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Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels on Thursday announced a new room category, Kempinski Fit Room.
The new room type features a private workout area and be available at some of the hotelier’s leading properties.
The Fit Room will include a Technogym Bike and Technogym Case as part of a partnership with Technogym, a Cesena, Italy-based company that makes connected fitness gear. The case includes a foam roller, mobility ball, exercise mat, loop bands, and power bands, …

IHG Adds 4 New Even Hotels in U.S. and China

IHG Adds 4 New Even Hotels in U.S. and China

InterContinental Hotels Group announced four new Even Hotels, the hotelier’s wellness brand. The new properties are located in Colorado, Illinois, and Texas as well as in Shenzhen, China.
The health-oriented brand opened its first property outside the United States, the Even Hotels – Nanjing Yangtze River in China, in 2020.
Even Hotels promote fitness and health, and focus on the health-conscious traveler by helping guests stay active and eat healthier meals during …

Coronavirus News Update – April 13: U.S. Puts Johnson & Johnson Vaccine On Pause Amidst Blood Clotting Cases

Coronavirus News Update – April 13: U.S. Puts Johnson & Johnson Vaccine On Pause Amidst Blood Clotting Cases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson Jannsen single-dose vaccine after six recipients developed a rare blood clotting disorder within two weeks of receiving the vaccine. “We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the agency’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy …

Coronavirus News Update – March 4: ‘The Last Thing We Need Is Neanderthal Thinking’

Coronavirus News Update – March 4: ‘The Last Thing We Need Is Neanderthal Thinking’

President Joseph Biden said Wednesday that it’s a “big mistake” for states such as Texas and Mississippi to lift pandemic restrictions such as requiring the donning of face masks in public, as well as allowing dining establishments to open at full capacity. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that, ‘In the meantime, everyone’s fine, take off your mask,’” he said. “Forget it. It still matters.”
The president’s words are underscored …

Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center Debuts in China

Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center Debuts in China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in China.
The property has 325 guestrooms and suites, each with 55” LED TVs. Guests have access to the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center, as well as its outdoor and indoor pools.
Dining options include Kitchencraft, which offers Asian cuisine; NoDu, which features noodles and dumpling; Oingya, which serves authentic Chinese food; and the Lobby Lounge, which offers small dishes and cocktails.
The …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb 9: WHO Scientists Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab

Coronavirus News Update – Feb 9: WHO Scientists Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab

Dr. Li Wenliang, the first bold-faced name of the coronavirus pandemic, died one year ago at the age of 34 as a result of the virus.  Dr. Li had tried to warn his country and fellow countrymen but was silenced by the Chinese government.  More than one month before his death, he posted information online about the deadly virus killing untold number of patients at his hospital in Wuhan, only …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 8: Covid Lingers Over 2022 Winter Olympics, Was Super Bowl Superspreader?

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 8: Covid Lingers Over 2022 Winter Olympics, Was Super Bowl Superspreader?

The world crossed the 106 million mark for coronavirus cases over the weekend, as the United States hit 27.6 million.  The number of cases in the United States continues to decline: Officials there reported 87,889 new cases on February 7, a 31% 14-day decline.  The daily death toll also fell, albeit only by 8%.  The death toll is a lingering indicator, however, from the virus.
Health officials are concerned that celebrations …