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Lobby Bar – February 27: Invisible Airplanes, Constitutional Pollution, and Whose Bag is this?

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Lobby Bar – A Politically Incorrect Summary of FBT News and Views
Misünderstüd. Join Jonathan Spira behind the wheel of the 2015 BMW X6 M for a first look at the mammoth SAV, a car that Spira insists is misunderstood. Next time you see an X5 M or X6 M, try to be a little empathetic and ask it how its day is going. Maybe it just wants to be friends.
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New Sheraton Hotel Opens Outside of Dallas, Texas

New Sheraton Hotel Opens Outside of Dallas, Texas

Starwood announced the opening of the Sheraton McKinney hotel in McKinney, Texas, a city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Dallas.  The property is Starwood’s 14th hotel in the state of Texas.
The hotel’s 186 guestrooms each provide LCD flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access.  The property also houses a fitness center and outdoor pool.
Guests can dine t the hotel’s Sweetwater Bar and Grill, which offers breakfast, lunch, and …

Starwood to Launch New App for Meeting Management

Starwood to Launch New App for Meeting Management

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of ProMeetings, a new app that allows users to request various business services and amenities from a hotel during a stay.
Meeting planners who are members of Starwood’s Preferred Guest loyalty program can use the app to submit on-property requests for services related to business meetings, including a change in lighting, coffee service, and extension cords, among others.
The app is currently in a trial …

Starwood to Give Points for Uber Rides

Starwood to Give Points for Uber Rides

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced a new partnership with Uber that will allow members of the company’s hotel loyalty program to earn Starpoints during trips with the ride-sharing service.
Starwood Preferred Guest members must first link their SPG account with their Uber accounts on Starwood’s hotel loyalty program website.   To earn points, members must then complete at least one qualifying stay in the calendar year at any Starwood property worldwide.
Members will …

Element Vancouver Metrotown Opens in Canada

Element Vancouver Metrotown Opens in Canada

Starwood announced the opening of the Element Vancouver Metrotown in Vancouver, Canada.  The hotel is the second Element property to open in the country.
The hotel has 169 rooms, each with flat screen LCD TVs and kitchens, while the bathrooms have rainforest showerheads.  The property also has a 24-hour fitness center, as well as an indoor saltwater pool.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as an evening wine reception.  In …

Westin Buffalo to Debut in New York

Westin Buffalo to Debut in New York

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new Westin hotel in Buffalo, New York in June 2016.  The Westin Buffalo will occupy the first five stories of a 12-story mixed use development.
The hotel will have 118 guestrooms, and will have a separate entrance and lobby.  The property will have a fitness center, as well as a bar and grab-and-go market.
The hotel will have 4,000 square feet (371 …

Starwood Unveils New Promotion

Starwood Unveils New Promotion

Starwood announced the launch of its SPG Double Play promotion.
Under the terms of the promotion, members of the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program can earn double Starpoints on stays of two nights or more.  In addition, members will earn a bonus of 1,000 Starpoints for every five nights, with a maximum bonus of 4,000 points.
Over 1,000 Starwood properties worldwide are participating in the promotion.
To be eligible, members must register for …