Abrams Top 10

Hotels for Shopping

1) Le Meridien Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Le Meridien Chicago is a 17 story architectual dazzler that sits atop The Shops at North Bridge. With 4 floors of shops plus Nordstrom's, the traveler is certain to find anything and everything including designer shops such as A/X Armani Exchange and Hugo Boss all just an elevator ride away for the guests at the Le Meridien Chicago. Ask the Conciege at Le Meridien to arrange for a Nordstrom personal shopper to assist in making your purchasing pleasurable and efficient.

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2) The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, Virginia
Just stroll through the elegant marble and dark wood lobby and through the doorway to enter the mall! If you are traveling for business and lucky enough to have a companion along for the ride, this is a great place to stay. One of you will have a fabulous time while the other is working!

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3) The Wynfrey Hotel at Riverchase Galleria Birmingham, Alabama
What a wonderul surprise The Wynfrey Hotel is! You may not want to leave the elegant luxury of the lobby's 1800's classical paintings and selected furnishings from that period to go to the 200 shops, 20 restaurants and 10 theatres in the Riverchase Galleria which is attached to the hotel. . . but motivate yourself, money in hand.

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4) Le Meridien President Bangkok, Thailand
If you are a serious shopper, or the business traveler in search of the perfect gift, Bangkok is the place for you! And what better place to be than Le Meridien President, right in the heart of the shopping district. You can expect impeccable service and typical Thai hospitality and a Concierge staff that can help locate the shops that will meet your needs.

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5) The Ritz Carlton Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia
Just direct your feet to the other side of the street where you will find the Lenox Mall. Go and bring money. And the hotel? A gem. .

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6) The Westin Galleria and Houston, Texas
Westin Oaks
We've got a tie! These two hotels are at opposite sides of The Galleria Mall in Houston. Both are attached to the mall so you don't have to go out into the Texas sun or heat to get to the shops


7) Le Meridien Picadilly London, England
What could be finer than to have Regent Street at one hand, Bond Street at the other,

and the luxurious surroundings of Le Meridien Picadilly to call your home away from home!
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8) The Marriott Copley Place Boston, Massachusetts



9)Le Meridien Boston
While the Marriott is located inside Copley Place, one of Boston's best malls, http://marriott.com/epp/default.asp?MarshaCode=BOSCO Le Meridien Boston is just steps away from the unique shops at Faneuil Hall and Boston's downtown shopping district.

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10) The Westin Galleria Dallas, Texas
Super shopping Texas style in this mammoth mall connected to the hotel.


Stephanie B. Abrams