Road Warrior


The business of travelling for work

Etihad brings China closer

SHANGHAI, THE powerhouse of Chinese commercial and financial activity, comes that bit closer to Ireland with a new service from Etihad Airlines via Abu Dhabi.

The five-times-a-week connection, increasing to a daily service from April 15th, means a short stopover before the onward journey. Economy seats are priced at €726 and business class from €1,416.

Hotel costs are rising

AVERAGE DAILY hotel rates in January increased year on year in all four major global regions, according to STR Global. Prices in the Americas increased by 3.7 per cent, with New Orleans showing the highest year on year rise at 24.1 per cent. European rates were a modest 1.7 per cent up with Tallinn showing the highest rise at 24.7 per cent. Asia/Pacific had rate rises of 9.8 per cent.

Hosting business meetings in London is a fine art

LOOKING FOR somewhere unusual to host meetings in London?

Art aficionados can combine a love of contemporary art with an unusual pop-up suite at the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel.

The Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite will be available for guests to enjoy a collection of the gallery’s works, some of which have not been exhibited yet. Highlights of the collection will include pieces by Ronin Cho, Steve Bishop and Rafal Zawistowki. The suite will be lit by a collection of lamps from the Kaiser Idell designed by Christian Dell. It is available until April 30th from £700 per night plus VAT.

Book directly with the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel on (0044) 207 486 5800 or email

Other works from the Saatchi Gallery will be displayed in the hotel.