Looking for dazzling design with your technology? This PC may be right up your aesthetic alley. Tough yet beautiful, the HP Envy 14 Spectre uses lightweight, scratch-resistant glass on the lid, display, palm rest and HP ImagePad — an industry first. The 14-inch highdefinition HP Radiance Display offers better brightness and wider viewing angles than traditional notebooks. An HP Radiance Backlit keyboard works with an advanced proximity sensor to sense your presence, lighting up when you approach and dimming after you leave. Blazingly fast, it’s powered by the latest Intel Core processors, weighs less than 4 pounds and includes up to 256GB of storage. There’s even a concierge technical support phone line dedicated to HP Envy users. Starts at $1,399.99.
The tedium of submitting business expenses can drive even the most seasoned traveler to distraction, but this innovative system couldn’t be easier. Download the software, take a photo of your receipt with your smartphone, hit “submit,” and ABUKAI Expenses automatically creates your expense reports, entering cost categorization, date, vendor and other information and automatically converting currency. The report gets sent via email to your preferred email address along with PDF receipt images. $39/year.
Now you can place your phone on your wrist in an easily accessible and navigable interface. Compatible with all Android phones including the Sony Xperia S and Xperia ion, this micro display lets you wirelessly access calls, messages and applications with just a tap, touch or swipe. Just 8mm thin and available with a wristband or clip, SmartWatch lets you see who wants to reach you when it isn’t practical to, well, hold the phone. With access to Android Market, you can customize your SmartWatch with stock updates, breaking news or weather — all on your wrist. $150.
From the powerhouse of the portable power industry comes a 14-ounce portable recharger paired with a 13.5-watt solar panel that supplies direct-to-laptop charging and 50 watt-hours of power storage. In addition to the “Power Port,” there are DC and AC (with inverter) outputs plus upgraded USB ports that output 1A of power — enough for two extra hours of entertainment on a tablet. The Sherpa 50 charges fully via solar panel in five to 10 hours or within two to three hours via wall outlet and delivers 10 hours of activity on a smartphone, 25 hours of music on an iPod or an extra hour of life on a dying laptop. Available in June. $249.99.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.