NAIM AUDIO MU-SO
An all-in-one wireless audio system that boasts sound quality as good as its aesthetics, the Mu-so is made for music lovers. Functionality matches this quality, too, with WiFi connectivity over multiple rooms as well as Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay and Blue- tooth connectivity. Choose your playlist using the accompanying Naim app, then sit back and let the music wash over you. $1,599.
Running out of battery is more of a worry when you are on the road, but Mophie provides the solution. This AC universal battery pack proves powerful enough to charge your laptop as well as your phone, with three ports in total: a plug, a USB-C and a USB. It boasts fast-charging capabilities, too, perfect for when you need a quick boost. A 22,000 mAh capacity means you can get up to 15 hours of battery life for a laptop, and the battery pack ships with a fabric cover to protect your devices from scratches in transit. $199.95.
SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX100 VI DIGITAL CAMERA
Most people don’t need a digital SLR camera, especially not when this pocket-sized Sony is so impressive. It might fit in your jacket pocket, but the RX- 100 can shoot 4K video and images to rival the best cameras out there. It features a one-inch sensor, wide 24-200mm zoom and fast autofocus, as well as a great image stabilization system to help you get great shots in low light. It’s a top purchase if you are looking to upgrade your camera gear without committing to a bulky DSLR. $1,199.99.
LOGITECH MX VERTICAL ADVANCED
Anyone who uses a computer regularly — and let’s face it, that’s the majority of people — will appreciate a well-designed mouse. This effort from Logitech is made to reduce muscle strain thanks to its natural handshake position, which improves wrist posture. It’s compatible with both PC and Mac, and the battery lasts months between charges. If hand and wrist fatigue concerns you, this smart-looking device offers one way to protect yourself. $99.99.
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.
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.
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.
MMGY Travel Intelligence released findings from its 2021 fall edition of its Portrait of American Travelers survey. It revealed the vast majority of vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are planning trips in the months ahead, but the types of trips are different.
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.
Airbnb.org is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in moments of crisis, sheltering those displaced by natural disasters, offering frontline workers a place to stay at the height of the pandemic and, now, helping Afghan refugees.
Italian hospitality brand AG Group announced an international collaboration with Hyatt Hotels. AG Group’s IL Tornabuoni, slated to open in Florence in October 2021, will be part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The Tribune in Rome will become part of JdV by Hyatt in October 2021.
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.
Hotel diversity isn’t where it could be, but it’s a work in progress. Fueled with new energy that emerged from the racial reckoning of 2020, there’s more of a sense of urgency ... and with good reason. There’s plenty to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion in the hotel industry.