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Park Hyatt Hotel to Open in Vienna

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open in Vienna

Hyatt announced it will open a new Park Hyatt property in Vienna, Austria, on June 1 of this year. The Park Hyatt Vienna will be located in the city’s Golden Quarter, in a 100-year-old building that once housed the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank.
The hotel will have 143 guest rooms and 35 suites. The property will also include four dining establishments, a pool, fitness center, spa, and 6,900 square feet (641 …

Air China to Launch Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona Service

Air China to Launch Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona Service

Air China announced that it would commence Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona service beginning May 5 of this year. The new route will operate four times a week, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Flights from Beijing will depart at 2:10 a.m., and will arrive in Vienna at 6:10 a.m.  Flights will then arrive in Barcelona at 9:25 a.m.  The service will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights from Barcelona will depart at 11:25 a.m., arriving in …

How to Plan a European Delivery Trip

How to Plan a European Delivery Trip

One of the great joys in traveling is flying off to a distant destination and then embarking upon a drive.  While many people rely on rental cars for this purpose, it’s possible to travel to several European countries, pick up your very own car at the factory, and drive around the continent before returning home and parking a brand new car in your garage.
The programs have various names, including European …

2013: The Year in Pictures

2013: The Year in Pictures

From sunsets in remote tropical islands to a mountain lake, Frequent Business Traveler presents some of the best photographs of 2013. The photos cover our editorial staff’s travels from the Pacific Northwest to Japan to South America to Central Europe.

Interior of Auditório Ibirapuera in São Paulo, a concert hall designed by Oscar Niemeyer

Sunset takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport.

 The London Eye.

Štrbské pleso, a mountain lake on the Slovak side of …

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel Debuts New Guestrooms

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel Debuts New Guestrooms

The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel in Austria unveiled its newly-renovated guestrooms.  The hotel began renovations on all of its 339 rooms in May earlier this year.
The rooms now offer large work spaces, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and in-room safes.  The bathrooms now have shower and tub combos.
Each room also received new carpeting and wallpaper.  In addition, the rooms now have high-speed Internet access.
The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2013

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2013

On August 2, 1909, the U. S. Army purchased its first airplane, the Wright Flyer,
from the Wright brothers for $30,000. The price included a $5,000 bonus because the airplane exceeded the Army’s speed requirement of 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour).
Glenn Hammond Curtiss became the first American to claim the recognized absolute speed record at the world’s first air meet, the Grande Semaine d’Aviation in Reims, France, on …

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna – Hotel Review

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna – Hotel Review

Having grown up partially in Vienna, I immediately knew where the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna hotel was situated when I first read about its planned opening.  What I didn’t know was that it had been built as a hotel over a century ago for the 1873 Weltausstellung Wien (World Exposition Vienna), albeit a hotel that had never opened.   Over a hundred years later – this past March – the hotel …