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Wyndham Reflags Eight U.S. Hotels

Wyndham Reflags Eight U.S. Hotels

Wyndham rebranded and took over management of eight hotels in the U.S.  The company will renovate the properties in the coming months.
The hotels are located in Boston, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,  San Diego, Santa Monica,  and Charleston (South Carolina).
Once the renovations have been completed, they will be known as (respectively): Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill; Wyndham Houston Medical Center; Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter; Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District; Wyndham Pittsburgh …

Delta Expands Flying Out of Los Angeles

Delta Expands Flying Out of Los Angeles

Delta Air Lines announced the addition of eight new destinations and an increase in service to other cities from Los Angeles International Airport.
New flights include: daily service to Nashville and three daily flights to Seattle, both effective April 8; daily service to Spokane, Washington starting June 10; four daily flights to San Jose, California starting July 1; new daily service to San Jose, Costa Rica, also starting July 1; and …

Winter Storm Strikes California, Moves Towards Midwest Bringing Flight Cancellations

Winter Storm Strikes California, Moves Towards Midwest Bringing Flight Cancellations

A major winter storm moved in from the Pacific Ocean bringing colder temperatures, rain, snow, and a tornado to California on Tuesday.  The storm, which originated in the Gulf of Alaska, is now heading for the Midwest and is expected to hit the Plains with heavy snowfall.
The Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions are under a winter storm watch and major delays are expected.  Airlines are starting to issue waivers and …

Westin to Open Eleven New Hotels in 2013

Westin to Open Eleven New Hotels in 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that it will open 11 new Westin-branded hotels this year.  A majority of the properties will be located outside of the U.S., in countries such as China, India, Singapore, and Panama.
Hotels opening in China include the Westin Haikou, the Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, the Westin Chongqing Liberation Square, and the Westin Qingdao.  In India, one new property, the Westin Chennai Velachery, will open this …

Silent Stay Retreat Home and Hermitage Opens Near Napa

Silent Stay Retreat Home and Hermitage Opens Near Napa

The Silent Stay Retreat Home and Hermitage, an electronics-free retreat center, has opened in Vacaville, California, just outside of Napa.  The 25-acre retreat, located on a hilltop surrounded by the Sierra Mountains, promises quiet solitude and a break from Information Overload  It was created by Bruce and Ruth Davis, the owners of a similar retreat in Assisi, Italy.
The retreat has six guestrooms two with private bathrooms and four with shared …

Alaska Airlines to Open San Diego Base, Increase Flying

Alaska Airlines to Open San Diego Base, Increase Flying

Alaska Airlines will open up a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1, 2013 to support increased flying.  The airline plans to operate 24 departures per day from San Diego during the summer.
In March, Alaska will begin flying from San Diego to Boston and, in June, the airline will start operating flights from San Diego to Lihue, Kauai.
According to Alaska officials, 15% of the flight attendants who will …

Hyatt Regency Monterey to Renovate Meeting Space

Hyatt Regency Monterey to Renovate Meeting Space

The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa announced that its ballrooms and meeting space will undergo a $6 million renovation in the first quarter of 2013.  The theme of the renovations will be “Land, Edge, Sea.”
The Monterey Ballroom will feature warm earthy colors, repetitive patterns, and contrasting textures, emphasizing the “Land” aspect of the renovation.  The carpet design and main feature wall will also encompass this theme, as they are …