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Marriott to Open Fairfield Inn in British Columbia

Marriott to Open Fairfield Inn in British Columbia

Developers broke ground on a new Fairfield by Marriott in British Columbia on Wednesday.
Located in Kitimat and set with a mountain backdrop, the 120-key hotel is part of an all-modular, mixed-use community development.
The hotel will offer a fitness center, lounge with food service, and a variety of meeting and event spaces.
Kitimat was a small fishing village until the 1950s, when the city was redeveloped by the Aluminum Company of Canada, …

Air France to Offer New Business Class Menu on Flights from the U.S. and Canada

Air France to Offer New Business Class Menu on Flights from the U.S. and Canada

Air France announced plans for new menu items in business class on its North American flights.
The dishes were created by Chef Daniel Rose owner of two restaurants in Paris and one in New York City.
The entrées will be served in rotation and updated every few months.  Poultry gratin with onions will be served in September and October 2019 and then again in March and April 2020.  Warm poultry pâté with …

Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village to Open in August

Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village to Open in August

Hyatt Hotels announced that a new property, the Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village, will open its doors to guests next month.
The 150-key extended-stay hotel offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi and a fitness center that is open 24 hours a day.
Guest dining options include a restaurant with freshly cooked meals all day, a complimentary hot breakfast in the Gallery Kitchen, and a coffee and cocktails bar.
The hotel has 4,000 square …

Workers at Heathrow Plan Series of Strikes That Could ‘Shut Down’ Airport

Workers at Heathrow Plan Series of Strikes That Could ‘Shut Down’ Airport

The trade union representing over 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport in London are threatening to disrupt holiday travel in the coming weeks with their plans to “shut down the airport.”
“Summer travel chaos looms,” the union said in a tweet.
The workers, represented by Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, will strike, following a pay dispute, on the first weekend of school holidays in Britain and during the August bank holiday weekend.
“There …

Reflagged Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Opens as Sheraton, First to Display New Sheraton Logo

Reflagged Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Opens as Sheraton, First to Display New Sheraton Logo

Marriott International announced that Sheraton Hotels has begun the rollout of its new logo with the reflagging of the former Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks as the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks.
The new design modernizes Sheraton’s signature crest, replacing the recognizable laurel wreath with a more modern look that nonetheless is instantly recognizable. The vintage 1960s Zahrah Boldserif font in the current logo is being replaced with a sans serif …

Air Passengers Bill of Rights Goes Into Effect in Canada

Air Passengers Bill of Rights Goes Into Effect in Canada

Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulations went into effect on Monday.
The new rules from the Canada Transportation Agency require airlines to meet certain obligations and provide clear and timely communications to passengers.
The passenger bill of rights imposes standards that require airlines to provide clear and regular updates in the event of flight delays or cancellations; up to 2,400 Canadian dollars ($1,841) in compensation in instances of denied boarding when a flight …

Hurricane Barry Makes Landfall, All Flights Cancelled at New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport

Hurricane Barry Makes Landfall, All Flights Cancelled at New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport

The National Hurricane Center said that Barry made landfall in Louisiana near Intercoastal City as a hurricane and weakened to a tropical storm with 70 mph (113 km/h) sustained winds.
Barry is the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.
A westward shift in its direction may spare New Orleans from the devastation and flooding that forecasters feared earlier in the week. Forecasters are predicting as much as 25” …