Category: Business Travel

Luxury hotel at Stanford

Luxury hotel at Stanford

Surprising though it may sound, businessmen may soon be shelling out big money to spend a night on the Stanford campus. And that’s because a new luxury hotel is being built on  University-owned land. The hotel, which has yet to be formally named, is a joint  project between the Stanford University and Rosewood Hotels.

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel stands in the heart of the Recoleta of Buenos Aires, a refined quarter with ample parks, wide avenues and elegant architecture. The best restaurants, coffee stores, antique shops and boutiques of Argentina’s capital city are found in this area, as well as some of the most important museums and cultural centers. […]

ClipBio flash drive

ClipBio flash drive

If you travel with sensitive information on your laptop, you may want to take measures to protect it in the event of loss or theft.   The ClipBio flash drive is a foolproof padlock, preventing access to  information to anyone  but you  thanks to  leading edge biometric fingerprint technology. The device costs $229 for a […]

Business Travel News’ annual US Hotel Chain Survey

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  has overcome Ritz-Carlton’s 6-year reign at the top of Business Travel News’ annual US Hotel Chain Survey. Mandarin Oriental came third and Starwood’s St. Regis fourth.

Luxury jet charter services from Island Air

Luxury jet charter services from Island Air

Island Air is spreading its wings beyond the Hawaiian skies with a new luxury jet charter service allowing Hawaii travelers to book their own private intercontinental corporate jet to any destination worldwide. Service begins with a limousine pick-up followed by a Bombardier Challenger jet accommodating up to nine passengers served by a flight crew and […]

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Voted #1 Upper Upscale Hotel Chain by readers of Business Travel News, Loews Hotels is a collection of unique hotels with distinct personalities. Each is high in quality, fun, and is unpretentious.  For instance, Loews Beverly Hills Hotel in the  high-powered Los Angeles neighbourhood, offers an upscale retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. Built […]

Fitness Phaeton rental car

Fitness Phaeton rental car

Who’d have thought it… a fitness car designed for corporate travellers. Allino Rent-a-car, have teamed up with DaimlerChrysler to develop the Fitness Phaeton. Built of the same components as the company’s popular stretch limousines, these specially-equipped vehicles will include everything from a racquetball court to stair-climbing machines to a sauna and a juice bar for […]

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel began welcoming its first guests this month.   Located in up and coming East Palo Alto, it is located approximately 5 minutes from Stanford University and close to a number of Silicon Valley  technology companies such as Sun Microsystems, making it a likely choice for many business travellers. This […]

NEC Versa E3100 laptop

NEC Versa E3100 laptop

The new  NEC Versa E3100 is a very sleek laptop. In fact, it’s apparently the lightest 14″ widescreen unit in its class. It comes with a variety of specifications: your choice of Pentium M processor, 256MB RAM standard (upgradeable to 2GB), and a 40, 60 or 80 GB hard drive. Some models also include an […]

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Are you a business traveller who needs  portable data storage whilst on your travels?   Then maybe Fujitsu’s latest offering is for you. They are getting ready to ship their newest 120GB  HandyDrive (20GB more than its predecessor). At five inches long and half an inch thick, it’s thin enough to slip in a big […]

Colombia's Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Colombia’s Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Celebrating its  25th anniversary with a $2 million makeover, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia is offering special discounts  to guests. The silver anniversary offer includes a 25% (25, get it?)  discount on room rates,  as well as 25%  discount on hotel dining, not to mention a commemorative souvenir. It  is valid until 31st May 2006. […]

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Looking for quality in Montevideo?   Then look no further than the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel. As well as being home to Montevideo’s only luxury spa, the hotel offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and topnotch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. It is also conveniently  situated  in the […]

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

For such a small device, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is loaded with some great features. The system software is packaged with items such as a WWW browser, an e-mail manager and a news reader. It is truly portable and can be used with broadband access over Wi-Fi.  It also comes with a  built-in media […]

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah, an international luxury hospitality group headquartered in Dubai, recently acquired its first US property, taking over the renowned Essex House in NYC; it is now the Jumeirah Essex House. Originally built in  1931,  the building  is a well-known historic landmark, recognised throughout the world as a model of graceful elegance and art-deco sophistication. Conveniently […]

Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, China

Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, China

Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific has announced the development of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, to be located in the Hedong District of Tianjin, one of  China`s largest industrial cities located approximately 90 minutes south-east of Beijing. Due to open in July 2007, the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin will be designed to cater especially for business […]

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has recognized the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers as the Best Hotel for the Sheraton Brand 2005 in the Asia-Pacific region.  This is the second consecutive year the Sheraton Saigon has won the award from the Starwood chain, which manages the five-star hotel overlooking the Saigon River in downtown […]