Luxury wars: How hotels are wooing the uber rich
The first time I had the benefit of WiFi while rolling down a highway, I was aboard a frugally furnished campaign bus during the 2012 Alberta provincial election. The next occasion was last summer, as I fled the stifling heat outside Hong Kong International Airport and slipped into an air-conditioned stretch Rolls-Royce Phantom. Boastfully, I sent e-mails, tweets and Facebook updates without incurring roaming charges. But I would soon discover that my posh ride, dispatched by the Peninsula Hong Kong hotel, was just my first taste of the future of luxury travel.