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 …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 11, 2014

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in landscape mode

The second weekend in October is upon us, giving you time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should command your attention.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Find out some good and bad things about the new iPhone and if the screen really is too big.
2.) Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren boards Condor’s new business class, flying from …

Lobby Bar – October 10: A PB&J in Paris, the Twin Paradox, Superfuel, and Food From Above


The Lobby Bar – A Cheeky Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Size 18XL. Karin Sun takes us on a tour of Romantic, Shakespearean Verona, beginning in the Piazza Bra. The space is home to a number of shops and cafes, and not, as commonly believed, the world’s largest support undergarment for women. Historians later found out that such a bra does in fact exist, and belonged to the late …

BMW to Open West Coast Performance Center Driving School

BMW to Open West Coast Performance Center Driving School

BMW announced it will open a new driving school in La Quinta, a city in Southern California, later this year.
The BMW Performance Center West will be located on 32 acres (13 hectares) of land inside the Thermal Club, a private motorsports club.  The facility will have a dedicated 1.4-mile (2.2-kilometer) road course, 6.2 acres (2.5 hectares) of paddock, a skid pad, and an 8,500-square-foot (789-square-meter) performance facility.
The new Performance Center …

Report from Paris: BMW’s Drop-Top and X6, Audi’s 4-Door TT, the AMG GT Edition 1, and a Plug-In Lamborghini

BMW i8 at the Paris Motor Show

BMW unveiled the new 2 Series Convertible as well as the new X6.  The 2 Series Convertible is the successor to the 1 Series Convertible.  The new drop-top starts with the 2 Series Coupe, with similar powertrain options, and adds open-air touring to the mix.
The new BMW X6, while fully recognizable as such, shows the influence of the new X4 in its rear and the front shares its grille, hood, …

Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes at BMW of Manhattan


Autobahn Alley, the area in Manhattan around 11th Avenue in the 50s and the home of numerous temples to which the faithful come to pay homage, is thriving. Unlike other cities, where more car dealerships were closing rather than opening, this replacement to Automobile Row, that stretch of Broadway in the West 50s that was home to such long-forgotten brands as Hornet and REO as well as many others that …

Lobby Bar – September 19: When Cows Fly, Utopian Cars, Internet Truth Serum, and Propositions in Envelope


The Lobby Bar – An Absolutely Crass Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Staying safe in Texas.  Join Karin Sun for a tour of Dallas (you know, that place in Texas where you always have layovers).  General tips include visiting the Texas School Book Depository building, hiding your I © Obama pin, pretending to be a cowboy for a day, and avoiding grassy knolls.
Safe until a data breach.  Apple’s newest …