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New DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Rockland County, N.Y.

New DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Rockland County, N.Y.

Hilton announced the opening of a new DoubleTree by Hilton property in Nanuet, New York, approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of New York City.
The four-story hotel has 156 guestrooms, and offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet.  The property also has a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool and hot tub.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s Windsor Grille Bar and Lounge, which serves menu items such as steak and seafood, or …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced two new routes between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The flights are part of the airlines’ joint business venture and are set to launch next year.
On May 1, 2016, Delta will begin non-stop summer seasonal service between Salt Lake City, Utah and London, England, followed by non-stop service on May 26 between New York City and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Flights will depart …

LaGuardia Celebrates Completion of Central Terminal Renovations

LaGuardia Celebrates Completion of Central Terminal Renovations

LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal redevelopment project is finally coming to an end.
The first wave of renovations at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal was completed ten months ago and the final wave of the project is nearing completion.
The Central Terminal, also known as Terminal B, is slated for replacement as part of the $4 billion construction project that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last month but, in the interim, it received …

LaGuardia Airport Perimeter Rule ‘Under Review’

LaGuardia Airport Perimeter Rule ‘Under Review’

LaGuardia Airport’s perimeter rule, which limits the distance of most of its flights, may be up for reconsideration in the wake of its planned redevelopment.
The rule is “under review,” Ron Marsico, a Port Authority spokesman, told Frequent Business Traveler on Monday.  The agency “is studying the potential impacts of changing the longstanding perimeter rule at LaGuardia Airport,” he added.
Put into place in the 1950s to protect what is now John …

Hertz to Shutter 24/7 Hourly Rental Service

Hertz to Shutter 24/7 Hourly Rental Service

Hertz announced plans to close its 24/7 hourly car rental unit.  The operation was previously known as Hertz on Demand and, earlier, as Connect by Hertz.
Citing weak demand, the Florida-based company, which operates in 145 countries, said it will exit the rental-by-the-hour business on August 31, 2015.
Hertz 24/7 was launched in December 2008 and has been available in major cities including New York, Berlin, London, and Paris, as well as …

1 Hotel Central Park Opens in Manhattan

1 Hotel Central Park Opens in Manhattan

SH Group announced the opening of a new 1 Hotels property in New York City.  The 1 Hotel Central Park is located at the corner of West 58 Street and 6 Avenue, one block away from Central Park.
The hotel has 229 guestrooms and suites, each with hemp-bended mattresses, furniture made by local craftsmen, terrariums, yoga mats, and water filters in all taps, sinks, and showers.  Bathrooms offer walk-in showers and …

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

New York’s LaGuardia Airport will get more than a makeover, based on a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday.
The $4 billion plan calls for demolishing the existing terminals and building one massive new terminal the length of two football fields approximately 600 feet (183 meters) closer to the Grand Central Parkway.  The relocation will give the airport badly needed space for flight operations and taxiways.
“There is no way to …