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St. Regis Chengdu Opens in Sichuan Province

St. Regis Chengdu Opens in Sichuan Province

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the St. Regis Chengdu in the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China on Friday.
The new hotel is within walking distance of Tianfu Square and the Chun Xi Road retail district of the city.
The hotel has 279 guestrooms and suites, all with St. Regis Butler Service. Amenities include high-speed Internet access, 46” LCD televisions, Bose sound systems, and Simmons mattresses, and the …

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Detroit

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Detroit

Starwood announced the opening of the Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney hotel.  The property is in close proximity to Comerica Park, the Arts and Entertainment District, and the Detroit Opera House.
The hotel has 136 guestrooms, each with 42” CD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.  An all-day grab-and-go food outlet is also located on the premises, as well as the brand’s signature W XYZ bar, where guests can enjoy live music …

Starwood to Give Free Internet Access to SPG Members

Starwood to Give Free Internet Access to SPG Members

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that it will give members of its guest loyalty program free Internet access for stays booked through the Starwood website or app.
The free Internet access will be available starting February 1, 2015 to Starwood Preferred Guest program members who book through any one of the company’s corporate and brand websites, mobile sites, and the SPG app.
An increasing number of travelers, roughly eight in ten in …

New W Hotel Opens in Bogota, Colombia

New W Hotel Opens in Bogota, Colombia

Starwood announced the opening of the W Bogota in Colombia. The property is the third W Hotel to open in Latin America.
The hotel has 168 guestrooms and suites, each with a minibar and a 360° floor to ceiling mirror.
The proprety also has two dining options, including W Lounge, which features cocktails and music, and Market Kitchen, which offers Columbian cuisine. In addition, Au, the hotel’s nightlight venue, is expected to …

New Element Hotel Opens in New Hampshire

New Element Hotel Opens in New Hampshire

Starwood announced the opening of the Element Hanover-Lebanon in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  The hotel is the first Element property to open in the state.
The Element Hanover-Lebanon has 120 guestrooms, each with kitchens and 40” LCD TVs.  In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet is available throughout the entire hotel.
The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and indoor saline pool, and guests can take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary bikes.  It also has …

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Guangzhou, China

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Guangzhou, China

Starwood announced the opening the Aloft Guangzhou University Park in China.  The property is located in the center of Xiaoguwei Island on the Pearl River in southeast Guangzhou.
The hotel has 272 loft-like rooms, each with 42” LCD TV’s, oversized showerheads, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet.
Four dining establishments are located on the premises, including Nook, which features a buffet and international cuisine; Yunshan Poetry Chinese Restaurant, which offers traditional Cantonese and Chinese …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …