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French Restaurant Opens in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

French Restaurant Opens in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers has opened a new French restaurant, Brasserie Angélique.
Brasserie Angélique is a traditional French brasserie, located in Etihad Towers across from the lobby and main entrance. The restaurant’s interior features wooden parquet, black and white mosaic floors, chandeliers, and molded ceilings.
The menu, designed by chef Niels Van Oers, features seasonal cuisine prepared using fresh produce. Specialties include Pate de Foi de Volaille and Cassoulet de Toulouse.
Brasserie Angelique is …

ExpertFlyer Releases Free Seat Alerts App

ExpertFlyer Releases Free Seat Alerts App

ExpertFlyer.com, an informational frequent flyer website, has released its free Seat Alerts iPhone and iPad app.
The app allows travelers to set and receive alerts about available seats on their flight. Travelers can set alerts options to “Any Aisle”, “Any Window” or “Any Seat”, be notified if such a seat becomes available, and then change seats via their point of booking.
“Our Seat Alerts app completely removes the need to visit our …

Southwest Adds Reagan National-St. Louis Route

Southwest Adds Reagan National-St. Louis Route

Southwest Airlines has announced it will launch twice daily, nonstop service between Reagan National and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on September 30.
In celebration of the new route, Southwest is offering a promotional fare of $139 one-way tickets between the destinations purchased through August 6. The promotional fare is available for flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between October 2 and November 14 (with an October 6 blackout date). Tickets must …

Wyndham Rewards Expands into Middle East and Asia Pacific

Wyndham Rewards Expands into Middle East and Asia Pacific

Wyndham Rewards, the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, has expanded into the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
The program is now available at 30 Wyndham brand hotels in the Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka (in addition to previously existing programs in China and Thailand).
Wyndham Rewards is also now available in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emigrates, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Oman.
Wyndham plans to expand the program to Australia, New Zealand, …

Lexus Announces the 2013 LS Lineup

Lexus Announces the 2013 LS Lineup

Lexus has revealed its 2013 LS series lineup, which features a full redesign and a new model.
The 2013 LS series includes the LS 460, the LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the new LS 460 F Sport. Both the LS 460 and LS 460L are available in both RWD and AWD models, while the LS 600hL hybrid features a full-time AWD package.
The exterior redesign includes a bolder grille, while the …

American Airlines Opens New International Arrivals Facility in Miami

American Airlines Opens New International Arrivals Facility in Miami

American Airlines has opened new international arrivals facilities at Miami International Airport’s Terminal D.
The three-level structure is double the size of the previous space, and is accessible through the Terminal D skytrain. It features 72 passport control lanes capable of processing 2,000 passengers an hour. In addition, there are six Global Entry lanes for passengers who have registered for the program.
The second level of new building includes a new baggage …

Le Méridien Dhaka to Open in Bangladesh

Le Méridien Dhaka to Open in Bangladesh

Starwood has announced it will open the Le Méridien Dhaka in Bangladesh in July 2013.
Le Méridien Dhaka will offer 304 rooms, located between the eighth and fifteenth floors of a new mixed-use building. Dining options will include two restaurants and a bar. The hotel will also have a fitness center, spa, and a rooftop for guests to look out over the city.
Le Méridien Dhaka will also feature the brand’s Le …