THIS MONTH WE’RE
What’s hot in travel during September?
By James Wilkinson
FLYING… AIR NEW ZEALAND PREMIUM ECONOMY
Air NZ’S widebody B787 and B777 aircraft have a Premium cabin that’s more like Business. Leather seats are 49cm wide, the dining experience is exceptional and there are noise cancelling headsets for the 28cm touchscreen TVS.
ÁSTAYING AT… SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, PARIS
The hotel has views of the Eiffel Tower from most rooms (and the swimming pool). The former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew also has two Michelin-starred restaurants.
à10 Ave d'iéna, Paris, France. +33 1 5367 1998. www.shangri-la.com/paris.
DRINKING AT… EMPLOYEES ONLY, SINGAPORE
At the Singapore outpost of the brilliant New York establishment, the group’s top bartender Steve Schneider has put together a drinks list that rivals the original.
à112 Amoy St, Singapore. +65 6221 7357. www.employeesonlysg.com.
EXPLORING… MAUI BY HELICOPTER
Book the West Maui and Molokai adventure with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and fly over the ocean between the two islands to see the whales breaching below, before taking a ride over the waterfalls on Molokai and then the sea cliffs.