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Report from the New York International Auto Show

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NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers are showcasing dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace, will run through April 27.
The show highlights the rapidly increasing pace of change …

WestHouse Hotel New York Opens in Manhattan

WestHouse Hotel New York Opens in Manhattan

An independent luxury hotel has recently opened in Manhattan. The new WestHouse Hotel New York is located between Broadway and Seventh Avenue in the midtown area.
The hotel has 172 guest rooms and suites, each with a selection of DayNa Decker home and bath items and an art deco design. Each room also includes a 46” HD TV and a bedside touch-screen tablet that allows guests to adjust room climate controls …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2014

Lobby of the Fairmont in San Francisco

On April 3, 1888, the Hotel Brighton in Brooklyn, New York, was transported away from its beachfront location.  The 3-story property had been located on a beach that was continuously eroding, so much so that waves eventually lapped at the hotel’s doors. The property was loaded onto 112 railroad cars and towed 600 feet inland.  The opening of the BMT Brighton subway line led to the closure of the hotel …

Park Hyatt New York to Open in Manhattan

Park Hyatt New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt announced it will open a new Park Hyatt hotel in New York this summer. The Park Hyatt New York will be located on the first 25 floors of the 90-story One57 building in midtown Manhattan.
The hotel will offer 210 guest rooms and 92 premier suites, each with a selection of Tubereuse 40 bath amenities and floor-to-ceiling. Each standard guest room will be 475 square feet (44 square meters) in …

Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District to Open in 2016

Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District to Open in 2016

Intercontinental Hotels Group announced it will open a new Indigo brand property in New York City’s Financial District in 2016.  The Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District will be located just one block away from the new One World Trade Center.
The 25-story hotel will have 190 rooms, each with spa-inspired bathrooms. The property will also have Indigo brand’s new Neighborhood Guide, a touchscreen display that allows guests to digitally explore the …

JetBlue, Japan Airlines to Increase Codeshare Flights

JetBlue, Japan Airlines to Increase Codeshare Flights

JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines announced that the two airlines will expand their codeshare agreement beginning March 30.  After this date, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on various JetBlue-operated flights within the United States.
Select JetBlue routes that Japan Airlines will codeshare on include service between New York and both Buffalo and Raleigh/Durham, as well as between San Francisco and Long Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Boston.  The …

El Al to Upgrade Four 747-400 Aircraft

El Al to Upgrade Four 747-400 Aircraft

El Al Israel Airlines announced that it will make enhancements to its first- and business-class cabins on four of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft.  The airline expects the upgrades to be completed by May of this year.
The planes currently operate flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Tel Aviv.
The fully lie-flat seats in first class will be outfitted with Hollandia mattresses, made with Tempur and covered with aloe …