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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition December 2016

The leading magazine for the corporate traveller. We aim to save you money and make your travelling life easier. Each edition has the latest news from airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies, reviews of the latest gadgets, technology and accessories and destinations pieces - where to stay, what to eat, what to see, and how to behave, all delivered by our own writers and journalists around the world. In addition, loyalty programs are examined, deals and promotions collected and feature stories cover a wide range of issues such as health, security, technology, golf, automotive and finance. With editorial staff based in our offices around the globe we are uniquely placed to ensure that our different editions reflect the needs of our readers locally.

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4 min
data mine

CHINA Rosewood Beijing has a Linger Longer in Winter promotion running from December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017. The festive package is priced from RMB1,800 (US$265) and includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe room, access to the Manor Club, 24-hour check-in and checkout, personal butler service and signature culinary presentations at a live cooking station throughout the day. The hotel also has a New Year’s Eve Celebration package consisting of accommodation in a Premium room, dinner for two with Louis Roederer Champagne at Bistrot B, breakfast for two either in-room or at Bistrot B, plus two signature cocktails or drinks per person at MEI. Rates start from RMB4,388 (US$646). rosewoodhotels.com HONG KONG Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui has a Hyatt Business Plan Package, which includes internet access, 15 per…

7 min
boom town

FIRST IMPRESSIONS The drive into Chengdu from busy Shuangliu International Airport seems to follow the usual pattern found in modern Chinese cities, along a wide, well-built expressway lined with car dealers ranging from Mazda and Honda to Mercedes, Maserati and Bentley. The city skyline appears up ahead, a typical forest of soaring towers… but then we turn north towards an even larger urban sprawl and I realise that that was merely part of the Tianfu New Area that has grown so fast in the last few years. This planned 1,578 sq km city – under Chengdu’s jurisdiction – will comprise seven zones focusing on manufacturing, high-tech, innovation and R&D industries, as well as scenic water and mountain areas to make it appealing as a liveable new urban centre. A city with more…

3 min
lifestyle news

EXPERIENCE In favour of floating TACKLE stress and jet lag in one go at Float On, a sensory deprivation experience located in Hong Kong’s Mid Levels. Serenity seekers climb into specially designed “Dream-Pods” for 45- to 90-minute sessions of mental and physical relaxation. The futuristic pods are filled with body-temperature water, infused with 500kg of Epsom salt and magnesium. The zero gravity-like environment is combined with total darkness and silence to achieve a dream-like state that offers a range of healing benefits. Prices start from HK$530 (US$68). floatonhk.com Freeze the ageing process POLARIS, Hong Kong’s first cryotherapy centre, has launched in Causeway Bay. For whole-body cryotherapy treatments, nitrogen gas is pumped into a cryo sauna to reach temperatures of -120 degrees. Participants endure the extreme cold for up to three minutes, triggering anti-ageing, pain…

7 min
never get lost again

When was the last time you got lost? Throughout my years of travel, I have spent hours struggling to find my way out of Shinjuku station in Tokyo, been unintentionally driven into the desert by a non-English speaking taxi driver in Marrakech, pounded endless dark roads in Beijing in search of my hotel, and almost been robbed by street kids in Paris when wandering into the wrong arrondissement. Research from O2 Travel has suggested UK tourists spend an average of 22 million hours lost abroad each year. And it’s not just holidaymakers – even well-organised, smartphone-wielding business travellers have this problem.You might not have an internet connection to check your whereabouts; your driver can’t read the address you have given him; you can’t decipher the street signs – if they exist…

4 min
hong kong

1 ROSARY CHURCH Our first stop is the oldest Catholic church in Kowloon, built over a century ago to accommodate an influx of expatriate Roman Catholics. Hong Kong became a British colony after the First Opium War in 1842, and increasing numbers of merchants and missionaries arrived following the cession of the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 by the Qing emperor. During the Boxer Uprising in 1900, several regiments of the British army were also stationed in Kowloon. To serve the needs of the Catholic military and lay people, a small chapel was built on the site in 1901 for around 800 worshippers. But by 1903, it was clear that the site was too small. A timely donation from Portuguese Catholic Dr Anthony Gomes allowed for the construction of the Our Lady of Pompeii,…

2 min
time to splurge

1 Treat the tech-lover in your life to the latest LG Gram 15 laptop model. This ultra-slim personal computer boasts a large 15.6-inch screen but weighs less than a kilo – perfect for someone constantly on the go. HK$14,980 (US$1,931). lg.com/hk_en 2 For those who enjoy exotic libations, The King’s Ginger gift set is a royally good choice. This special kit comes with a leather hip flask, a brace of two extendable cups and a bottle of The King’s Ginger – a rich and zesty liqueur specially formulated by Berry Bros in 1903 for King Edward VII. Promotion price HK$499 (US$64). bbr.com 3 Luxury watchmaker Panerai has taken inspiration from its own 1930s heritage to create two special-edition models. The new Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio timepieces offer vintage details including a 12-sided…