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Starwood Opens Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Starwood Opens Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Starwood announced the opening of the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, located on Kuta Beach in Bali.  Situated on the Indian Ocean just three miles from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, the hotel is part of a shopping destination that comprises over 200 retail outlets in an open-air space.
The resort includes 203 guestrooms and suites, ranging from 105 to 869 square feet, and each with a private balcony.  There is also …

Tech Outages: Facebook Offline, Gmail and Google Services Down

Tech Outages: Facebook Offline, Gmail and Google Services Down

Gmail, which has gone down multiple times in the past several years, was down earlier today.  The outage included other Google services such as Google Play, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Chrome Sync.  Some Chrome browser users reported on Twitter that loading Gmail would crash their browsers during the outage.
It was not clear as to how many users were impacted.  Some did report that they were able to use Gmail …

Virgin Atlantic to Offer Short-Haul Domestic Flying Within U.K.

Virgin Atlantic to Offer Short-Haul Domestic Flying Within U.K.

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to launch short-haul flights within the United Kingdom starting in the Spring of 2013.  This will add 24 daily domestic flights to the airline’s network.
Six of the new flights will be between London Heathrow and Edinburgh, and three will be between London Heathrow and Aberdeen, Scotland.  These flights are set to begin in April 2013.  In addition, three daily roundtrip flights between London Heathrow and …

InterContinental Opens Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County

InterContinental Opens Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, following its conversion from an independent brand, the Hotel Hanford.  Situated in Costa Mesa, California, various destinations such as Disneyland, John Wayne Airport, golf courses, and museums are located nearby.
The interior of the hotel is designed to reflect a relaxed Southern California atmosphere.  There are 224 rooms, six of which are suites.  All rooms feature complimentary …

Turkish Airlines Orders 15 Boeing 777-300ERs

Turkish Airlines Orders 15 Boeing 777-300ERs

Turkish Airlines has finalized an order with Boeing for 15 777-300ER aircraft. The order, worth $4.7 billion, includes options for five additional 777-300ERs, and is the largest aircraft order in the airline’s history.
Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will have a three-class configuration and seat up to 386 passengers.  The 777-300ER  has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles, and is the best selling 777 variant.
Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier …

Four Seasons Announces New Hotel in Turkey

Four Seasons Announces New Hotel in Turkey

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for a new hotel in Cesme, Turkey, near Alacati.  Set to open in 2016 on the coast of Turkey’s Izmir province, the Four Seasons Resort Cesme will be the company’s third property in the country.
Cesme is well known to locals as a vacation spot thanks to its rich culture, therapeutic thermal springs, local cuisine, and nearby vineyards.
The hotel will have 130 suites …

The Oberoi, Bangalore Completes Major Renovation

The Oberoi, Bangalore Completes Major Renovation

The Oberoi, Bangalore has unveiled 86 newly renovated guest rooms.  In addition, the hotel also introduced new in-room technology.
The rooms now have a palette of beige, gold, caramel, and royal ink blue tones, and feature silk, leather, wood, and white marble furnishings.  In addition, there is polished brass in the coffee tables, and modern artwork and lamps.
The bathrooms now include features such as motorized blinds in white marble, a standalone …