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United Airlines Threatens to Leave JFK (Again), This Time Over Takeoff and Landing Slots

United Airlines Threatens to Leave JFK (Again), This Time Over Takeoff and Landing Slots

United Airlines said Tuesday that it will end service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport come October unless the Federal Aviation Administration grants it additional landing and departure slots.
In a letter to Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen last week, United CEO Scott Kirby urged the agency to increase the carrier’s capacity at JFK, according to an e-mail the airline sent to employees on Tuesday that was viewed by …

Marriott in Saudi Arabia Reopens after Extensive Renovations

Marriott in Saudi Arabia Reopens after Extensive Renovations

Marriott announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation project to the Riyadh Marriott Hotel.  The refurbishments to the Saudi Arabian property took approximately one and a half years to finish.
The hotel’s lobby has been redesigned, and now resembles a desert oasis surrounded by water features, new light installations, and accents such as glass mosaics and traditional Mashrabiya wooden screens. The lobby also provides private meeting areas for public and …

Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season

Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra recently released its 2014-2015 season schedule. The orchestra also announced that conductor Andris Nelsons will be joining for his first season as music director of the BSO.
Maestro Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in ten programs at Symphony Hall, three programs at Carnegie Hall, three weeks at Tanglewood, the historic summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and an eight-city summer tour of European music …

Marriott Opens New Hotel on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Marriott Opens New Hotel on Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Marriott announced the opening of the Andell Inn on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  The hotel is located in Freshfields Village, a new development on the island.
Guest residences have studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, each with a kitchen and living room.  Guests can also take advantage of the property’s salt water pool.
In addition, the hotel has complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service, breakfast buffet, and a laundry service lounge.
The hotel is situated in …

Lakeway Resort & Spa Unveils Extensive Renovations

Lakeway Resort & Spa Unveils Extensive Renovations

The Dow Hotel Company announced the completion of a $7 million, 18-month-long refurbishment of the Lakeway Resort and Spa hotel, located on the shores of Lake Travis just outside of Austin, Texas.
The hotel’s public spaces and 168 guestrooms were outfitted with new and more modern carpeting and furniture. The property’s décor now reflects a contemporary style that blends traditional Texas elements with natural elements found in the colors and visual …

InterContinental to Open New Hotel in Tbilisi

InterContinental to Open New Hotel in Tbilisi

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that it will open the InterContinental Tbilisi in Georgia in 2016.  The hotel will be the company’s first property in the country, and will operate in conjunction with existing owner partner Adjara Group.
Of the hotel’s 200 rooms, 15 will be suites, including a Presidential Suite. The property will feature a large multifunctional conference hall, ballroom, conference center, and multiple meeting rooms. Also on the premises will …

Omni Hotels to Open New Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky

Omni Hotels to Open New Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky

Omni Hotels announced it will open the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, no later than 2017.  The hotel will be part of a $261 million development, which will also include retail shops, apartments, and a parking garage.
The hotel will have 600 guestrooms and suites, as well as two full-service restaurants, a lobby lounge, and a rooftop café.  Also located within the hotel will be a spa, fitness center, and …