Just landed

14 Oct 2008 by Mark Caswell
compiles stories from the lighter side of business travel. This week: Park
Hyatt, Quantum of Solace, Bmi, Emirates and The Cavendish Hotel.

Smooth operator

Park Hyatt is
introducing a range of healthy smoothies and juices for “a business world on
the go”. Created by Brazilian nutritionist Patricia Teixeira, the drinks are
designed as a healthy alternative to those who don’t have time for breakfast. Choices
include the “Smoothie Care”, with ingredients including peaches, soy milk, aloe
vera and raspberries, leaving you even more time to consult your real

Licenced to thrill

Siena in Italy was the location for scenes
from the latest Bond instalment, and to celebrate, the city’s Grand Hotel
Continental hotel is offering guests the chance to experience the life of the
secret agent. The Bond Package includes options to upgrade to the suite used by
Daniel Craig during the filming of Quantum of Solace, as well as a day’s Aston Martin V6 hire, and a
guided tour of the sights used in the film. Surely it’s got to be worth doing
the odd job to save up enough moneypennies for this trip?

It’s all kicking

Bmi is celebrating
its close links with the East Midlands by
becoming the shirt sponsor of Leicestershire-based Heather St John’s ladies
football club. The club has recently been promoted to the East Midlands Womens
Football league Division 1 South, so Bmi will no doubt be hoping for a flying
start to the new season.


To celebrate its
launch of flights between Dubai
and LA, Emirates is inviting budding film stars to appear in its short movie
“The Exposure of Tom King”. You have until October 26 to get your auditions in
at, with actors being superimposed on to backdrop
scenes which have already been filmed. Let’s hope the result doesn’t turn out
to be a case of indecent exposure.

May the Forces be
with you

London’s Cavendish Hotel is offering guests the
chance to keep fit, with free workout sessions with British Military Fitness.
The classes are run by serving or ex-armed forces physical training
instructors, and take place in London’s parks
including Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath and Richmond Park.
Now get down and give me ten…

By Mark Caswell

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