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Marriott Hotel Park Lane Completes Major Renovation

Marriott Hotel Park Lane Completes Major Renovation

Marriott International announced the completion of an extensive refurbishment project at the Marriott Hotel Park Lane in London.
The redesigned guest rooms feature a lighter and more airy décor with cream-colored accents, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate tub, and Floris toiletries.
The updated Executive Lounge features dark woods and offers guests a meeting room as well as multiple food presentations throughout the day.
The hotel, which features a 24-hour fitness …

British Airways to Offer Non-Stop Seasonal Service Linking London and Charleston

British Airways to Offer Non-Stop Seasonal Service Linking London and Charleston

British Airways announced plans to offer twice-weekly seasonal service between London and Charleston, South Carolina.
The new service will launch on April 4, 2019 and continue through October 29.
BA will operate the service using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. These planes have 35 business-class seats in the Club World cabin, 25 premium economy seats in World Traveller Plus, and 154 seats in coach.
The fully lie-flat seats in Club World are 20” wide …

Virgin Atlantic to Operate Pride Flight with LGBTQ Crew

Virgin Atlantic to Operate Pride Flight with LGBTQ Crew

Virgin Atlantic announced it will operate a special flight from London to New York City in honor of WorldPride next June.
The flight will be hosted by Netflix star Tituss Burgess and will be operated by an LGBTQ crew.
The special voyage will travel from London Heathrow Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport on June 28, 2019, coinciding with WorldPride as that event marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
“We’re going …

Hyatt to Open Third Hyatt Place in London

Hyatt to Open Third Hyatt Place in London

Hyatt announced plans on Friday for a Hyatt Place in central London.
The Hyatt Place London City/East will offer 280 rooms and will be the seventh Hyatt-branded property in the United Kingdom and the third Hyatt Place in London.
The new hotel will have a lounge and terrace on the ninth floor looking out onto the city, an inner courtyard, flexible meeting room designs, and a gym. It will also have a grab-and-go …

World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …

First Kimpton Hotel to Open in London Next Month

First Kimpton Hotel to Open in London Next Month

InterContinental Hotels Group announced it will open its first Kimpton in the United Kingdom with the debut of the Kimpton Fitzroy London next month.
Formerly the Principal London, a Covivio property, the Kimpton Fitzroy London is located in the city’s Bloomsburg neighborhood in an 1898 building designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll, an English architect of the Victorian and Edwardian eras who designed the nearby Hotel Russell, the Imperial Hotel in Russell …

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …