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IHG Opens World’s Tallest Holiday Inn

IHG Opens World’s Tallest Holiday Inn

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District hotel. The property is the world’s tallest Holiday Inn hotel, at over than 453 feet (138 meters) tall.
The hotel has 492 rooms, and has views of the Hudson River and One World Trade Center.
The hotel’s restaurant, St. George Tavern, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District hotel is located near popular New York attractions, including the …

Virgin America Begins LaGuardia-Dallas Love Field Flights

Virgin America Begins LaGuardia-Dallas Love Field Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Dallas Love Field.  Flights operate four times daily.
From New York, flights depart at 7:00 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 3:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., and arrive in Dallas at 9:55 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., and 9:25 p.m., respectively.  Flights from Dallas depart at 7:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:25 p.m., and 4:40 p.m., and arrive in New York …

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of its Mint premium service on its route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
Mint offers passengers a premium cabin with a fully lie-flat seat.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into an 80”-long bed.  The remaining 12 seats in the cabin are 20.5” …

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …

LaGuardia Airport Completes First Wave of Central Terminal Renovations

LaGuardia Airport Completes First Wave of Central Terminal Renovations

The first wave of renovations at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal has been completed.
The Central Terminal, also known as Terminal B and slated for replacement by 2021, is getting upgraded air conditioning, escalators, restrooms, as well as new seating with charging stations in the food courts.
The airport’s developer, MarketPlace Development, announced Tuesday that multiple new shops and restaurants opened as part of the project.  The new stores include Eddie Bauer, Lacoste, …

New York Officials Plan Airbnb Crackdown

New York Officials Plan Airbnb Crackdown

New York City and New York State officials announced a joint enforcement initiative to shut down what they called “illegal hotels” on Thursday.
The crackdown is aimed squarely at short-term Airbnb rentals.  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman simultaneously released a report that found that up to 72% of Airbnb listings violate state and city laws.  New York City prohibits people from renting homes and apartments for fewer than 30 …

New York to Add Wi-Fi and Phone Service to Additional Subway Stations

New York to Add Wi-Fi and Phone Service to Additional Subway Stations

New York City transit officials said Tuesday that they would be adding mobile phone and Wi-Fi service to additional locations in the coming months.
The city will add service to 40 underground subway stops, with 11 in Manhattan and 29 in Queens. There are already 36 stations in Manhattan that have service. The story was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
The Wi-Fi service will be free. Royal Caribbean Cruises would …