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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition July - August 2018

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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MARK GRAHAM Writer Mark Graham says visitors to Beijing are always overwhelmed by the sheer size and scale of the Chinese capital, and amazed by its ultra-modern veneer of skyscrapers and freeways. Graham’s four-hour itinerary mixes ancient and modern and includes a personal favourite, Ritan Park, where he has spent many hours training for 10K and half-marathon races and, most recently, a race along and beside the Great Wall itself; page 44 JANICE LEUNG HAYES Janice Leung Hayes is a Hong Kong-based food and travel writer, multimedia journalist and entrepreneur in the spheres of sustainable agriculture and media. Her work can be found in publications such as the South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Hong Kong Tatler. In this issue, she delves into the start-up world to predict…

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once lanson place, forever lanson place

Lanson Place, a subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties (HKSE 369), manages eleven properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Started in 1995, we've made our brand with a pioneering approach to personal service: at Lanson Place, residents are seen as family members – not just guests. “With most of our residents being expatriates, we hope to make them feel comfortable in a new environment by first making them feel at home,” says Paul Hugentobler, Group Director of Operations. Our staff enjoy going above and beyond to make your stay memorable - from throwing birthday parties to adapting to your daily schedule, with many long-lasting friendships emerging between residents and staff members all over the world. At Lanson Place we’re also taking care of your environment and social calendar: “We help our…

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como the treasury, perth

Rooms are designed by Kerry Hill to create a sense of serenity and a home away from home BACKGROUND In the centre of Perth (Western Australia), at the point from which all distances in Perth are measured, the Como Hotel is part of a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the 19th-century State Buildings by Perth property developer Adrian Fini of FJM Property. The buildings formerly served as a post office, land titles office and treasury. After lying empty for 20 years, the restoration has created the hotel behind the grand Victorian-era façade as well as several restaurants, bars and high-end shops set around an arcade. Como Hotels is a small group of luxury five-star properties, including The Metropolitan hotels in London, Miami and Bangkok. WHERE IS IT? On the corner of St Georges Terrace…

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travel essentials

This three-day itinerary uses India’s fast, comfortable daily Shatabdi Express trains, with an 0600 departure from New Delhi reaching Gwalior at 0928. The return leg departs Jhansi (near Orchha) at 1840 arriving New Delhi at 2330. A return fare in an executive seat costs Rs2,915 (US$44). Tickets can be bought online through irctc.co.in By far the most stress-free way to take the trip is via a company such as Delhi-based Bridging Journeys (bridgingjourneys.com), which can arrange tailored tours. A three-day/two-night excursion from Delhi with trains and car with driver for two days, staying in the hotels below, costs Rs47,875 (US$718) single occupancy or Rs28,750 (US$432) per person double occupancy and includes breakfast and entrance fees. In Gwalior, the Taj Usha Kiran Palace (tajhotels.com) offers deluxe double rooms from Rs7,375 (US$111) including breakfast.…

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beating heart of kuala lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre is buzzing with activity – the Golden Triangle packs a blur of corporate HQs and office towers, high-end retail and entertainment opportunities, and of course the iconic Petronas Towers. Now, a new 65-storey architectural masterpiece has claimed its space in the heart of the Malaysian capital. Housed in this soaring glass tower – the second tallest in the country – is the soon-to-open Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, a luxurious, modern oasis for travellers to the city. The location is unbeatable: right in the heart of the CBD with easy access to important corporate addresses such as the nearby KLCC park and convention centre. Boasting 209 guest rooms, 27 serviced apartments and 242 private residences – this is the company’s largest-ever residential offering. The stunning façade foreshadows what guests can expect in…

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making a house a home

think it’s fair to assume we’ve all come I across the phrase “home away from home” during our travels, with serviced apartments being particularly guilty of overuse… But while this marketing slogan may not have changed in two decades or more, the concept itself, at least, is getting a total overhaul. Typically, a “home environment” has come in the form of a smart, residential-style apartment with DIY facilities, often bolstered with hotel-style services (house cleaning, 24-hour reception, etc). The idea is that guests can relax in a cosy living room, rustle up some dinner in the kitchen or put on a load of laundry, just as they would at home. However, with all trends pointing towards greater personalisation, serviced apartments are starting to move beyond the perfect “show home” and push the…