Lobby Bar – December 19: Macadamia Melancholy, Pac-Man tries Ravioli, XXXL Santa, and Oui Drive


The Lobby Bar – A Morally Ambiguous Summary of FBT News and Views
I could eat a…  With Winter Storm Jeremy just around the corner, Jesse Sokolow has some fine tips for dealing with holiday travel.  While you could try to travel ahead of time or take a train rather than a plane, why don’t you consider walking?  Nobody cancels roads, and while it might take a few weeks to reach …

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition


It’s the height of the holiday season, and finding the perfect gift for the diamond guest in your life can present a challenge.
Help, however, is here in the form of the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition.  From cars to cameras to diamond watches, we’ve got all the bases covered.  Read on to see our editors’ top gift picks for this holiday season.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014


The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …

Lobby Bar – December 5: Doggy-Paddling the Pacific, Economic Nursery Rhymes and In-Flight Futbol


The Lobby Bar – A Silly Little Summary of FBT News and Views 
History 101.  Jesse Sokolow recounts great moments in travel history for the month of December.  December has seen some of the most devastating hotel fires in history, many of which occurred on December 31.  Apparently guests really want to set off New Year’s Eve fireworks out of their windows, only to face the consequences of their actions – …

BMW to Expand DriveNow Carsharing Program to London, 25 Additional Cities

BMW to Expand DriveNow Carsharing Program to London, 25 Additional Cities

BMW announced the opening of its DriveNow carsharing service in London, England on Thursday and said it plans to substantially expand the operation.
DriveNow is operated in partnership with SIXT, a German car rental firm.   The London DriveNow office starts off with a fleet of 210 BMW 1 Series and Mini Countryman vehicles and will add 30 BMW i3 electric vehicles to the fleet come spring.
DriveNow in London covers an area …

BMW to Send Artists on Journeys of Creative Discovery


BMW and Art Basel announced plans to create a mobile studio and support emerging artists in their work by sending them on what it called “journeys of creative discovery.”  The program will launch next year.
The BMW Art Journey will take artists virtually anywhere in the world with a goal of supporting the development of new ideas and helping them discover new themes and embark on new projects.
According to BMW, there …

Soho House to Partner With BMW for i3 Driving Experiences

Soho House to Partner With BMW for i3 Driving Experiences

Soho House Group and BMW Group announced a global partnership.
The two companies will collaborate on an international arts program and create events and experiences that focus on contemporary art, innovation, and design.
BMW and Soho House will provide i3 vehicles for guests to drive throughout locations in both Europe and the United States. The two will also offer a variety of driving experiences at events.
The first event of the partnership occurred …