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Sultan of Brunei Making Bid for Plaza Hotel and Grosvenor House

Sultan of Brunei Making Bid for Plaza Hotel and Grosvenor House

The Sultan of Brunei is reportedly preparing a bid for New York’s Plaza and Dreamhotel Downtown hotels as well as the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, the Times of London reported.  The properties are all controlled by a jailed Indian industrialist.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah currently owns several luxury hotels through his Dorchester Group including the Beverly Hills Hotel.  These properties have come under fire recently following the enactment of harsh new …

JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Opens in China

JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Opens in China

Marriott announced the opening of a new JW Marriott property in Zhengzhou, the capital city of China’s Henan Province.  The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is located on the top floors of the 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza, the tallest building in central China.
The hotel’s 416 guestrooms and suites are located on the 41st to 55th floor of the building, and each have ergonomic workspaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a panoramic …

JW Marriott to Debut New Signature Spa

JW Marriott to Debut New Signature Spa

Marriott announced plans to launch the Spa by JW later this year.  The new signature spa will debut at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown in September.
The offering will provide guests with a variety of full-service and express spa options, including 60- or 90-minute massages, full body treatments, facials, and nail services.
The facility will also have express suites offering 12- to 25-minute, on-demand services to guests.  The express suites will feature …

What You Read in the First Half of 2014

Just one glass, please!

As we pass the year’s midway point, let’s look back at the most popular news and features we brought you in the first six months of 2014.  From surveys and flight reviews to new regulations on mobile device use in the cockpit, here are the articles that caught our readers’ attention.
NEWS STORIES
1.)       American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200.  The airline’s last two 767s in service enjoyed a well-earned retirement …

New Renaissance Hotel Opens in Denver

New Renaissance Hotel Opens in Denver

Marriott announced the opening of a new Renaissance brand hotel in Denver, Colorado. The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center hotel is located in the city’s financial district and occupies a historic 1915 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places that formerly housed the Colorado National Bank.
The eight-story hotel has 221 guestrooms and nine suites, and hosts a restaurant and bar serving cuisine sourced from local ingredients. …

Marriott to Begin New Summer Promotion

Marriott to Begin New Summer Promotion

Marriott announced its new Marriott Rewards Getaway Bonus Promotion.
During the campaign, members of the company’s Marriott Rewards hotel loyalty program will be eligible to earn double points, up to 25,000, after their second paid stay, at participating hotels between June 1 and August 31.
In order to be eligible for the promotion, members must register online by July 31.
The offer is available at more than 3,800 participating …

Renovations Unveiled at Princeton Hotel

Renovations Unveiled at Princeton Hotel

Marriott announced that it completed refurbishing the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal hotel in Princeton, New Jersey. The property’s guestrooms, suites, and guest hallways were upgraded as part of the renovations, which took three months to complete.
Guestrooms now feature a new décor with natural tones, desks and chairs, and bathrooms with granite countertops and a selection of Thann bath amenities. Each room also has a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a 32” …