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Business Traveller April 2019

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, financial and buying property. 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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English
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Panacea Publishing International Limited
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welcome

Welcome to our April issue – one which, though it has a lovely abstract picture of Los Angeles on the cover and many interesting destination features, seems at the last moment to have become obsessed with business class seating. The long-awaited news that British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat – called Club Suite because of its sliding doors – will be of great interest to many readers, and you can read a little more on page 12 and a lot more online at businesstraveller.com. We also thought it worthwhile to round up the existing business class seats widely available on long haul. I hope you find it useful. Please let us know what we missed. I am aware, however, that just because we are travelling on business, it…

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contributors

PAUL J DEVRIES Paul has been following the latest developments in the hotel industry for the past decade, and was previously contributing editor at HotelChatter. Based in London, he has covered hotel news for Business Traveller in cities around the world including Amsterdam, Paris and New York. This month he assesses the scene in Los Angeles, where there are exciting new openings aplenty; see page 24. NAT BARNES Motoring editor for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, Nat has been driving and writing about cars for more than 25 years. Although his usual choice of vehicle would have a powerful petrol engine, we sent him to investigate the condition of the electric car market, both today and for the future. To see how progress is accelerating, turn to page 58. ROSE DYKINS Rose is a…

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business traveller

Managing director Julian Gregory Group publisher Rania Apthorpe EDITORIAL Editorial director Tom Otley Managing editor Michelle Harbi Deputy chief sub/staff writer Becky Ambury Art director Annie Harris Consumer editor Alex McWhirter Editorial assistant Hannah Brandler Online editor Mark Caswell Online editorial assistant Jenni Reid Contributors Nat Barnes, Dominic Bliss, Craig Bright, Paul J DeVries, Rose Dykins, Rob Goss, Amar Grover, Chris Hall, Sarah Hallam, Persolaise, Derek Picot ADVERTISING Head of sales Chris Davies Head of luxury and lifestyle Edith Collins Creative solutions sales manager Andy Gibson ADMINISTRATION Circulation and production manager Jamie Halling Head of events Emma Gordon Marketing executive Kirsty Clark…

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new business class seat from ba

THE MUCH-AWAITED ANNOUNCEMENT of the new British Airways business class seat was made as we went to press. In place of the current seating layout of 2-4-2, the updated configuration is 1-2-1. The design, called Club Suite by the airline, is intended to not only address complaints about the current seat, but also be a step above the competition. So as well as direct aisle access, a good-sized table, gate-to-gate in-flight entertainment (because the screen is integrated into the seat in front) and lots more storage (including space to store items under the ottoman for take-off and landing), it also has a privacy door – hence the name Club Suite. It will start flying in August. Check out the competition on pages 48-52.…

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business seat update

AS WELL AS BRITISH AIRWAYS’ long-awaited new business seat, a series of airlines have announced first and business class updates. From October, Air Europa will fit 15 Dreamliners with new business class cabins with fully-flat, leather-upholstered seats by manufacturer Jamco in a 1-2-1 configuration. Brussels Airlines is rolling out new cabins from now until 2022 as it renews its A330 fleet. The cabins will contain a Belgian Art Nouveau-inspired business class with 1-2-1 fully-flat seats by Thompson Aero. Swiss is giving all five of its A340 aircraft an overhaul with new seats installed across first, business and economy class by summer 2019, aiming to bring them up to the standard of its B777s. From this year, Alaska Airlines will retrofit first class on its narrow-body aircraft with a new seat by German…

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4 new hotels in istanbul

RADISSON BLU HOTEL, VADISTANBUL This contemporary “bleisure” hotel opened in February in the emerging business district of Vadistanbul. The Radisson Blu has 193 rooms and suites along with a 2,330 sqm spa, a gym and an all-day dining restaurant. radissonblu.com YOTEL, ISTANBUL AIRPORT The short-stay hotel is due to open in two areas of the delayed new Istanbul airport this month. Yotel has self check-in kiosks, 174 airside rooms and 227 landside rooms. Rooms feature mood lighting, smart TVs, charging ports and adjustable smart beds. yotel.com BARCELO Barcelo launched in November in the bohemian area of Beyoglu, next to Taksim Square. The 270-room hotel features a large wellness centre, which includes two Turkish hammams and a rooftop gym, and various meeting facilities. Guests can dine at Barcelo’s two restaurants and enjoy drinks at the B…

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