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Hilton to Expand Tapestry Collection Portfolio in 2019

Hilton to Expand Tapestry Collection Portfolio in 2019

Hilton announced plans for multiple new hotels that will be part of its Tapestry Collection brand.
The Tapestry Collection launched in 2017. Hilton said it created the new brand for travelers who want an “independent hotel experience” while having “the consistency and reassurance they expect from Hilton.”
New properties that will open in 2019 include the Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, which will feature an outdoor terrace with views of the Space Needle; …

Marriott to Add 30 Luxury Hotels to Its Portfolio in 2019

Marriott to Add 30 Luxury Hotels to Its Portfolio in 2019

Marriott International said it plans to open more than 30 new luxury properties in the course of 2019.
The new hotels will include those under the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W, Luxury Collection, Bulgari, and JW Marriott brands.
The list of new hotels will include the St. Regis Venice and the St. Regis Hong Kong, and eight new W hotels, including the W Aspen, W Melbourne, and the W San Francisco. The …

American Adds New Flights Out of Charlotte, Reopens Admirals Club

American Adds New Flights Out of Charlotte, Reopens Admirals Club

American Airlines announced new service from its hub at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to four locations, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Newark.
The service from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale and to Baltimore will operate twice daily, while the other two are schedule to operate once a day.
The airline is also increasing the frequency of its daily flights from Charlotte to Chicago O’Hare International Airport to a total of ten, to Los Angeles …

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

A major winter storm is heading towards the eastern half of the United States bringing with it heavy rain, snow, and ice.
Washington, D.C. is expected to see up to 6” (15 cm) of the white stuff, while Philadelphia may get as much as 5” (12 cm) in some areas, while only 1” (3 cm) will reach New York City.
The storm is currently bringing snow to parts of the Rockies and …

American Airlines to Offer Helicopter Transfer to JFK and LAX

American Airlines to Offer Helicopter Transfer to JFK and LAX

American Airlines announced it will offer helicopter transfers to Los Angeles International and New York’s John F. Kennedy International airports as part of its Five Star Service offering.
The airline is also offering the option of access to the Private Suite, a private terminal at LAX with its own security checkpoint and customs hall.
The helicopter transfer service is operated by Blade.  In New York City, it is available between the West …

Norwegian Air to Add New York-Athens, Chicago-Barcelona Flights to Route Map

Norwegian Air to Add New York-Athens, Chicago-Barcelona Flights to Route Map

Norwegian Air announced plans to offer new non-stop seasonal service linking New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona.
The Barcelona service will commence on June 7, 2019, while service to Athens will begin on July 2. Both will operate until October 26, 2019.
Both flights will operate four times a week.
The move comes after news of the airline’s financial woes and the cancellation of multiple routes from the United States to …

Air Canada to Boost Service to U.S. and Within Western Canada

Air Canada to Boost Service to U.S. and Within Western Canada

Air Canada announced it will increase its service to the United States from Toronto and Montreal this summer as well as within western Canada
The airline is adding more flights from Toronto to Austin, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, and from Montreal to Baltimore. It is also rolling out larger aircraft on flights to Memphis, Nashville, and Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. These aircraft have a separate business-class cabin as well as in-flight …