5 Stories to Read this Weekend: August 2, 2014


As another weekend quickly approaches, we bring to you the most important highlights from the past week.  Don’t forget to take a look at these engaging and informative news and features before you head to the beach this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira paid a visit to the health-conscious Even Hotel Rockville in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this week.  Join Jonathan as he enjoys a tasty but nourishing breakfast, samples the hotel’s signature …

Elvis’ Lost BMW 507: A Special Exhibition at the BMW Museum


MUNICH – The King may be dead but the King’s car is back. BMW unveiled the mythical BMW 507 that originally belonged to singer Elvis Presley at a ceremony at the BMW Museum in Munich.
Called “Elvis’ 507: lost & found,” the special exhibit opened on Wednesday. It will be open to the public for two weeks and will feature the King’s original BMW 507 in its unrestored condition.  Following the …

Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City


Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

BMW announced it is adding street parking in San Francisco for its car-sharing program, DriveNow. The company will add 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to its fleet, which will be available on San Francisco streets and at 17 DriveNow locations in the Bay Area, including Palo Alto and both San Francisco and Oakland International Airport.
DriveNow was launched in Germany in 2011, and is a part of BMW i, BMW’s brand …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, and credit card loyalty program. Balloting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have a final opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel-related Web …

Report from the New York International Auto Show


NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers are showcasing dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace, will run through April 27.
The show highlights the rapidly increasing pace of change …

BMW Introduces X7 SUV, Expands U.S. Production

BMW Introduces X7 SUV, Expands U.S. Production

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — BMW unveiled plans today to significantly expand its factory in the United States and announced plans for a new larger SUV, the X7.
At a press conference held at the factory, Norbert Reithofer, the chairman of the automaker’s board of management, said that BMW will invest $1 billion in its expansion efforts.
The Munich-based automaker will “expand the plant’s annual production by 50% up to 450,000 vehicles by …