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Hyatt Place Canton Opens in Ohio

Hyatt Place Canton Opens in Ohio

Hyatt announced the opening of a new Hyatt Place property in Canton, Ohio.  The Hyatt Place Canton is located near various attractions in the city, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Fannie Mae Chocolate Factory, and the Classic Car Museum, as well as the Akron-Canton Airport.
The property offers 105 rooms, each with a sofa and 42” HD TV.  In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.
The …

United Plans New Menus, Improved Customer Service at United Clubs Worldwide

United Plans New Menus, Improved Customer Service at United Clubs Worldwide

United Airlines announced it will introduce major dining and customer services changes at all of its United Club airport lounges worldwide.
The Chicago-based airline said it will offer a new menu to guests, one that emphasizes “freshness, variety and quality,” and train its agents in keeping with “standards of the hotel and hospitality industry to better match club members’ expectations.”
The new menu, which will be available at its lounges in Chicago’s …

New Hyatt Regency Hotel Opens in Dubai

New Hyatt Regency Hotel Opens in Dubai

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in the United Arab Emirates.  The hotel is the fifth Hyatt property to open in the city of Dubai.
The two-tower property offers 464 guestrooms, including 76 suites.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available in each of the rooms.
The hotel provides a variety of dining establishments, including Suftra, a Mediterranean restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Market24, a 24-hour deli; …

Marriott Sets Expiration Rules to Rewards Program

Marriott Sets Expiration Rules to Rewards Program

Marriott announced significant changes to its rewards program and how long points will be retained.
Members of its Marriott Rewards program who have no qualifying activity in a 24-month period will forfeit all of their accumulated points.  The new policy goes into effect on February 1, 2016
Qualifying activities include: making a stay at any of the over 3,800 participating Marriott properties worldwide; making a purchase through a Marriott Rewards credit card; …

JetBlue to Link Baltimore with Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue to Link Baltimore with Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new Baltimore-Fort Lauderdale service this November.
The airline will operate the service twice daily between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Earlier this month, JetBlue announced it would launch new seasonal service from the Baltimore/Washington area, with flights from Ronald Reagan National Airport to Nantucket, Massachusetts, between June 19 and November 6.
The carrier also announced this month that it plans to enter …

Southwest to Begin Eight New Routes from Dallas Love Field

Southwest to Begin Eight New Routes from Dallas Love Field

Southwest Airlines announced plans to launch new daily, non-stop service to eight cities from Dallas Love Field on August 9.
The carrier will offer flights to Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, and Omaha.
Also on August 9, Southwest will increase its service from Dallas Love Field to Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Houston Hobby, Little Rock, Chicago Midway, and Seattle.  The airline also announced that it plans to increase its once-weekly …

LoungeBuddy Begins Partnership with No. 1 Traveller

LoungeBuddy Begins Partnership with No. 1 Traveller

LoungeBuddy announced the launch of a new partnership with No. 1 Traveller, a hospitality service that operates airport lounges and parking, express train tickets, and VIP departures and arrivals.
Under the partnership, LoungeBuddy users can now book lounges in No. 1 Traveller’s collection through the LoungeBuddy app.  Users can pay for the service using Apple Pay or any major credit card.
No. 1 Traveller lounges offer various complimentary amenities such as hot …