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InterContinental Adds 9 U.K. Hotels to Portfolio

InterContinental Adds 9 U.K. Hotels to Portfolio

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the addition of nine hotels in the United Kingdom to its portfolio.
The move comes as the result of an agreement with Convivio, formerly Foncière des Régions, to take over 12 existing properties and one planned hotel.
The hotelier will open four Kimpton hotels in the city centers of London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.  The London property, currently the Principal, which opened in 1898, is located in Bloomsbury …

Uber Regains Taxi License in London Following Appeal

Uber Regains Taxi License in London Following Appeal

Ride-hailing service Uber won its appeal on Tuesday to continue operating in London.
A judge for the Westminster Magistrates’ Court gave the green light for the company to receive a probationary license that requires a review after 15 months. A standard taxi license is for five years.
In September 2017, the London transportation authority, Transport for London, declined to renew Uber’s license due to governance issues.
“We will continue to work with TfL …

Norwegian to Offer Flights from London Gatwick to Tampa

Norwegian to Offer Flights from London Gatwick to Tampa

Norwegian Air said it plans to offer new non-stop service between Tampa and London starting this fall.
The twice-weekly service will operate from London Gatwick Airport to Tampa International Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The airline also plans to increase the frequency of its London flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale during the winter season.
Norwegian will operate the new route using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The planes are equipped with 35 seats in …

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will begin new and additional flights from London Heathrow.
The carrier will launch a new London-Las Vegas route on March 31, which will be operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline will also add a second daily flight to its London-Boston route on this date. The service will be operated using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
In addition, Virgin will bring back its seasonal London Heathrow-Barbados route, which will …

InterContinental Hotels to Launch New Luxury Brand, Add 13 Properties to Portfolio

InterContinental Hotels to Launch New Luxury Brand, Add 13 Properties to Portfolio

InterContinental Hotels Group announced a deal with Foncière des Régions to rebrand and manage 13 hotels in the United Kingdom as well as plans to launch a new upscale hotel brand in the coming year.
The list of hotels includes the Principal London, the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, the Principal Edinburgh George Street, the Principal York, De Vere Oxford Thames, the Grand Birmingham, and the Principal Manchester. In total it includes …

Delta, Virgin Announce Updated Summer Schedule for Flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow

Delta, Virgin Announce Updated Summer Schedule for Flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow

Delta Air Lines announced the release of it joint summer schedule with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Delta will resume its non-stop flights from Portland and Salt Lake City to London Heathrow on April 1 and May 3, respectively.
Virgin Atlantic will add a sixth daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow, while Delta will switch to Airbus A330 aircraft, for their larger capacity, on that …

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London – Review

If you want to enter the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, you really should go around to the back to the elegant courtyard entrance on Park Street.
Built in 1929 on the site of the Gloucester House, originally home to George III’s brother and later the Grosvenor family, the Grosvenor House is one of England’s grandest and most historic hotels. Queen Elizabeth learnt to skate here, specifically in the Great Room, …