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Corporate honcho Amar Lalvani’s favourite tech will upgrade your life

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By ELLE team  October 11th, 2019

Amar Lalvani, the globetrotting CEO of Standard International hotels, on the tech he can’t live without:

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9
“I have been a fan of B&O for decades. This speaker is all about beautiful sound in a stunning package. And there’s a company called Skinplay, which makes an interesting selection of covers for this that actively turns it into a rotating piece of art.”
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Turntable
“The point of vinyl is to lose yourself in the album, not the technology. This turntable is all you need: it is simple, the design is basic, and the sound is spectacular—all at an unbeatable price.”
Revo x Monocle SuperCD Collaboration
“Radio and CDs are lost forms of great tech that became sandwiched between the nostalgia of vinyl and the convenience of streaming. This collab brings them together.”
Nespresso VertuoPlus
“Morning espresso at your fingertips, at the touch of a button. Enough said.”
INPeloton Bike
“Full disclosure: my best friend from business school founded the company, and I was an early investor and board member. But I haven’t found a more efficient or engaging workout. Plus, the ease of doing it at home—I’m done in 30 minutes.”

On his phone:

One Night

“An app by The Standard that lists hotels for same-day bookings at the best price.”

Hello Alfred

“A virtual butler that can organise house clean-ups, buy groceries and even deliver flowers.”


“A virtual jukebox with any song under the sun is my college dream come true. I love discovering new music or tripping down memory lane.”


“Reviews spirits from gin to rare Japanese whisky, making sure I’m an expert at any bar.”


“On-demand dog-sitting for my dog, Oreo. Perfect for when I’m travelling, stuck in office, or out late.”