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Opening of Statler Hotel in Dallas Mired in IRS Controversy

Opening of Statler Hotel in Dallas Mired in IRS Controversy

The renovation of the former Statler Hilton in Dallas, Texas, a local landmark, has become the subject of controversy as work on the property continues.
Last month, the Dallas Morning News reported that the Internal Revenue Service is investigating the tax-exempt status of $26.5 million of municipal bonds sold last summer to fund the work. The hotel has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
The hotel, slated to reopen as The Statler …

U.K. Regulator Accuses American, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore, and Turkish Airlines of Not Paying Compensation for Flight Delays

U.K. Regulator Accuses American, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore, and Turkish Airlines of Not Paying Compensation for Flight Delays

The Civil Aviation Authority, Britain’s aviation regulator, accused five airlines of avoiding the payment of compensation to over 200,000 passengers who were delayed on flights.
The agency said that it had taken action against American Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Turkish Airlines, stating that the airlines regularly treated delays on connecting flights as if they occurred on separate flights and were therefore not covered by EU law under European …

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Guadalajara

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Guadalajara

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara. The hotel is the fourth Hyatt Regency to open in Mexico.
The property has 257 guestrooms, 25 of which are suites. Each is designed with artwork such as blown glass and woven headboards.
Dining venues include the hotel’s restaurant, Cassola, which features traditional Mexican dishes with a contemporary touch and the Andares Lounge, which offers light snacks and signature …

Hyatt to Replace Gold Passport with New World of Hyatt Loyalty Program on March 1

Hyatt to Replace Gold Passport with New World of Hyatt Loyalty Program on March 1

Hyatt Hotels announced that it will discontinue its current Gold Passport guest loyalty program and replace it with a new program, World of Hyatt, on March 1.
World of Hyatt will have three tiers, namely Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist. Discoverist will require ten qualifying nights or 25,000 base points, while Explorist will require 30 qualifying nights or 50,000 base points. Globalist will require 60 qualifying nights or 100,000 base points.
The hotelier …

Brussels Airlines to Begin Flights to Mumbai, Various European Cities

Brussels Airlines to Begin Flights to Mumbai, Various European Cities

Brussels Airlines announced that it plans to launch service to Mumbai, India, on March 30. In addition, the carrier’s summer schedule will include new European destinations, as well as increased service to existing destinations.
On March 30, the carrier will begin five weekly flights to Mumbai. The airline will also increase service to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from six to seven flights a week, and relaunch its service to Washington, D.C., with …

T-Mobile to Boost LTE Capacity and Speed with Newly-Approved LTE-U Technology

T-Mobile to Boost LTE Capacity and Speed with Newly-Approved LTE-U Technology

T-Mobile USA said it plans to deploy a new LTE technology this spring that will tap into underutilized 5 GHz spectrum that was until recently used primarily for Wi-Fi.
The move follows the Federal Communication Commission’s certification on Wednesday of LTE-U or LTE in unlicensed spectrum equipment from networking companies Ericsson and Nokia. The FCC approval followed a somewhat controversial process that was designed to ensure that mobile operator use of …

New American Airlines Boarding Process to start March 1

New American Airlines Boarding Process to start March 1

American Airlines will debut a revamped boarding process come March 1.
With the addition of a new fourth elite status tier, Platinum Pro, the airline had to renumber its groups because what is currently Group 1 is actually the sixth group to be called. The boarding order will essentially remain the same, just the nomenclature will change.
The airline will assign all passengers a group number, one through nine. The airline will announce …