Boulevard Hotel Baku
Great for business travellers, and those looking for chic surrounds and sea views during their stay in Azerbaijan’s capital, the Boulevard Hotel Baku is one of the leading conference hotels in the country. And, at 818 rooms, it’s certainly one of the biggest.
Found in a modern building on the edge of the Caspian Sea (which is best seen through the massive floor-to-ceiling windows found in many of the rooms), the hotel’s squat, yet pristine, exterior belies the sumptuous decor within. Rooms are flooded with light and decorated with modern furnishings, and decadent Elemis bath products and walk-in rain showers come as standard in the bathrooms. And the communal areas, like the sleek, industrial-style Black City Cafe, manage to marry style and substance.
Although the highlights of the city centre are not far from the hotel, the on-site amenities, like the spa and the comprehensive suite of business facilities, make staying at the hotel a tempting proposition – especially for foodies with a bent for Mediterranean cuisine. The aptly-named Green House Kitchen is the main dining area, with its own charcoal grill and a menu stuffed with organic, freshly grown offerings. For snacks and sundowners – whether you’re with colleagues or friends – the chic and contemporary White City Bar & Lounge at lobby level is ready and waiting, 24 hours a day.