When she leaves Detroit on one of her twice monthly business trips to Miami, Robin Walker-Lee, an attorney for General Motors, doesn't worry about finding a hotel room in a safe environment for a woman traveling alone.

She checks in at Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club in Miami Lakes, where the Graham Cos. has introduced the Patrician Floor, a group of 18 rooms set aside exclusively for women business travelers.

The new floor is designed to make women feel secure away from home and offers them added perks, pampering and customization that cater not only to their individual needs but also to their whims.

The idea for the Patrician Floor was a response to the increase in women business travelers. ''Forty percent of today's business travelers are women,'' said Barbara Cambia, Shula's vice president of marketing. ``Since the floor was inaugurated, it has run at 95 percent occupancy.''

The rise in women business travelers has spawned similar concepts in other hotels in South Florida. Wyndham, AmeriSuites, Hyatt Regency and Marriott chains are among those that offer special services to make women feel not only more secure but also more at home.

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