dubai and the Abu Dhabi coast, the hotel overlooks the Yas Marina and a Formula 1 circuit, and is within easy reach of mega-malls, golf courses and Abu Dhabi city centre. With 13 restaurants and lounges, finding a quiet corner for a lunch meeting is never an issue. The six meeting rooms and four boardrooms have private terraces and, if desired, breakout rooms can be arranged on yachts. www.theyashotel.com

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Judges' standout: The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi

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Judges' standout: The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi

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Judges' standout: Le Gray, Beirut In a new four-storey sandstone building, Le Gray's smooth façade, ranks of tall, narrow windows and street-level sunshades seem straight out of French Mandate Beirut. This historical sleight of hand is courtesy of Kevin Dash, who introduces overt modernity in the glass-walled rooftop bar, the ice cube-like infinity pool overlooking Martyrs' Square and the Med, and the Bundestag-esque light well at the hotel's heart. Gordon Campbell Gray and Mary Fox Linton decorated the 87 rooms. www.campbellgrayhotels.com

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Judges' standout: Le Gray, Beirut

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Judges' standout: Le Gray, Beirut

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Judges' standout: Le Gray, Beirut

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Judges' standout: Le Gray, Beirut

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Judges' standout: Le Gray, Beirut

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Judges' standout: Soho House Berlin In a late-Bauhaus building that has housed both a department store and the East German Communist Party, Soho House Berlin is one of the latest openings of the chic members' club group. There are 40 rooms, a Cowshed spa and gym, a cinema, a library and a heated rooftop pool and bar with views over the Mitte district. Anyone can book rooms, and guests are able to enjoy almost every corner of Soho House Berlin, from the public Cecconi's Italian restaurant to the private lounges. www.sohohouseberlin.com

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Judges' standout: Soho House Berlin

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Judges' standout: Soho House Berlin

wallpapers best business hotel the winners

Judges' standout: Soho House Berlin

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Judges' standout: Soho House Berlin

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Judges' standout: Soho House Berlin

wallpapers best business hotel the winners