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Hyatt House Düsseldorf to Open in Germany

Hyatt House Düsseldorf to Open in Germany

Hyatt announced that it plans to open a new hotel in Düsseldorf next January. The Hyatt House Düsseldorf will be the first of the brand’s properties to open in Germany.
The hotel will be part of the Andreas Quartier, a former courthouse being redeveloped, located 15 minutes from Düsseldorf International Airport. The property will have 102 apartment-style kitchen suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi. Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The hotel …

Germany Marks 500 Years of “Reinheitsgebot” Beer Purity Law

Spaten beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Five hundred years ago, what is believed to be the first consumer protection law, the Reinheitsgebot – Germany’s Beer Purity Law – was enacted.
The Bavarian law, which went into effect on April 23, 1516, limited the ingredients that could be used to produce beer to water, barley, and hops. It also set the price of beer and threatened confiscation for any brewer violating the Reinheitsgebot. Wheat, which was later allowed, …

Lufthansa Restarts Munich-Denver Service

Lufthansa Restarts Munich-Denver Service

Lufthansa announced that it relaunched its route between Munich and Denver, Colorado. The carrier will operate the service five times a week.
Flights are scheduled to depart Munich Airport at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Denver International Airport at 2:30 p.m. From Denver, flights will depart at 4:05 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive back in Munich at 10:05 …

Munich Airport to Open New Satellite Terminal

Munich Airport to Open New Satellite Terminal

Munich Airport announced that its new satellite terminal will open to passengers on April 26.
The new terminal, a joint venture between the airport and Lufthansa, serves as an extension of Terminal 2 and will add 27 new gates for boarding, eliminating the need for most bus transportation. It is the country’s first midfield terminal and was designed by Koch + Partner.
Facilities in the new terminal,which will be used by Lufthansa …

Workers at Major German Airports Plan Strike for Wednesday, Numerous Flight Delays and Cancellations Expected

Workers at Major German Airports Plan Strike for Wednesday, Numerous Flight Delays and Cancellations Expected

Airport workers at Germany’s biggest airports are planning to go on strike this week and travelers will pay the price with the disruptions that will follow.
The strike will take place Wednesday at airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, and Dortmund, and partially in Hannover. Workers are demanding a 6% wage increase.
“We are giving early notice of the strike so that passengers can make other plans,” said union official Christine Behle. The …

PR Chief: New Berlin Airport Unlikely to Open Before 2018

PR Chief: New Berlin Airport Unlikely to Open Before 2018

Berlin Brandenburg Airport, originally slated to open in 2012, will most likely not see its first passenger flight until 2018 at the earliest.
The new international airport, which has been plagued by corruption, construction delays, and poor planning and execution, is adjacent to Berlin Schönefeld Airport, 11 miles (18 kilometers) south of the German capital’s city center. The new airport was intended to replace both Schönefeld and Berlin Tegel, giving the …

Moxy Munich Airport Hotel Opens in Germany

Moxy Munich Airport Hotel Opens in Germany

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Moxy brand hotel in Munich, Germany. The Moxy Munich Airport is located five minutes from the city’s airport.
The Moxy Munich Airport has 252 guestrooms, each outfitted with what the brand calls sound-reducing walls, as well as 42” LCD TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Each room also has a floor-to-ceiling art piece, and glass shelving and open closets.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s 24-hour …