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Starwood Luxury Collection to Open Las Alcobas Hotel in Napa Valley

Starwood Luxury Collection to Open Las Alcobas Hotel in Napa Valley

Starwood announced it will open a new hotel in the small town of St. Helena in California’s Napa Valley in the fall of 2015. The former Grandview Hotel and Spa will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation to become Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley.
The new hotel will have 57 guestrooms and suites, with seven rooms located in the main Acacia House building, and the remaining rooms distributed …

Starwood Unveils ‘More For You’ Promotion

Starwood Unveils ‘More For You’ Promotion

Starwood announced a new points promotion on Monday.
SPG More For You allows members of the hotel company’s Preferred Guest loyalty program to earn double Starpoints during eligible stays of two or more nights between September 15 and December 15 of this year.
Additionally, members can earn triple the amount of points if the eligible stays include a Friday or Saturday night.  For stays completed at participating hotels in the Middle East, …

Starwood Debuts Element Brand in Frankfurt with New Airport Hotel

Starwood Debuts Element Brand in Frankfurt with New Airport Hotel

Starwood announced the opening of the Element Frankfurt Airport hotel in Germany.   The property is located in Gateway Gardens, the new business district of the city, adjacent to Frankfurt International Airport.
The Element Frankfurt Airport is Starwood’s first Element brand property to open outside of North America.
The new hotel has 133 studio and one-bedroom suites, each with flat screen TVs, desks with open shelving, closets with ironing boards, fully equipped kitchens, …

Starwood to Launch New B2B Rewards Program

Starwood to Launch New B2B Rewards Program

Starwood announced it will launch SPG Pro, a new loyalty program for businesses and travel professionals, in October.
Under the new program, meeting planners and travel professionals or agents who book business-to-business (B2B) events at any Starwood property worldwide will be eligible to receive SPG elite status, upgrades, and Starpoints.   Starwood is targeting what it says is the 34% of its Platinum members who are managers and executives who book conferences …

New Element Hotel Opens in Harrison, New Jersey

New Element Hotel Opens in Harrison, New Jersey

Starwood announced the opening of the Element Harrison – Newark hotel in New Jersey.  The property is the second Element brand hotel to open in the state.
All of the property’s 138 rooms have flat-screen TVs, custom-designed closets, artwork from local artists, and fully-equipped kitchens.  In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is provided throughout the entire hotel.
The Element Harrison – Newark also houses a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool.  A …

Element Basalt Aspen Valley Hotel to Open in Colorado

Element Basalt Aspen Valley Hotel to Open in Colorado

Starwood announced it will open a new Element hotel in Basalt, Colorado, in August 2015.  The Element Basalt Aspen Valley will be located near Aspen and Snowmass Village, Colorado, two well-known ski towns.
The hotel will have 113 studios and one-bedroom suites, each with flatscreen TVs, custom-designed closets, modular furniture, and fully equipped kitchens.  Meanwhile, bathrooms will have rain showers.
The property will also have a 24-hour fitness center, a pool and …

What You Read in the First Half of 2014

Just one glass, please!

As we pass the year’s midway point, let’s look back at the most popular news and features we brought you in the first six months of 2014.  From surveys and flight reviews to new regulations on mobile device use in the cockpit, here are the articles that caught our readers’ attention.
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1.)       American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200.  The airline’s last two 767s in service enjoyed a well-earned retirement …