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Lobby Bar – March 1: Brexiters Running Wild, Dead Airlines Society, and ‘I’ll Take Train Parties for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar Adds Life
Code violation. Jonathan Spira reviews the new off Broadway National Yiddish Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Stage 42 The show ran into a problem prior to its opening night in New York City, however, when the Building Department refused to issue a permit for the fiddler to actually be on the roof. It relented, however, when it Building Department headquarters was encircled by a …

First InterContinental Hotel in Pacific Northwest to Open in Bellevue

First InterContinental Hotel in Pacific Northwest to Open in Bellevue

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans for the first InterContinental hotel in the Pacific Northwest, the InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue.
The new property will be located in Avenue Bellevue, a two-tower, mixed-use development in downtown Bellevue, Washington.
The 252-key property will occupy the first ten floors of the 26-story south tower of the development. The remainder of the tower as well as a second tower will be comprised of luxury residences.
Dining options …

Air Canada and American Express Renew Their Relationship as Launch of New Frequent-Flyer Program Nears

Air Canada and American Express Renew Their Relationship as Launch of New Frequent-Flyer Program Nears

Air Canada, which had entered into an agreement in principle with American Express for its future participation in its frequent-flyer program as part of the airline’s acquisition of Aimia Canada, which owned Aeroplan, said on Thursday that the two had agreed to renew their partnership.
Aeroplan is the airline’s frequent flyer program that it spun off 13 years ago.
The deal was first announced in August of last year.
Air Canada said it …

Take the ‘Avenue Q’ Trivia Quiz and Win Tickets to the Show and Dinner for Two

Frequent Business Traveler magazine and “Avenue Q” are giving away tickets and dinner for two to celebrate World Puppetry Day.
World Puppetry Day is on March 21 and is sanctioned by the Union Internationale de la Marionnette.   It was first celebrated in 2003.  Celebrate World Puppetry Day with “Avenue Q” at New World Stages.
The contest winner will receive two tickets to see “Avenue Q” on March 21 and will enjoy a …

27 Properties in 16 States Added to Historic Hotels of America List

27 Properties in 16 States Added to Historic Hotels of America List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program said it inducted 27 historic hotels into the program in 2018.
Many of the hotels on the list were adaptive reuse projects and 16 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All told, the 27 historic hotels represent 16 different states of the Union.
Among the 27 are the Inn at Perry Cabin in Saint Michaels, Maryland, which dates …

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada to Launch Vancouver-Auckland, Quito-Toronto, Dreamliner Service on Toronto-Honolulu

Air Canada announced plans for new seasonal service connecting Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand, and Quito, Ecuador, and Toronto as well as Dreamliner service between Toronto and Honolulu.
The Montreal-based airline will introduce the Vancouver-Auckland service on December 12. It will run through March 2020.
The airline will operate the quarce-weekly service linking Vancouver International Airport and Auckland Airport using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Thrice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Aeropuerto …

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Stranded for 36 Hours, Arrives in Eugene, Oregon

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Stranded for 36 Hours, Arrives in Eugene, Oregon

Some 36 hours after becoming immobilized in deep snow, the Amtrak Coast Starlight arrived at Eugene Station in Eugene, Oregon, with plans to return to its point of departure, Seattle, Washington.
The train, originally en route to Los Angeles, had approximately 200 passengers on board and became inoperable as a result of downed trees and heavy snow accumulation.
The railroad said it determined that leaving passengers and crew on the train was …