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Park Hyatt New York Opens its Doors

Park Hyatt New York Opens its Doors

Hyatt announced that its new flagship property, the Park Hyatt New York, opened on Monday.
The hotel is located within walking distance of Central Park and across the street from Carnegie Hall on West 57th Street. Park Hyatt New York occupies the first 25 floors of the 90-story One57 skyscraper designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and located in midtown Manhattan.
It has a total of 210 guest rooms, each 475 square …

Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt announced it will open a new property in Midtown Manhattan this October.  The Hyatt Herald Square New York will be located in the Herald Square neighborhood of the city, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
The hotel’s lobby will have separate areas with different themes, including a lounge designed like a library, an espresso bar, a shop offering snacks, a work area with tables for writing, a dedicated concierge desk, and …

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …

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 …

Delta Shuttle to Fly Boeing 717s Between Boston and New York

Delta Shuttle to Fly Boeing 717s Between Boston and New York

Delta Air Lines announced multiple changes to the Delta Shuttle that links New York and Boston.
Starting November 2, Delta will operate the shuttle using larger mainline Boeing 717 planes instead of regional jets.  It will also relocate Boston arrivals and departures from the storied Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia to Terminal C of the airport.  Delta took over much of Terminal C when it swapped takeoff and landing slots with US …

Airlines Cancel Flights, Issue Waivers, Ahead of Major Northeast Storm

Airlines Cancel Flights, Issue Waivers, Ahead of Major Northeast Storm

A late summer storm is expected to move in on the northeast United States Tuesday night, bringing with it potential multiple inches of rain in some places, as well as numerous flight delays and cancellations.
Several airlines have already issued travel waivers, including Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, for passengers traveling to, from, or through various airports on the east coast and in the Northeast.
The storm is likely to bring …

American Express Centurion Lounge Opens at LaGuardia

American Express Centurion Lounge Opens at LaGuardia

New York LaGuardia Airport announced the opening of its new American Express Centurion Lounge in the airport’s Terminal B.  The 5,000-square-foot (465-square-meter) lounge is open to Platinum and Centurion Card members at no charge, while other American Express cardholders can purchase a day pass for $50.
The lounge features locally inspired cuisine by New York chef Cedric Vongerichten, a selection of the city’s specialty cocktails and wine, and workspaces with high-speed …