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Reagan National and Washington Dulles Add SecureTrays

Reagan National and Washington Dulles Add SecureTrays

SecurityPoint Media and JCDecaux, two advertising companies, have added their SecureTray System to all security checkpoints at Reagan National and Washington Dulles airports.
The SecureTray System consists of modified trays that feature advertisements and ID numbers that allow travelers to more easily track their items going through security. SecurityPoint Media is also adding its SecureCarts to all checkpoints, which will move and dispense the SecureTrays.
Reagan National and Washington Dulles are the …

Delta to Shut Down Regional Airline Subsidiary Comair

Delta to Shut Down Regional Airline Subsidiary Comair

Delta has announced it will shut down Comair, its regional subsidiary, on September 29, citing an increase in operating costs for regional flying.
Comair currently accounts for 1% of Delta’s network, and the carrier has promised that passengers and routes will not be significantly impacted when Comair ceases operations.  Comair’s flying has decreased dramatically in the past two years following Delta’s sale of its Mesaba and Compass regional airlines.
Comair is based …

Wyndham to Open Grand Playa Blanca Resort in Panama

Wyndham to Open Grand Playa Blanca Resort in Panama

Wyndham has announced plans to open the Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca in Panama.
The all-inclusive resort will be located in Panama’s Cocle Province, on the Pacific coast. Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca will be on a private beach 90 minutes west of Panama City. The all-inclusive room prices will include unlimited meals and beverages, as well as non-motorized sports and other entertainment and activities.
Each of the resort’s 220 rooms will offer floor-to-ceiling …

Singapore Marriott Hotel Reopens After Refurbishments

Singapore Marriott Hotel Reopens After Refurbishments

Singapore Marriott Hotel has reopened after its SGD $35 million refurbishment.
The hotel features redesigned rooms, a luxury spa, a revamped lobby, a 24-hour fitness center, and a business center. Dining options include the Marriott Café, Crossroads Café, Pool Grill, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, and Java+, a high-end deli.
To celebrate the hotel’s renovations, Marriott is running a promotion called “I Love Marriott@SG”. Guests can submit photos and videos from their time …

Fairmont Jaipur to Open in India

Fairmont Jaipur to Open in India

Fairmont will open Fairmont Jaipur, its first hotel in India, on August 9.
Fairmont Jaipur offers 255 rooms and suites, with each room featuring a large bathroom with an ornately decorated sliding door and floor.
The hotel’s design is based on a Mughal palace, and offers several dining options including Zarin (traditional India), Zoya (international), Anjum (tea lounge), a Masala Chai station, and the Aza bar. The hotel also has a smoking …

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City Opens

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City Opens

DoubleTree by Hilton has opened a new hotel, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City.
The 241-room hotel is located in downtown Salt Lake City, 15 minutes from the airport. Each room offers a bedroom and living room, as well as an HDTV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a desk. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, Wolfgang Puck coffee and tea, and Crabtree & Evelyn Citron bath and body products.
The hotel …

Virgin America Revamps Elevate Frequent Flyer Program

Virgin America Revamps Elevate Frequent Flyer Program

Virgin America has announced it will update its Elevate frequent flyer program to include new status levels and rewards.
Virgin American is adding Elevate Gold and Elevate Silver status levels which offer perks such as priority check-in, free checked bags, and complimentary upgrades. The enhancements will be added on August 8, the carrier’s fifth anniversary.
Members who earn 50,000 Elevate status points in a year will reach Gold status, while those …