Category: Business Travel

Sofitel Brussels Europe

Sofitel have opened their first hotel in the European business hub of Brussels – the Sofitel Brussels Europe. The new hotel can be found at at the centre of the European Quarter in Place Jourdan, a stone’s throw away from the European Parliament, the Borschette conference centre and Berlaymont (European Commission in Brussels). It has […]

Wireless internet access at US airports

Wireless internet access at US airports

The good people at TravelPost.com have just put together an extensive chart of wireless internet access at 130+ U.S. airports. There are a lot of wi-fi airport resources out there, but this one gives a lot of detail such as pricing information and coverage area information for multiple service providers at each airport. A great […]

The changing positions of luxury hotels in the Big Apple

The changing positions of luxury hotels in the Big Apple

There’s an interesting article in the New York-based Business Travel News about how luxury hotels in Manhattan are sprouting up in what appear to be less than likely locations, and not necessarily in the highly desirable locations that you might expect. The article cites the Hotel on Rivington on the Lower East Side, the Hotel […]

Get ready for The Keating, San Diego CA

Get ready for The Keating, San Diego CA

The Keating, which is expected  to open in San Diego  later this year, will combine the highest level of expressive Italian design with sophisticated and personalized service. The Keating defines a new standard for lifestyle hotels worldwide. As one of San Diego’s oldest buildings, The Keating is centrally located in the heart of the Gaslamp […]

Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine is a new wine and cigar bar that has been opened in Tucson,  Arizona by Camerone and Jeffrey Parker. Embracing a stylish and contemporary vibe, the bar has its own  1,000-bottle wine cellar and a 2,000 square foot lounge from which to enjoy the merchandise.   Facilities such as wireless internet, fax […]

Hilton St Petersburg… but not where you might think

You could be forgiven for thinking that Hilton St Petersburg is in Russia.   But it’s not.   It’s Hilton Hotels’ newest property and it’s at Carillon Park, Florida. The 227-room hotel is influenced by local and international artists such as Salvador Dali and aims to provide guests with “a contemporary and luxurious experience”. State-of-the-art […]

Diamond Seat from Etihad Airways

Diamond Seat from Etihad Airways

The new purpose-built Airbus 340-500 for Etihad Airways  – part of an $8 billion order for the national airline of the UAE – has arrived, along with its ‘Diamond Seat’. The seat can rotate 180 degrees, ideal for business travellers who want to have meetings as they fly, or for leisure travellers who simply wish […]

Westin Boston Waterfront opens

Westin Boston Waterfront opens

Now that Boston has a new convention centre, new hotels are opening to serve it. The latest is the Westin Boston Waterfront which officially opens today. The 793-room hotel is less than 3 miles from Logan Airport (BOS) and is connected to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. Guestrooms are equipped with […]

MENA Travel Awards 2006

MENA Travel Awards 2006

The MENA Travel Awards held earlier this month celebrate the best of the luxury travel industry in the Middle East and North Africa (hence the MENA bit). There were many nominees and awards so below I’ve given a short summation by listing only the platinum winners; the United Arab Emirates dominates the honours: Platinum winners […]

Art & Tech rooms at Le Meridien Dubai

Art & Tech rooms at Le Meridien Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai has unveiled an exclusive new room category: Art & Tech. There are 50 such rooms at the hotel, aimed at business travellers. They have  cutting edge décor and feature a range of specifically tailored facilities such as a 34″ LCD television with laptop connectivity, and a dedicated work area, which includes a […]

One of Europe's largest luxury airport hotels

One of Europe’s largest luxury airport hotels

London Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 will have just one hotel. The Sofitel London Heathrow  will be  a £180-million, 600-bed luxury airport hotel and convention centre. It is due to open in March 2008 and will have excellent business facilities, with 30 meeting rooms, a lecture theatre for 150 people, and  the ability to accommodate 1500 […]

Lufthansa teams up with United on business class fares to Europe

Lufthansa is teaming up with United on business class fare deals to Europe this summer. Book and buy your tickets by 4th July  2006 for travel between 1st July  and 4th September and you could enjoy great discounts. Business Class Specials for Summer Travel include Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) to Amsterdam (AMS), $1,036; Detroit (DTW) to […]

Aviator laptop stand

Aviator laptop stand

Are you someone that likes to take a laptop on your flights, but feels constrained by space?   The Aviator laptop stand from Keynamics – designed specifically with airplane tray tables in mind – could be just what you’re looking for. Weighing in at just nine ounces, the stand is easy to assemble and will […]

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Located on Condesa beach in the heart of the Acapulco, Fiesta Americana is popular with tourists from Mexico and all over the world. The hotel has an excellent, open-air restaurant and is located near many of the best bars. Amenities include a pool, spa, fitness room, a business center, and spectacular views of Acapulco bay.

The Tablet 10: City Hotels

The Tablet 10: City Hotels

City breaks are ideal if you are on business or just interested in discovering somewhere new, and can provide a  great tonic for  today’s world of  over-stressed lives.  Tablet Hotels‘ city hotels top 10 gives you a first-hand insight into some of the very best places that the planet has to offer: Cape Grace Hotel […]

Four Seasons Damascus

Four Seasons Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is today inaugurating the new luxury Four Seasons Hotel in the capital Damascus. The hotel is majority owned by Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal and partners. Local media is reporting that the president’s participation at the opening is an indicator of Syria’s openness to Arab investors and a positive sign to […]