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DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Opens on the Banks of the River Thames

DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Opens on the Banks of the River Thames

Hilton announced the opening of a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in London, England.  The DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands is the 11th DoubleTree hotel in the London area.
The property has 378 guestrooms, each with LCD TVs. Seventeen different meeting rooms, the largest of which is 3,256 square feet (302 square meters), are located on the premises.
Guests can dine at Columbia, an all-day restaurant offering international cuisine, as well as …

Lobby Bar – May 29: Spirit Animals, Cars Made of Glass, and Affectionate Biting Habits

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Lobby Bar – A Truth-Defying Summary of FBT News and Views
Free plus tax.  There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but FBT safety experts have concluded that wearing your seatbelt in the back of a taxicab is free and could save your life.  (Disclaimer: seatbelt is free only with the purchase of a ride valued at $2.50 or greater, seatbelt cannot be removed from cab, batteries …

New Garden Lounge Opens at Corinthia Hotel London

New Garden Lounge Opens at Corinthia Hotel London

The Corinthia Hotel London unveiled a new garden lounge on the property.
The lounge is outfitted columns adorned with gold, cream, red, terracotta, and grey handcrafted mosaics by French artist Mathilde Jonquiere, while a glass canopy hangs above.  The lounge also has two fires places on either end, and guests can sit at circular tables with umbrellas.
Over 53 varieties of cigars are available in the lounge, as well as a bar …

Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living, London, England – Hotel Review

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While a stay at a hotel can be a treat, frequent visitors to a city may want something that reminds them of home, or perhaps even a more luxurious version of home. Such is the case with Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living, situated on Park Lane overlooking Hyde Park in London’s Mayfair district.
I arrived at the property midway through a longer-than-usual stay in London, looking forward to a home …

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that it plans to launch a new route to Croatia in May, as well as new service to Las Vegas and various destinations in the Caribbean beginning in November.  In addition, the carrier said that it will increase its service between London Gatwick and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport later this year.
Beginning May 24, Norwegian will offer once-weekly …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.
Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five …

American Airlines Business Class New York-London – Review

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American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to operate the Boeing 777-300ER just over two years ago and now has 17 in service, with three more on order. The largest plane in American’s fleet, the 777-300ER provides 304 seats in four separate cabins.  Eight of those seats are in first class and are designated as Flagship Suites.  Fifty-two are in business class, with 30 in Main Cabin Extra, a separate …