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Lobby Bar – November 16: Sound Sleep, Upgrades in the Mile-High Club, Counterfeiters, and New Years Resolutions

Lobby Bar – November 16: Sound Sleep, Upgrades in the Mile-High Club, Counterfeiters, and New Years Resolutions

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Forgot your Ambien? Fear not. Jonathan Spira has some other suggestions for how to actually sleep on your next flight.
Eye of the Storm. Dan Collins found it. Find out why the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead added years to his life despite being in the middle of Atlanta’s busiest financial and commercial center.
All Grown Up. And the pick of the …

Survey: What Are Your Travel Plans for 2013?

Survey: What Are Your Travel Plans for 2013?

With the end of 2012 approaching, business travelers are gearing up for another year of life on the road.
To paint a picture of what business travel will look like in 2013, Frequent Business Traveler has joined forces with FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, to conduct this survey.
To participate, simply scroll down and answer a few short questions about your business travel plans for 2013.
After taking the poll, which …

Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia – Hotel Review

Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia – Hotel Review

Buckhead, Atlanta’s uptown neighborhood, lies just north of Midtown and I-85, but still “Inside the Perimeter”, as Atlantans call Atlanta proper, which for the most part is defined by the I-285 ring road that runs around it. Buckhead has a skyline of its own and is home to much of Atlanta’s financial district, and for the last 29 years, the Ritz-Carlton has been close to the center of it all.
When I arrived …

Atlanta’s Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Renovates Meeting Spaces

Atlanta’s Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Renovates Meeting Spaces

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead  in Atlanta, Georgia, reviewed in the current issue of Frequent Business Traveler,  announced it has completely renovated the 24,000 square feet of meeting and function space on the first and second floors of the hotel.
Throughout the renovated space, the property offers boardrooms, ballrooms, ample pre-function space as well as the Gallery, a 3,000-square-foot meeting space that has a wall of 20-foot-tall windows that can be covered on …

Lobby Bar – November 9: Red Wine or White, Blue VW Logos, Green Grapes, and a Castle

Lobby Bar – November 9: Red Wine or White, Blue VW Logos, Green Grapes, and a Castle

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Forget Romney versus Obama. Athena versus Sandy is on, but we still have no idea why we’re naming Nor’easters all of a sudden.

Identity Crisis. The leading diesel automaker in the U.S. unveiled a hybrid. Find out if it’s better than a Prius.
Castle or Vineyard? Jonathan Spira checks into Schloß Reinhartshausen, where you can grow your own wine …

Lobby Bar – November 2: Getting the Sandy Out, Lost in Space, and Holding Up Traffic

Lobby Bar – November 2: Getting the Sandy Out, Lost in Space, and Holding Up Traffic

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Thought November only meant holiday travel misery? Think again. Jesse Sokolow shares some great travel trivia in November’s Great Moments in Travel History.
Seasonal depression got you down? It’s a lot lighter in Central America. Henry Feintuch checks out the Trump Ocean Club in Panama City, Panama.
The Apples stayed out in the sun a little too long. …

After Sandy, More Disruptions than Recovery

After Sandy, More Disruptions than Recovery

Airports Reopen, New York in Gridlock, Millions Without Power
New York is beginning to regain traction after taking a heavy hit from Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall just south of the city on Monday, with all three area airports, including La Guardia, which had been particularly badly flooded, reopening on Wednesday. However, measures are in place to maintain order while the recovery continues.
Parts of New York and New Jersey are still …