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The Langley Hotel, A Country Manor in Buckinghamshire, Opens its Doors to Guests

The Langley Hotel, A Country Manor in Buckinghamshire, Opens its Doors to Guests

Marriott International announced the opening of the Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire.
The new 41-key country manor is located in Langley Park in Buckinghamshire. It occupies two buildings, the historic former hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough and the adjacent 18th-century Brew House.
The hunting lodge was built between 1756 and 1760 and a six-year, multi-million dollar renovation restored the building’s historic, original features. …

U.K. ePassport Gates Now Open to U.S. and Canadian Citizens

U.K. ePassport Gates Now Open to U.S. and Canadian Citizens

The United Kingdom opened its ePassport gates, or e-gates, to travelers from the United States and Canada.
The list of countries whose citizens are now eligible to use the e-gates, also includes Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea.
In addition, the United Kingdom is discontinuing the use of landing cards for all travelers, regardless of nationality.
“The expanded access to ePassport gates and the withdrawal of landing cards is part of …

WestJet to Offer Dreamliner Service from Calgary to Maui and Toronto to London

WestJet to Offer Dreamliner Service from Calgary to Maui and Toronto to London

Low-cost Canadian carrier WestJet announced additional routes for its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The Dreamliner made its debut in the airline’s fleet at the end of April with the launch of non-stop service from Calgary to London.
WestJet said it will offer Dreamliner service on its Toronto-London route starting this winter and that it will also add non-stop Dreamliner service between Calgary and Maui.
The high-tech aircraft will replace the …

WestJet Inaugurates First Dreamliner with Service to London

WestJet Inaugurates First Dreamliner with Service to London

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet launched its new Dreamliner service from Calgary to London’s Gatwick Airport Sunday evening.
The inaugural flight, WS1, departed Calgary International Airport at 7:29 p.m. local time and touched down at Gatwick Airport at 11:11 a.m. local time, arriving at the gate at 11:18.
The flight “marks new chapter in WestJet’s global strategy,” the airline said in a statement.
The airline’s first Dreamliner is christened Clive Beddoe after the airline’s …

Nobu Hotel to Open in London’s West End

Nobu Hotel to Open in London’s West End

Nobu Hospitality announced it will open a new property, the Nobu Hotel, in London in 2020.
The hotel will have 239 guestrooms and suites, and will house a Nobu restaurant. The property will also have a ballroom and various meeting and event rooms.
Nobu Hotel will be located in London’s West End, in Portman Square.
Nobu, which started with a single restaurant in New York City in 1994, now has 17 properties. The …

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service to London from New York and Boston

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service to London from New York and Boston

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer non-stop service from both New York City and Boston to London, with service starting in 2021.
The news was announced at an employee event at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The airline will operate the flights using Airbus A321LR or Long Range aircraft. London will be the airline’s first European destination.
The New York-based airline said it has not yet determined which airport in …

Hertz to Offer Jaguars and Land Rovers as Part of New ‘British Collection’

Hertz to Offer Jaguars and Land Rovers as Part of New ‘British Collection’

Hertz announced that Hertz Europe will offer Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles as part of the new British Collection package.
The British Collection offers customers a variety of British automobiles including the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar F Pace, E Pace, XE, and XF.
In addition, it offers a British-themed lounge upon arrival. The lounge features furniture from Tom Dixon, an interior design company, and a botanical drink from Seedlip, a …