Category: Business Travel

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

On a recent visit to Helsinki, I stayed at the GLO Hotel Ithaca - a moderately-sized hotel with an excellent city centre location, putting you in easy walking distance of many key sites. I arrived late at night (in fact, in the early hours of the morning), so please forgive the night-time shot of the exterior [...]

10 of the world’s most luxurious airport lounges

10 of the world’s most luxurious airport lounges

Layovers can be a hassle, or they can be a slice of heaven. If you have the opportunity to visit one of these airport lounges, you may keep your fingers crossed for flight delays. Lounges have gone way beyond free cocktails and Wifi. Now, you can savor your trip by indulging in spa treatments, taking [...]

Oman’s first booze-free luxury hotel

Oman’s first booze-free luxury hotel

Singapore’s international hotelier, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) continues to tap into the potential of the Sultanate of Oman with the announcement of its second hotel in the region. M&C has signed an agreement with Shaza Muscat Company (SMC) to manage and operate Oman’s first Sharia-compliant five-star property named the Muscat Grand Millennium Hotel. The [...]

Travel tips for business, family or honeymoon travel to Brazil

Travel tips for business, family or honeymoon travel to Brazil

Brazil is world famous for its inviting beaches, beautiful landscape and instantly recognisable cultural sights. As Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding areas gear up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the region is being rejuvenated, returning to the classically luxe city it is historically known to be. Gone are the times when a beach [...]

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Finding luxury without paying full whack is a bit of an art in an expensive city like London.  This list should help, whether it’s views, booze or loos you wish to luxuriate in. It helps to have a hardy constitution and be willing to blag a little (or at least to dress up and look [...]

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

A growing trend in the travel industry in recent years has been the offering of hotel rooms by the hour.  Whilst traditionally this might give rise to raised eyebrows, all might not be quite as it seems so don’t be too quick to judge.  Dayuse Hotels has negotiated special rates at luxury hotels around the world, [...]

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

Sometimes going away for two weeks just isn’t enough. Sometimes we find that perfect luxury holiday destination that makes us want to live there. This selection of 5 great places to buy a holiday home contains something for everyone, whether you are looking for a beach villa on a white sand beach, a relaxing place [...]

Luxury in Lisbon: the Altis Prime Hotel

Luxury in Lisbon: the Altis Prime Hotel

Lisbon is coming of age. Its former malaise has been dispelled by the vibrant post-Salazar generation, and the Altis Prime, Lisbon’s newest boutique aparthotel, is seeking to capitalize on the new brand of modernity emanating from Portugal’s charismatic capital. Resplendent with 78 suites (ranging from studios to the exclusive penthouse), this sizzling hot hotel, dazzles [...]

5 top Christmas gift ideas for holidays

5 top Christmas gift ideas for holidays

Here are some great gift ideas for this Christmas. Included are electronic gadgets, stocking fillers and luxury items. Whether your loved ones are going on a business trip or a skiing holiday, there should be something here for most travellers. Top electronic gadget: Samsung Galaxy Note Many people take a mobile phone, digital camera, iPod, [...]

Travel in comfort on Italy’s new high-speed train

Travel in comfort on Italy’s new high-speed train

Italy’s new Frecciarossa 1000 is setting the pace for the pace for high-speed trains in the 21st Century. For those who enjoy a little luxury, it has new interiors designed by Giugiaro: ergonomic leather seats in the Executive, Business and Premium coaches, as well as a tailor-made customer care service and gourmet menu by Vissani [...]

The best business hotel in the Middle East

The best business hotel in the Middle East

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the luxury city hotel and a Dubai landmark, has been awarded the Best Business Hotel in the Middle East in the Business Traveller Magazine Awards. The awards are judged independently by the magazine’s readers and are widely recognised as the leading accolades in the business travel industry. An iconic landmark where business meets pleasure, [...]

The future of business travel

The following video gives you some insights into how mobile technology is starting a revolution in business travel. Not only can you book flights, check in online, get information on live departure times and see your boarding pass, there’s a whole lot more at your fingertips. Sponsored Post

The new Sheraton Sharjah Hotel & Resort, UAE

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Sharjah, a business and leisure travel destination designated as an Arab Capital of Culture. The new Sheraton Sharjah will open beginning of 2013, and is part of the company’s commitment to growth in the Middle [...]

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

At the weekend, we stayed in a serviced apartment courtesy of The Lawrance. The Lawrance offers serviced apartments at three locations in the spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire: Kings House, Duchy House and York Road. We stayed at Duchy House D, a first floor, two-bedroomed apartment, on Duchy Road. Arriving on the Friday [...]

Expansion of The Rocco Forte Collection

Expansion of The Rocco Forte Collection

The Rocco Forte Collection – which currently has 13 luxury hotels in major cities across Europe –  has revealed that its first property in the Middle East will open in Abu Dhabi this Autumn. It will be followed by a 146-bedroom property opening in Jeddah in 2011, a 90 All-suite Golf, Spa & Villa Resort [...]

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways, the 5-star airline, offers a private premium terminal for its First and Business class passengers at its hub at Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways’ Premium Terminal offers fine dining with specially selected wines and champagnes, some exclusive to Qatar Airways. Business travelers may utilize free wireless internet as well as meeting rooms that [...]

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