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Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Baltimore

Hyatt Opens New Hotel in Baltimore

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.  The property is located two blocks from the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
The hotel has 208 guestrooms, each with sectional sofas and 42” HD TVs.  The property also houses a 24-hour gym.
The hotel has 2,300 square feet (213 square meters) of meeting and event space, and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire property.
A complimentary breakfast buffet is …

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 …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 13, 2014

The weekend is here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week.  Here are five stories that we think you’ll want to read.
1.) Paul Riegler gives us the scoop on the Executive Road Warrior Web Defender.  The free browser plug-in blocks known malware websites and helps keep your computer safe.
2.) An FBT raffle gives readers a …

All Nippon Airways Launches Smartphone App

All Nippon Airways Launches Smartphone App

All Nippon Airways announced the launch of its new smartphone app, ANA Takeoff Mode. The airline says that the main purpose of the app iss to relax flyers during takeoff.
A survey done by ANA found that 68% of U.S airline passengers feel that the most stressful part of flying is the takeoff.
The ANA Takeoff Mode allows users to move a ball around on a puzzle in order to collect points. …

New Hyatt Regency to Open in Okinawa, Japan

New Hyatt Regency to Open in Okinawa, Japan

Hyatt announced it will open the Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa on the island of Okinawa, Japan in late 2015. The property will be the first Hyatt hotel on the island.
The property will have 294 guestrooms, as well as a fitness center and outdoor pool. Four dining options will also be located on the premises.
The hotel will be situated less than three miles from Naha International Airport.
Hyatt recently opened a new …

What’s Doing in Moscow

Moscow, which once conjured up a vision of a cold, grey, forbidding city that was inhospitable to tourists, is now a welcoming albeit cold place if the outside temperature is any consideration. The capital of Russia, present-day Moscow is alive and open to visitors in living color.
It’s one of the world’s coldest metropolises, the world’s most populated inland city, and the second largest city in Europe after Istanbul, Turkey, with …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …