<p>Think the ultimate wine-tasting room is a musty, dank, candlelit cave piled high with oak barrels, where aged nectars of fine grapes are sipped from pure crystal?</p><p>Might be if you’re lucky enough to have access to the great wineries of France or California’s Napa Valley.</p><p>But in New York City, the place to taste one or… Continue Reading Big Apple wine bar is a high-tech, serve-yourself, socializing wonder
A year ago, Jeanne Branthover wouldn’t think twice about flying business class “almost anywhere.” Now, the New York office-managing director of Boyden, the global executive search firm, asks her assistant to scour Web sites and other sources for the best possible airline and hotel deals. The worldwide financial and economic plunge, she said, “have made… Continue Reading Global headhunter now searches for best travel bargainsContinue reading …
Shocking but true. Not every business traveler flies in the front of the plane or on the new crop of small, super-luxury, all-business-class jets that promise acres of legroom and cabin service fit for a sheik. Nor does every CEO have a private corporate jet.
But it would seem that way based on recent press coverage of these luxury hotels with wings. Continue Reading Economy class on flights can be a tolerable value
Scoundrel, sportsman, steel mill laborer, shrewd 19th century speculator.
Just a few of the items on the curriculum vitae of E.R. Bradley, whose name adorns the hottest saloon in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Other career skills: gold miner, gambler, cowboy, thoroughbred horse breeder and owner of four Kentucky Derby winners. Continue Reading Scoundrel, business baron’s spirit thrives in West Palm Beach
It was a dark and stormy Tuesday night, but the Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel was packed with business travelers and only had one room left — a single bed for $349 a night.
No midweek specials? Continue Reading You’ll have to dig deeper for hotel rooms this year
Mario Moussa roams the nation 30 percent to 50 percent of his time, advising corporate behemoths like Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Oracle about how to get their way without stomping on their competition. Continue Reading Who knew you could accomplish so much with a woo?Continue reading …
In a sizzling New York or Los Angeles bar, this would be a private VIP room, but Sir Rocco and Pilcher don’t fawn over self-anointed elitists. Continue Reading Bebel bar is one inviting saloon with a historic viewContinue reading …
But I didn’t feel like springing $7.50 for a glass of the junk chardonnay. So I went down to the front desk and said, rather loudly, there “has to be an available phone cord somewhere in this Admiral’s Club so I can get online and e-mail documents to people who are waiting for them.” Continue Reading Looking for refuge in a VIP airport club can be priceyContinue reading …
MUMBAI, India — The butler did it. He saved me from getting completely lost in this chaotic, exciting city, saved me a half-hour of high-powered haggling and saved me at least $40 in rupees.
The convenience is worth 10 times that. Continue Reading A butler’s the ultimate perk for the harried traveler
Transplanted Los Angeles “Valley Boy” Skip Nessel claims he designed Elixir, his martini bar and restaurant in Jackson, Miss., “to feel like I was at very cool cocktail party with all my friends.”
He apparently has many pals, and Elixir makes new ones daily thanks to head bartender Cody Allen’s photographic memory. Continue Reading Ex-L.A. ‘Valley Boy’ creates stylish saloon in Mississippi