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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 …

New York St. Regis Hotel Opens Bentley Motors Suite

New York St. Regis Hotel Opens Bentley Motors Suite

The St. Regis Hotel in New York has announced the debut of a new designer suite by Bentley Motors. The Bentley Motors Suite is the third in a collection of Designer Suites at the hotel, along with The Dior Suite and The Tiffany Suite.
Behind a set of double doors, the 1,700 square foot suite features cream and neutral tones and black leather tile floors, as well as a linen-colored, diamond-quilted …

LOT Announces Dreamliner Intercontinental Launch Dates

LOT Announces Dreamliner Intercontinental Launch Dates

LOT Polish Airlines announced the launch dates for its intercontinental service aboard the company’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The inaugural flight will be on January 16, 2013, from Warsaw to Chicago, followed by a February 1 flight to Toronto. Service to New York’s JFK will begin on February 3, with service to Beijing set to begin a month later on March 3, 2013.
LOT is offering three classes of service on …

New York City Gets First JW Marriott

New York City Gets First JW Marriott

Marriott announced the opening of the JW Marriott Essex House New York, located on Central Park South in Manhattan, just off Seventh Avenue.
The Art Deco hotel first opened in 1931 as the Sevilla Towers and was branded as Marriott’s Essex House from 1969 through 1985.  It was most recently the Jumeirah Essex House.  At the time of its opening, it was the tallest tower in New York City.
The new hotel …