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American Airlines to Add Service to Budapest and Prague from Philly

American Airlines to Add Service to Budapest and Prague from Philly

American Airlines said it will offer seasonal service to Budapest and Prague from its hub in Philadelphia starting next year. In addition, the carrier said it will add service from Chicago to Venice, Italy.
The three new flights will operate between May 4, 2018 and October 27.
Flights to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport will leave Philadelphia at 6:25 p.m. and arrive the following day at 9:35 a.m. Flights destined for Prague …

Terrorists to Target Trains

Terrorists to Target Trains

Trains and train stations in the United States appear to have become a possible new target for Islamic terrorists. In Al Qaeda’s newest issue of its online propaganda magazine “Inspire,” the terrorist group offers details on how to blow up and derail trains with a stated goal of striking fear in commuters and the traveling public.
As a response, the Transportation Security Administration recently provided additional guidance to train operators on …

Major Renovation Project Completed at Chicago O’Hare Embassy Suites

Major Renovation Project Completed at Chicago O’Hare Embassy Suites

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced that the completion of a $10 million renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont.
As part of the work, the property’s guestrooms were outfitted with new furniture and artwork. All of the rooms’ bathtubs received new tiling, and some were converted into walk-in showers, which are increasingly popular.
The work included refurbishments to the hotel’s atrium, pool, fitness center, lobby, and elevators. In addition, …

New Boutique Hotel to Open in Chicago’s South Side

New Boutique Hotel to Open in Chicago’s South Side

Smart Hotels announced that it plans to open Sophy, a new boutique hotel in Chicago, next summer.
The property will be located in the city’s South Side at 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The hotel will have 98 guestrooms.
The design of the property was inspired by the 1983 World’s Columbian Exposition, and will include elements such as barn doors on the private dining space. The hotel …

Norwegian to Begin New Flights to Chicago, Boston, Oakland

Norwegian to Begin New Flights to Chicago, Boston, Oakland

Norwegian Air announced that it plans to launch new routes from London and Paris to the United States next year.
On March 25, the carrier will begin four weekly flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from London Gatwick. On March 27, the airline will begin thrice-weekly service to Boston’s Logan International Airport from the capital of the United Kingdom.
Norwegian will launch service from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to Newark on …

La Quinta Inn and Suites – Chicago Downtown Unveils Extensive Renovations

La Quinta Inn and Suites – Chicago Downtown Unveils Extensive Renovations

La Quinta Hotels announced the completion of a multi million-dollar refurbishment at the La Quinta Inn and Suites – Chicago Downtown.
As part of the renovation project, the hotel was outfitted with a completely new interior, while all of its 239 guestrooms were given new contemporary designs, including new furniture and linens, flooring, artwork, lighting, and wall coverings.
The lobby of the hotel now has new check-in counters, seating areas, and tables …

Lufthansa to Add More Destinations from Frankfurt, Munich

Lufthansa to Add More Destinations from Frankfurt, Munich

Lufthansa announced that it plans to offer new flights from both Frankfurt and Munich next summer, as well as increase its flights to existing destinations.
The carrier will begin service between Frankfurt and San Diego next year, with five weekly flights between the two cities.
From Munich, Lufthansa plans to begin new service to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Beijing. The carrier will use Airbus A380 aircraft to operate the new routes.
In …