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Texas Hotel Group Calls for Revisiting ‘Do Not Disturb’ Sign Policies

Texas Hotel Group Calls for Revisiting ‘Do Not Disturb’ Sign Policies

In the wake of Sunday night’s attack in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association sent a notice to all of its member properties asking them to reconsider their policies for “Do Not Disturb” signs on hotel guests’ doors.
The request could result more frequent entries into a hotel room, and is a direct response to the incident in Las Vegas, when …

GM and Ford Announce Plans to Expand Lineup of Electric Models

GM and Ford Announce Plans to Expand Lineup of Electric Models

General Motors announced plans on Monday for 20 all-new all-electric vehicles. The automaker said it would introduce all 20 by 2023, including two within the next 18 months.
The General’s move was followed by an announcement by Ford, which said it would add 13 electrified models by the end of the decade. The Dearborn-based automaker plans to make a five-year investment of $4.5 billion in this endeavor.
“General Motors believes in an …

Mondrian Park Avenue Opens in Manhattan

Mondrian Park Avenue Opens in Manhattan

Journal Hotels announced the opening of the Mondrian Park Avenue hotel in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood.
The property is located in close proximity to Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building, and the Flatiron District.
The Mondrian Park Avenue is housed in an office building originally built in 1918. The property has 189 guestrooms and suites.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s restaurant, Cleo, which offers Eastern and Southern Mediterranean cuisine. Additionally, the property …

Delta Sees Load Factor Drop in September

Delta Sees Load Factor Drop in September

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for September 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 17.65 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.3% from 17.6 billion in September 2016.  Domestic traffic also rose 0.3%, up to 10.53 billion RPMs from 10.50 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 7.13 billion RPMs, a 0.3% rise from 7.1 billion RPMs the previous September.
Total system-wide …

London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

Londoners and visitors alike are preparing for a 24-hour London Underground strike on October 5.
The Tube, as it is called, not only serves commuters but also visitors arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The union representing the system’s drivers, Aslef, has called for a walkout starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday over a dispute about work practices.
Transport for London, which manages the Tube, said that the job action would lead to “large-scale disruption.” …

Las Vegas Hotel Shooter Kills 50 in One of the Most Deadly Such Incidents in U.S. History

Las Vegas Hotel Shooter Kills 50 in One of the Most Deadly Such Incidents in U.S. History

At least 58 people are reported dead and 515 others injured following a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel.
The shooter was a gunman on a high floor of the Las Vegas hotel from which he let loose a rapid-fire barrage in the direction of the outdoor concert venue.
“Currently the Clark County Fire Department is estimating the injuries to be well over 400,” …

Kempinski to Enhance its Discovery Guest Loyalty Program

Kempinski to Enhance its Discovery Guest Loyalty Program

Kempinski announced significant changes to its Discovery guest loyalty program, effective immediately.
The changes, which vary by elite status level, include preferential rates, early check-in times, discounts on dining in Kempinski hotel restaurants, a free third night voucher, complimentary parking, a discount on dry cleaning and complimentary pressing of two articles of clothing.
The Kempinski Discovery program has three levels: Gold, with zero to nine nights at a Kempinski or Global Hotel …