Barchat

Word of the day: Barchat - the ability to sit on a wireless network in a bar, holding four simultaneous chat sessions with mates dotted around the globe - the most notable sitting in his Stromberg-esque hideaway in the Swiss Alps.
Hotel recommendation: The Mandarin, EHV. After playing the "we dont have your reservation game" for 10 minutes last night, they magically "found" it and rewarded me with a free beer for the hassle. Class!