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Loews Hotels Purchases Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Loews Hotels Purchases Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Loews Hotels & Resorts has purchased the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. from Jamestown Properties.  The property is the second hotel that the company has acquired
Located at 15th and M Street, the 356-room hotel is in close proximity to the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, and Embassy Row.  The hotel’s restaurant, the Federalist, features traditional Mid-Atlantic dishes, while PostScript Bar and Lounge features artisan pastries, …

TSA Expands PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program to 9 New Locations

TSA Expands PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program to 9 New Locations

The TSA’s PreCheck trusted traveler program has expanded to multiple new locations throughout the country.  Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways are airlines that are participating in the PreCheck program, although not every new location offers PreCheck for passengers of each of these airlines.
With PreCheck, travelers are able to forgo some of the banalities of checkpoint searches, including taking off shoes and jackets, and removing liquids …

FotoDC Set to Begin This Week

FotoDC Set to Begin This Week

FotoDC is scheduled to begin on November 9, 2012, and last until November 18. The festival caters to photography fans as well as professional and amateur photographers, and is supported by partners such as the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic.
This year’s festival, which will take place near the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., will feature art, photojournalism, and photography, as well as new programming. There will also be lectures, …

Hyatt Regency to Open at Tysons Corner

Hyatt Regency to Open at Tysons Corner

A new Hyatt Regency Hotel will open at Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia. The 17-story, 300-room hotel is part of a redevelopment project that will include pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, a 22-story office building, and a 28-story residential apartment building, set to open in 2014.
The new Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center will feature an executive conference center, restaurant, bar and lounge, business center, and a coffee and sundries shop. …

Aftermath of Sandy: JFK to Reopen, LaGuardia Closed Indefinitely, Buses Return, Millions Without Power

Aftermath of Sandy: JFK to Reopen, LaGuardia Closed Indefinitely, Buses Return, Millions Without Power

One day after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States, millions of people in the Northeast remained without power as some services slowly returned to normal.
More than 7,000 flights were cancelled on Tuesday according to  FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking service, bringing the total number of cancellations caused by Hurricane Sandy to over 18,000.  New York’s LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports were the most affected with 1,200 cancellations each.
Some …

Austrian Airlines Gives Long-Haul Fleet 90 Million Euro Makeover

Austrian Airlines Gives Long-Haul Fleet 90 Million Euro Makeover

Austrian Airlines is installing new modern cabins in its long-haul aircraft. The makeover, which will cost the airline over 90 million euros, will see all ten of Austrian’s Boeing 777 and 767 long-haul aircraft receive ergonomic Economy Class seats, an improved in-flight entertainment system, and fully-flat seats in Business Class. The airline is also reworking the entire interior color scheme of its aircraft.
The new ergonomic Economy Class seats will have …

Starwood Opens New Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland

Starwood Opens New Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the opening of the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, located just outside of Washington, D.C. Formerly a Crowne Plaza, the property has undergone over $5 million in renovations, and is situated in the business and entertainment district of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Each of the hotel’s 229 refurbished rooms include an oversized work desk, ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel TV, and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed. …