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Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Ever Airbus A350 XWB

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Ever Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus announced the delivery of its first ever A350 XWB to launch customer Qatar Airways on Monday.
The A350 is the first all-new Airbus model since the double-decker A380 jumbo jet debuted back in 2005. It is longer and wider than the existing A330 and A340 models and, through design advancements, significant use of composite materials, and all-new Rolls Royce turbofans, is 25% more efficient.
With the delivery, Qatar Airways becomes the …

Hyatt to Launch Complimentary Wireless Internet at Every Hotel

Hyatt to Launch Complimentary Wireless Internet at Every Hotel

Hyatt Hotels announced it will begin offering guests free Wi-Fi access at all of its properties worldwide in February 2015.
The complimentary Internet will be available in every guestroom and lounge at Hyatt hotels.
Guests will be able to access the Internet on an unlimited number of laptops and mobile devices.
The company will also offer Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond and Platinum tier members complimentary upgrades to premium Wi-Fi service at select properties.
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New Le Méridien Opens in Charlotte, North Carolina

New Le Méridien Opens in Charlotte, North Carolina

Starwood announced the opening of the Le Méridien Charlotte hotel in North Carolina. Occupying the site of the former Blake Hotel, the property underwent significant renovations to become a Le Méridien hotel.
The property has 300 guestrooms, including 18 suites, all of which have 42” LCD TVs and coffee makers.
The hotel houses two dining options, including Evoke, which features steak, pasta, and fish, and Longitude Bar, which offers cocktails and craft …

Berlin’s Grand Hotel Esplanade Reopens As Sheraton

Berlin’s Grand Hotel Esplanade Reopens As Sheraton

Starwood Hotels announced the opening of the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade, formerly the Grand Hotel Esplanade.   The hotel, which has no connection to the pre-war Hotel Esplanade on the Potsdamer Platz, is in Berlin Mitte, not far from the Kurfürstendamm or Ku’damm, one of the city’s most fashionable shopping streets, as well as near the Potsdamer Platz and the Tiergarten park.  The hotel overlooks the Landwehrkanal that runs parallel …

Christmas Week Storms to Impact Travel for Millions in Midwest, East

Christmas Week Storms to Impact Travel for Millions in Midwest, East

The Christmas holiday is only days away and millions of people are already packing their bags to go over the river and through the woods.  Two storms may, however, disrupt travel in one of the busiest travel periods of the year, one in which 98.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home, according to the Automobile Association of America.
While it’s too early to forecast how much snow …

Aer Lingus Rejects Takeover Bid by British Airways Parent IAG

Aer Lingus Rejects Takeover Bid by British Airways Parent IAG

British Airways parent IAG confirmed it had “submitted a proposal to make an offer” for Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, and that it had been rejected by Aer Lingus’ board of directors.  IAG said that it had no specific plans to revise its offer.
“There can be no certainty that any further proposal or offer will be forthcoming,” the airline said in a statement
Aer Lingus said it had rejected the takeover …

Malaysia Airlines Hits Milestone with 100th Boeing 737

Malaysia Airlines Hits Milestone with 100th Boeing 737

Malaysia Airlines announced that it took delivery of its 100th Boeing 737 aircraft, a Next Generation 737-800, on Friday.
The plane is configured with Boeing Sky Interior, which features LED lighting, sculpted sidewalls, and larger pivoting overhead bins.
The carrier took delivery of its first 737, a 737-200, in 1972.  Since then, the airline has operated 737-200s, 300s, 400s, 500s, and 800s.  The airline’s fleet also includes 747-400s and 777-200ERs.
Boeing has delivered …