NEATO BOTVAC D7 CONNECTED
Hailed by reviewers as the top robot vacuum on the market, the Botvac Connected makes keeping your home clean a cinch. Program the robot with the sleek Neato app or use the remote control if you’re in the house. LIDAR technology makes it great at mapping the cleaning area, and powerful cleaning capabilities mean the Botvac Connected can even handle tough assignments such as clumps of dog hair. It’s an all-around package that might well be the best around. $799.99.
SONY VPLHW45ES HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
A home projector will transform your media experience, and the Sony VPLHW45ES is one of the best overall choices. It can handle 1080p and 3D content, boasts great brightness and contrast, and the built-in fan is super-quiet. Invest in this premium projector and you’ll soon be able to put on great movie nights or invite friends over to watch the game on a better screen than at your local bar. A three-year warranty shows how confident Sony is in its product, too. $1,999.99.
BOWERS & WILKINS PX NOISE-CANCELLING WIRELESS HEADPHONES
The legendary British hi-fi brand Bowers & Wilkins turns its hand to headphones with the impressive PX model. Audio quality is as amazing as you would expect, and the craftsmanship is top-notch. USB-C charging and 20-hour battery life make for great functionality, as do nifty features such as automatically pausing content when you take the headphones off. Choose the more muted gray colorway or stand out from the crowd with the blue and gold option. $399.99.
MOLESKINE PEN + ELLIPSE
Take your analog notes into the digital realm with the Pen + Ellipse from Moleskine. The smart pen combines with the Moleskine Notes app and the Paper Tablet to allow you to write by hand while the tech combines your diary entries with the calendar app of your choice. It also digitalizes your sketches and notes, plus it works even when you don’t have an internet connection. Perfect for planning and plotting on long flights. You’ll have to buy the $30 Paper Tablet separately, but the system enjoys a great reception. $179.
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.
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.
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 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.