5 Stories to Read This Weekend: May 30, 2014
[Editor’s note: With this issue, Frequent Business Traveler is inaugurating a new feature that presents a look at the most significant news items and features that will give you a quick overview of what you may have missed during the week.]
1.) Paul Riegeler reviews KLM’s World Business Class on a long-haul flight from Amsterdam to New York on KLM. From the champagne to the amenity kits and complimentary collectible Delft miniature houses, the flight is efficient, comfortable, and typically Dutch.
2.) Jonathan Spira writes about the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The beautiful mountainside location and the elegantly dressed multi-lingual staff are just two of the factors that all contribute to an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, enticing food, and comfortable accommodations in an unparalleled setting.
3.) Daniel Berg presents a comprehensive guide to the German capital for the executive road warrior. Here’s a look at the most iconic sights and best entertainment in Berlin as well as at the more offbeat, bohemian elements that make the city such a vibrant European metropolis.
4.) Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Center announced that authorities have been searching the wrong area of the Indian Ocean for the final resting place of Malaysian Flight 370, which disappeared without a trace in March. Authorities initially believed that pings in the area were coming from the flight’s black box, but have concluded that they are unrelated to the aircraft.
5.) Google announced plans to develop and market an autonomous electric vehicle. The initial design of the driverless car resembles a 1950s Isetta, and will have sensors that monitor conditions in all directions and will be able to reach 25 mph (40 km/h).
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