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St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco Review

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco Review

Art + Hotel.  That would be my recommended advertising slogan for the St. Regis in San Francisco. The connection between art and hotel has been noted in these pages before (most recently in our reviews of the 21C Museum Hotel and the Four Seasons in Seattle) and the St. Regis is an excellent example of an establishment that’s not only proximate to multiple art museums but one that integrates art …

American Airlines Flight 179, New York to San Francisco

American Airlines Flight 179, New York to San Francisco

It was a public holiday, so the roads were empty at rush.  Most flights were full, but the American Airlines Terminal 8 seemed welcoming and peaceful.  I had printed a boarding pass before leaving and there were only two people ahead of me in the first class security line so my entire wait consisted of about two minutes.
Despite the lack of traffic, I had played my arrival time close to …

American Airlines Flight 15, New York-JFK to San Francisco

American Airlines Flight 15, New York-JFK to San Francisco

Even though it’s been open for several years now, it never ceases to amaze me how walking into the American Airlines terminal at JFK places the business traveler in an oasis of calm.
The design of the terminal, with its towering 65-foot roofline, reduces the stress of air travel and makes each departure seem exciting.  The new terminal replaces American’s two terminals (8 and 9) at JFK.  Terminal 8, which served …