HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook
HP’s brand-new touch-screen notebook provides affordable performance in a thin and light package. It boasts a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display, up to one terabyte of storage, Dolby Advanced Audio, a removable battery and a numeric keyboard for increased productivity. It also includes HP TrueVision HD webcams and HP MyRoom for video calling and sharing photos in a private virtual room, along with other exclusive HP innovations such as HP CoolSense, which adjusts cooling levels, and HP ProtectSmart to prevent file loss in case of a bump. HP Connected Photo, powered by Snapfish, and HP Connected Music, powered by Meridian, allow seamless access to photos and music. Starting at $649.99.
HP Pocket Playlist
A truly groovy innovation in portable media storage and entertainment, the Pocket Playlist streams movies, music, TV shows and photos to up to five mobile devices at the same time, with no Internet connection required while streaming and no need for a data plan. It acts like a home DVR but is smaller and lighter than a smartphone and comes with a one-month subscription to PlayLater, a new DVR app for prerecording videos from more than 50 online websites for playback later. The device holds up to 16 full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos and plays to most WiFi-enabled Android, Windows and iOS mobile devices. $129.
Trakdot Luggage Locator System
This ultra-light, palm-sized tracker delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. If your bag doesn’t reach your destination, you’ll at least know where it ends up. Once the device is registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a checked bag, it delivers location information to your mobile phone or SMS device anywhere in the world via text or email. You can also track your luggage on Trakdot.com or use the free Trakdot Luggage app. An additional app lets you know when your bag is approaching on the carousel. Each device can link to multiple phones, and each phone can track multiple devices. $49.99 plus $8.99 activation fee and $12.99 annual service fee.
iBattz BattStation Tough Pro 12000
The latest introduction from power solution powerhouse iBattz offers 12000 mAH of portable power, allowing you to charge and power two USB devices simultaneously. It can charge an iPhone up to eight times or fully charge the new iPad with retina display. The ultra-rugged silicone shell is drop- and water-resistant, designed to weather the wear and tear of travel, the outdoors and emergency use. So whether you’re on a long plane ride, overnight in the great outdoors or in the midst of an electrical outage, you’ll be powered up and ready to go. $49.90.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua recently announced the final phase of a $100 million resort-wide transformation, set to be unveiled by the end of 2022. Located across 54 acres of pristine, wide-open space overlooking Honokahua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a sanctuary for guests seeking a luxurious escape.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Banyan Tree Group recently announced its first-ever expansion into Japan with five new properties across four concepts. The hospitality group’s partnership with Wealth Management Group saw Dhawa Yura and Garrya Nijo Castle launch in June, with two more properties slated to open now through 2026. Another partnership with Terraform Capital sees plans to build Cassia, a property in the ski resort of Niseko.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000-acre estate of historic and charming properties, woodlands and lakes, invites visitors to its newly launched YOXMAN, a three-day, Michelin-starred dining experience. Four United Kingdom chefs come together to prepare an array of different cuisines throughout the weekend, and guests are treated to plenty of entertainment throughout the experience.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts adds to its growing collection with Rosewood Hotel Bauer, slated to open in Venice in 2025. Led by Venice-based architect Alberto Torsello and interior design group BAR Studio, the property will lie in the city’s historic San Marco district.