Introducing a private valet service that stores, cleans and ships your business attire. Create an account with the DUFL iOS app and receive your DUFL suitcase in the mail. Pack as usual (including toiletries) and schedule a pickup; your items are inventoried, professionally cleaned and stored in your personal closet, with all items viewable within the app, plus a list of personal items. Send all the items you like and select only those to be cleaned and sent to your next destination. When checking out, schedule a pickup and leave your suitcase at the hotel desk. Switch out your entire suitcase by scheduling a trip to your home, repacking and booking pickup. Only for travel within the United States. $99/roundtrip (including cleaning); $9.95/month storage.
Here’s a true conversation piece: the world’s first phone crafted from a single unit of Liquidmorphium, or Liquidmetal, an unbendable alloy stronger than titanium or steel, with peerless shock absorption and screen-breakage resistance. TRI’s Binnacle Ocean Master nano-coating technology provides an IPx8 waterproof rating and safe submersion in 30 feet of water. The phone features a side fingerprint sensor and magnetic charging and is just as sleek on the inside. Turing’s end-to-end authentication system creates a protected communications network entirely insulated from cyber threats and privacy intrusions, so users can exchange sensitive data with confidence. If your phone is lost or stolen, the data is rendered useless to anyone but you. Sold unlocked for use with any carrier. Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions. $610–810.
RAVPower RP-WD03 FileHub
This handy gizmo provides three useful tools in one: a travel router that turns any Ethernet jack you find into a WiFi hotspot; a 6,000mAH battery pack that keeps your devices humming along when you can’t juice them up elsewhere; and a file hub that lets you transfer files and wirelessly stream content (like music and movies) from a flash drive, hard drive or SD card to all your devices. At a sleek 5.4 ounces, it’s a must-have when you’re on the go. $59.99.
A Bluetooth-enabled motion-sensing device, SwingTIP is an effective, easy-to-use mobile golf swing analysis and training tool. It clips onto your golf club shaft and works with free mobile apps (iOS 7.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) to capture, record and analyze your swing, displaying 3D animation and video alongside key impact metrics and instructor-style analysis. Includes a wireless sensor, golf club shaft holster clip, fitting shims for smaller shafts and a free online account for tracking your performance and booking MobiCoach live remote lessons. $99.99.
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.
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.
The Rittenhouse has long stood out as one of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, centrally located in one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods. Needless to say, I knew I was in for an afternoon of luxurious pampering when I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 from my suburban home to the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. As I drove through the seemingly endless roadwork on the highway, I realized just how long it had been since I’d driven this once-familiar route into the city as a result of the pandemic. Of course I was eager for the relaxation and bliss that was in my future, but it was also a welcome feeling to head back into Philadelphia for a moment of normalcy.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Nice, France, with us.
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.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
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.
It’s not even 9a.m. in the sleepy fishing village of Rawai on Thailand’s famous Phuket Island, but already the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea swarm with local fishermen casting their lines and releasing their nets from the bows of rustic long-tail boats. The scents of lemongrass, incense and sweet pandan leaves season the air as the villagers slowly rise from their beachside bungalows to start their day. In just a few more hours, the fishermen will return with their catches, filling the stalls of the iconic Rawai Seafood Market with buckets of shellfish and displays of fresh filets. Visitors line up each afternoon for the catch of the day, selecting their fish with care before hauling their purchases across the well-worn road to the restaurants opposite the market to have the fish cooked for 100 Thai baht per kilo.