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JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc Announce Interline Agreement

JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc Announce Interline Agreement

JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco, have entered into an interline agreement. The new arrangement will connect the two airlines’ networks and allow new flight options for travelers between Africa and the Americas.
The agreement allows customers to book single-ticket trips that combine flights on both airlines, as well as experience one-stop baggage check-in for transfers between the two carriers at New York’s JFK. In addition, the …

Choice Hotels Opens Hotel de Point

Choice Hotels Opens Hotel de Point

Choice Hotels International has opened Hotel de Point, a boutique hotel in Flushing, Queens, New York. The hotel is the newest addition to the Ascend Hotel Collection, a network of over 75 upscale independent hotels open or under development in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean.
The 114 rooms have muted grey, cream, and white colors, with brightly colored floor-to-ceiling wall art of nature-inspired designs. There are custom …

Hyatt Announces New Hyatt Credit Card Benefits

Hyatt Announces New Hyatt Credit Card Benefits

Hyatt and Chase Card Services announced new benefits for holders of the Hyatt Credit Card, including the ability to earn free nights and Hyatt Gold Passport points.
Cardholders will now receive two Hyatt Gold Passport points per dollar spent on the card at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies. Cardholders will also receive two stay credits and five night credits toward Diamond status …

JetBlue Begins Work on JFK Terminal Expansion

JetBlue Begins Work on JFK Terminal Expansion

JetBlue has begun work on expanding Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2015.
Included in the new Terminal 5 will be an International Arrivals Hall with full U.S. Custom and Federal Inspection Services, six international arrivals gates (three new and three converted from the existing Terminal 5), two additional baggage claim belts, and circulation paths. The 150,000 square foot extension to …

Hotel Chandler Undergoes $10 Million Renovation

Hotel Chandler Undergoes $10 Million Renovation

With a $10 million renovation nearly complete, the Hotel Chandler of New York announced details of its new and updated features. Owned and operated by Triumph Hotels, the 138-room property includes suites that feature classic bay windows, rich cherry wood armoires, tufted headboards, rainfall showerheads, and four-poster beds. The property is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Interior designer Jane Capellini redesigned the hotel’s lobby, cocktail and wine …

Virgin America Expands Service to Palm Springs

Virgin America Expands Service to Palm Springs

Virgin America has announced that it will expand its service to Palm Springs from both San Francisco and New York. The airline’s new seasonal flight schedule includes a new weekly Saturday flight, as well as the first, nonstop flight from New York City to Palm Springs.
The new service will go into effect starting Saturday, December 22, 2012, with a departure time of 10:55 a.m. from New York’s John F. Kennedy …

New York’s Radisson Lexington Hotel Goes Independent

New York’s Radisson Lexington Hotel Goes Independent

Highgate Hotels has announced that the Radisson Lexington Hotel has been renamed the Lexington New York City, and is now an independently operated property. The 712-room hotel on Manhattan’s East Side will also undergo an extensive and multi-million dollar renovation.
Dash Design, a New York-based interior architecture and design company, will create an original look that blends the history of the building with a contemporary expression of New York. The goal …