Check out this outdoor wireless speaker! It packs a real audio punch and also offers four drink holders so you’ll always have somewhere to rest your beer. Its splash-proof construction and rubber seals mean you don’t have to worry about spills, and there is a builtin USB charger for your phone. Thanks to 13 hours of battery life, you’ll be able to keep the party going all night, too. $250.
LENOVO THINKPAD X1 YOGA
The fourth generation of this great laptop was recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show. Its super-slim bezels and fully aluminum chassis earned a rapturous reception from attendees, and it only weighs three pounds to boot. With a four-speaker sound system and a premium finish, this laptop is a great Windows machine for a wide range of needs. $1,930.
OVIS BY FORWARDX
A smart suitcase capable of following you around on its own, the Ovis sounds like something from science fiction. From the outside it looks like a standard hard-shell case, but the Ovis includes artificial intelligence that allows it to “see” where it’s going. Simply walk along and it will follow you, even in crowded areas. It’s TSA-approved, and the 34-liter capacity makes it the perfect carry-on bag for short trips. It might take some getting used to at first, but soon enough we might all have robot suitcases following us around. $799.
LOGITECH HARMONY ELITE
This universal control supports more than 270,000 devices, meaning you can get rid of your other controls. It even comes with a free app that can turn your phone into a remote control, so you’ll never have to worry about losing it down the back of the couch. If you’ve got Amazon Echo or another smart speaker, you can also control it with your voice. $349.99.
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.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
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.
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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.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
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.