In a revolutionary new pilot program, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills now offers a luxury eight-passenger Mercedes van equipped with two plasma screens, electrical outlets and unlimited Wi-Fi, allowing groups to conduct meetings on the go.
Guests en route to Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo can now connect live with Four Seasons staff to check in from Skype, book restaurant and spa reservations and order room service before arriving at their destination.
Initially developed for groups conducting road shows around the city, the van is proving popular with business travelers as well. You can plan a meeting with your team or perfect a presentation on the go, without worrying for wasting any time.
At Four Seasons Hotel Doha, an iPad app connects guests to a live concierge via Bluetooth speakerphone technology with the touch of a button. At Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, wildlife tour guides use an iPad to show maps and migration pictures, plus take pictures guests can take home as souvenirs. At Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles and the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto opening in October, iPads are also available in every room, offering a streamlined approach to accessing hotel services. Guests can also use a provided login on their own devices to access hotel services.
7 Miracles of Thailand
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will officially unveil the “Miracle Year of Amazing Thailand” initiative, a mega-campaign to celebrate the birthdays of members of the Thai Royal Family by highlighting the many aspects of the Kingdom that make it such an appealing destination for foreign visitors.
The event, which will be launched by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, will take place at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani Hall 2. It features the “7 Miracles of Thailand” Exhibition and is open to the public between 29 March 2012 and 1 April 2012, from 10:00 to 21:00 hrs daily. Admission is free.
The “7 Miracles of Thailand” Exhibition is part of the “Miracle Year of Amazing Thailand 2012” campaign. The exhibition showcases Royal Projects, Thai cultural events, traditional celebrations, popular regional tourist destinations, world-renowned Thai cuisine, Muay Thai, and the art and science of Thai massage, under seven exhibition themes:
i) The Miracle of the Thai Monarchy;
ii) The Miracle of Thainess;
iii) The Miracle of Thai Heritage;
iv) The Miracle of Arts, Culture, and Traditions;
v) The Miracle of Nature;
vi) The Miracle of Health and Wellness, and
vii) The Miracle of Thai Cuisine.
More Travels Abroad for Americans this Summer
Bora Bora, located in the Islands of Tahiti, was recently ranked the “#1 Island in the World” by venerable news magazine U.S. News & World Report.
The very definition of a tropical getaway, blissful Bora Bora abounds with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters, and friendly locals.
U.S. News & World Report prefaces the rankings by asking, “What is it about an island that immediately invokes a daydream? That feeling of seclusion, for sure, but also those sprawling beaches, those rolling waves, and those untouched pockets of wilderness. For an island to be considered one of the ‘best,’ it must have that je ne sais quoi—that magical spark. The islands listed here boast a little extra something that keeps travelers enchanted.”
Bora Bora, known as the “The Romantic Island,” is a tiny island – just 18 miles in circumference –encircled by a protective necklace of coral. Lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the indescribable turquoise, lapis and aquamarine of the sheltered lagoon.
Arriving by air is a unique experience, landing on the airstrip that was built by U.S. troops during World War II. The runway is on a motu (small islet), and visitors must travel by boat to reach the main island. It’s no surprise that most of the island’s activities center in and around Bora Bora’s spectacular lagoon.
But the catch is that Bora Bora is expensive—very expensive. To sum up, visit Bora Bora for natural beauty and for complete relaxation and visit if you do have the money.