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5 Stories To Read This Weekend: June 14, 2014

Now that the weekend is here, it’s time for a travel break.  Catch up on five features and news stories you may have missed or not had time to read this week.
1.) Jonathan Spira visited Root Down at Denver International Airport.  With a retro decor and airport food that is in a class of its own, Root Down is definitely worth a visit if you’re passing through the Mile-High City.
2.) …

Lobby Bar – June 13: Oscar Meyer, Kublai Khan, FIFA, and Viktor Belenko

The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
When Harry Met Sally, Denver Edition.  Jonathan Spira made a pilgrimage to Root Down, the El Dorado of airport food.  While he still has some residual guilt from enjoying a Reuben that was not from Katz’s Deli, it was a damn good sandwich.
Invisible Cities.  United Airlines started a new route from San Francisco to the mysterious …

Hilton Phoenix Airport to Undergo Extensive Renovations

Hilton Phoenix Airport to Undergo Extensive Renovations

Hilton announced plans to completely refurbish the Hilton Phoenix Airport hotel. As part of the renovations, the hotel’s rooms, lobby, restaurants, and meeting and event space will be redesigned.
All of the property’s 275 guestrooms and suites will receive upgrades, and will be outfitted with new bedding, furnishings, lighting, TVs, and art.
New registration pods and a Connectivity Lounge will be added to the lobby, along with a new café.  The hotel’s …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: June 7, 2014

The weekend is a great time to catch up with news as well as to recharge. Here are five carefully curated features from the past week we think you’ll want to read.
1.) Jonathan Spira visits Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, a major European hub and the fifth busiest airport in the world. Highlights include Holland Boulevard, which runs the length of the terminal, an airport library, and an annex of the Rijksmuseum …

Lobby Bar – June 6: Kate Middleton, Sally Bowles, Oneiromancy, and The Black Tulip

The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
The Royal Baby. Paul Riegler paid a visit to London’s Heathrow Airport, where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy 100-ton airport terminal, affectionately called the Queen’s Terminal by the commoners.  Visiting German officials were heard bemoaning the fact that they abolished their own monarchy in 1918, along with any chance of such a …

Cabaret starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams – Review

Nearly half a century after its premiere, Cabaret has returned to Broadway under the direction of Sam Mendes and co-director and choreographer Rob Marshall.  Alan Cumming also returns in his critically acclaimed role as the Emcee, joined by Michelle Williams in her Broadway debut as sultry songstress Sally Bowles.
Cabaret, based on the works of English writer Christopher Isherwood, transforms the former Studio 54, now the Roundabout Theater, into the Kit …

Aeromexico Reports Increase in May Traffic

Aeromexico Reports Increase in May Traffic

Aeromexico announced operational results for May 2014.
The Mexico City-based airline’s total system traffic for the month was 2.4 billion revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, a year-over-year increase of 25.2%, up from 1.9 billion in May 2013. Domestic traffic rose 15.9%, up to 893 million RPKs from 771 million last year, while international traffic rose 31.4%, up from 1.2 billion last year to 1.5 billion.
Total capacity for May, measured in available …