When travelling for business, speed and comfort are of the essence. Here are the latest developments.
BA has unveiled its new business-class seat – Club Suite – which will arrive on the first of its A350 aircraft in July.
The suite offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy, and luxurious flatbed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.
You’ll also find 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror. Plus there’s WiFi, 18.5inch in-flight entertainment screens, high-definition gate-to-gate programming and PC/USB power.
The aircraft’s reduced noise levels, high ceilings and ambient lighting are designed to create a sense of wellbeing.
Moreover, there are environmental benefits, as the 25 per cent lower fuel burn of the A350 significantly reduces CO2 emissions.
Boost your brain
Enhance your professional performance with a new braining treatment at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain.
Aimed at high-net-worth travellers and executives, the Brain Photobiomodulation is a pioneering, painless, non-invasive therapy.
It uses NASA and Harvard University technology to stimulate the brain’s cellular recovery to combat anxiety and boost energy.
SHA, set in the shadow of the Sierra Helada mountains in Alicante, is considered to be one of the best medical spas in Europe.
From €400 per session; shawellnessclinic.com
Carbon neutral plane
Alpine Grand Dame Badrutt’s Palace has launched its own branded plane, offering direct flights to Saint Moritz from London.
The 30-seater Dornier 328 jet – a carbon neutral aircraft – runs on selected dates from London’s Biggin Hill Airport.
In-flight catering for the one-hour and 45-minute flight is provided by the Palace’s chef partner, Jason Atherton.
Flights start from CHF 1,600 return/CHF 890 one-way including transfers.
Hassle free flights
Avoid the stress of check-in, customs, immigration and security with Signature Elite Class.
The service offers an on-the-ground experience you would get if flying by private jet.
When you arrive at the private terminal, you are shown to a lounge where you can relax. Meanwhile, the team complete the ticketing process.
When your flight is ready, you are escorted through security and screening then whisked off to your aircraft.
A similar service awaits you on arrival.
There are also VIP business card and gift card options.
Great Hotels of the World, an exclusive worldwide portfolio of independent hotels, has added six new hotels to its portfolio.
They are all in upcoming and emerging destinations.
These include Hotel Don Giovanni in Prague – with 20-room conference facilities for up to 1,000 delegates.
There is also Museum Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Vilnius Grand Resort in Lithuania.
“Our strategy has been to offer new upcoming, attractive and sustainable destinations,” said CEO Pedro Colaco.