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Hyatt Regency Riyadh to Open in 2013

Hyatt Regency Riyadh to Open in 2013

Hyatt has announced it will open the Hyatt Regency Riyadh in 2013. This will be the seventh Hyatt brand hotel to be developed in Saudi Arabia (and the second in Riyadh).
The Hyatt Regency Riyadh will offer 257 rooms, including 37 suites. Other amenities will include two restaurants, both a lobby lounge and a Regency Club lounge, and a fitness center with a pool.
The hotel will be located in Riyadh’s Al …

First South Carolina Built Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completed

First South Carolina Built Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completed

The first South Carolina built Boeing 787 Dreamliner was rolled out of the factory today amid celebration. This is the first time that a Boeing commercial airplane was constructed in the Southeastern U.S.
In 2009, Boeing first announced that it would build the Dreamliner in North Charleston, SC. The facility was completed in June 2011, and production began later that month.
The Dreamliner will now go through systems and engine checks before …

Lufthansa Announces Routes For New Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Lufthansa Announces Routes For New Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Lufthansa has announced that, starting today, customers can book travel on routes flying its Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.
Beginning June 1, Lufthansa will fly the 747-8 on the Frankfurt-Washington route six times a week. Over the next few months, as the carrier receives four additional 747-8s, new routes will be added. By the end of the summer, Lufthansa will be operating the 747-8 on flights to Delhi, Bangalore, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
As …

Steigenberger Hotels To Launch Egyptian Luxury Cruises

Steigenberger Hotels To Launch Egyptian Luxury Cruises

The Steigenberger Hotel Group has announced that it will begin operating three luxury cruise ships on the Nile River and Lake Nasser in Egypt.
Beginning in October, the cruises will offer the luxury experience of a Steigenberger hotel while floating on the Egyptian waters. The Steigenberger Minerva and Steigenberger Legacy will operate on the Nile, while the Omar El Khayam will ply the waters of Lake Nasser. The Nile cruises, between Luxor …

SkyTeam Announces Go Russia Pass

SkyTeam Announces Go Russia Pass

The SkyTeam alliance has announced its new Go Russia Pass, which will allow customers discounted and flexible flights on Russia’s Aeroflot carrier.
SkyTeam’s Go Russia Pass is available to travelers on flights departing anywhere outside of Russia on any SkyTeam airline (or to customers with a Go Round the World ticket). The Go Russia Pass will be available beginning May 2.
A Go Russia Pass can be purchased as a minimum of …

Lufthansa Gets Its First Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Lufthansa Gets Its First Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Launch customer Lufthansa took possession of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental plane.  This is the second 747-8 delivered by Boeing. The first went to a private customer and will not enter service until 2014.
The 747-8 Intercontinental brings improved emissions and 30% lower noise over its predecessor, the 747-400.  It was first announced in 2005 and is the fourth generation of the 747 jumbo jet.
The 747-8 is the largest aircraft built …

Digital iPavement Roads Coming To Dubai, Madrid

Digital iPavement Roads Coming To Dubai, Madrid

Via Inteligente has announced it will manufacture iPavement, a digital pavement system for city streets, starting in June. iPavement is actual paving stones for roads that are equipped with sensors, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. iPavement will debut in Madrid and Dubai.
Using the Viacities OS and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, iPavement will send information, messages, and alerts to mobile phones and tablets in the area.
iPavements features apps that include Via-Book (for local works), Via-Maps, Via-Sound …