Reading Rooms

THE FORBURY HOTEL

JACK'S NOT A DULL BOY: The Forbury's luxuries make work feel a lot like fun

London may be Britain's control center, but Reading, 60 km west of the capital, is its tech support. Some of the world's biggest IT and communications firms — including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle and Vodafone — have set up shop in or around the city. So sooner or later, anybody who's anybody in the world of[an error occurred while processing this directive] business or technology will find themselves paying a visit to Reading. And now they can lodge at the Forbury, a new luxury hotel aimed at the BlackBerry set.

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