These completely wireless, noise-cancel- ling headphones have taken the world by storm since their release, thanks to top build quality and great features. Adjust the noise-cancelling level by tapping the left earbud, and use the right to control phone calls and audio playback. Fine- tune the experience using the accompanying Sony app, and enjoy up to six hours of playback with noise-cancelling switched on. A sound enhancement engine improves the quality of compressed content, and the only real drawback is a lack of water-resistance, which means you can’t wear them in the rain or during workouts. $230.
If you struggle to get going during the dark winter months, a wake-up light like the WL90 might be the solution. It mimics sunlight to help you wake up naturally and feel more refreshed, producing increasingly bright light in the run-up to your alarm going off. It also simulates daylight, which can help improve the effects of seasonal affective disorder. The WL90 doubles as a reading lamp and music player and provides a USB port to charge your smartphone. Set up your favored configuration using the Beurer LightUp app to make sure you wake up feeling rested. $150.
SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD
It may have been delayed due to screen issues, but Samsung’s foldable smartphone now means you can enjoy a 7.3- inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that doubles over on itself to fit right into your pocket. In the folded position you can use the 4.6-inch cover display, which it- self is larger than the screen on the iPhone SE. It also boasts six cameras, 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage in what looks like an impressive pack- age. As powerful as the Galaxy Fold may be, the price tag will make some potential buyers think twice. $1,980.
DELL LATITUDE 7400 2-IN-1
Business travelers place unique demands on their laptops, and Dell came up with a machine that meets all of them with ease. An Intel Whiskey Lake processor and 16GB of RAM provide the power, while a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen adds finesse. As a 2-in-1 system, the 7400 is slightly thicker than a pure laptop, but it’s still sleek. That’s something of a feat given the massive 78Wh battery that powers the whole thing for up to 18 hours, plus the look is a bit classier than your standard business laptop. $2,800.
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.
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.
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.
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.