Business travel: Room service - Where Nick Davidson stays

FOR BUSINESS: Luckily for me, some of Century's radio stations are in the UK's best cities, so I get to stay in good hotels. My third favourite hotel is Brighton's Hotel du Vin, which has a funky suite with twin baths and a telescope. I also like the Manchester Radisson, which is almost like a busy New York hotel. But my favourite is the Malmaison in Newcastle. It has constantly improved itself over the years, including a recent refurbishment. The most recent amendments are iPod speakers in every room. The new general manager, Seamus, has had a great influence. The bar and restaurant are always lively, and he makes it all tick along with a really personal touch. I also like the Cafe Mal on the ground floor, looking out over the quayside. It attracts a lot of business people in for a coffee on their way to work. There's a good spa and gym, and it's possible to book the top floor, with its sofas, tables and great views over Newcastle, for business meetings.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

FOR PLEASURE: My partner and I often stay in the north of Majorca, and we used to visit one particular hotel, the Cala San Vicente, for gin and tonics. Eventually, we decided we should stay there, and now we try to go once a year. It's a Spanish boutique hotel in an old house, overlooking Puerto Pollensa. One of the main attractions for us is that it's family-run. We get a Christmas card every year from the couple that own it, and their kids work there too. They even keep their dog in reception. The restaurant does fantastic seafood and has a Michelin star. There is a lovely large swimming pool and beautiful gardens. Every hour during the siesta period, from 2pm to 6pm, guests are presented with a different flavour ice-cream and a glass of champagne. The staff are always there for you, without being in the way. The hotel has a great spa and the nearby beachfront village is quite lively with its bars, although the hotel itself is very quiet. I think it's getting quite popular now, as it's becoming harder to book each year.

- Nick Davidson is managing director of Century Radio Network.

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