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Royal Lancaster London Completes Extensive Renovations

Royal Lancaster London Completes Extensive Renovations

The Royal Lancaster London hotel announced it had completed an £80 million ($104 million) renovation project of the mid-century building while reclaiming its original name.
As part of the work, the hotel’s façade was redesigned to emphasize the double-height reception area. The lobby was redone in white marble and gained a new bar, the Hyde Lobby Bar.
All of the property’s 411 guestrooms and suites were refurbished in a …

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it will begin new non-stop service between London and Qingdao, China on November 17. The carrier will operate the service twice a week.
Flights will depart Qingdao Liuting International Airport at 3:05 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and will arrive at London Heathrow International Airport at 7:50 p.m. From London, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 5:30 p.m. the …

The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

Sometimes a hotel just isn’t merely a hotel, just like a flight isn’t just a flight or a city isn’t just another city.
They are special places that we want to return to again and again. In our opinion, they are the best of the best, from sprawling estates to classic old-world hotels in town, from airlines that treat you as a welcome guest to plays and musicals that you simply …

London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

Londoners and visitors alike are preparing for a 24-hour London Underground strike on October 5.
The Tube, as it is called, not only serves commuters but also visitors arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The union representing the system’s drivers, Aslef, has called for a walkout starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday over a dispute about work practices.
Transport for London, which manages the Tube, said that the job action would lead to “large-scale disruption.” …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Update Summer Schedules on London Flights

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Update Summer Schedules on London Flights

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announced updates to their 2018 summer schedules between the United States and the United Kingdom.
As part of the schedule change, Delta will begin using Airbus A330 aircraft on its service to London Heathrow from Atlanta, Detroit, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 24, 2018. The planes are equipped with 34 lie-flat seats in Delta One, arranged in a herringbone configuration, …

Uber Banned in London

Uber Banned in London

Ride-hailing company Uber will lose its license to operate in London at the end of September following a ruling by Transport for London.
TFL said the decision was made due to “public safety and security implications,” referencing the ride-sharing company’s approach to conducting background checks on drivers and reporting criminal offenses.
Uber meanwhile said it planned to appeal the decision. The company has 21 days to do so, and will be allowed …

London Underground Struck by Terrorist Attack

London Underground Struck by Terrorist Attack

London was hit by yet another terrorist attack Friday morning when an explosive device went off in a crowded London Underground train in Southwest London.
The incident occurred at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train coming from Wimbledon.
No deaths have been reported, although 22 people are in the hospital being treated for injuries mostly caused by panicked evacuation of the train.
BBC security corresponded Frank Gardner said that the …