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Lufthansa Adds Frankfurt Shuttles to Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin, More 747-8 Routes

Lufthansa Adds Frankfurt Shuttles to Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin, More 747-8 Routes

Lufthansa will offer shuttle flights from Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin, commencing on October 28 with the start of its winter timetable.  The shuttles will run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on an hourly basis.  Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt will be on the hour; flights to and from Berlin will always depart at 45 minutes past the hour.
In addition, the airline is launching a new …

Fairmont Miramar Unveils First in Series of Redesigned Suites

Fairmont Miramar Unveils First in Series of Redesigned Suites

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California has introduced the first in a series of suite redesigns. Residential designer Lynda Murray is designing the renovations, with her trademark classic with contemporary fusion style, while embodying Santa Monica and other Southern Californian themes.
The newly-designed 785-square foot suite offers views of the Pacific Ocean and includes Santa Monica and Los Angeles-inspired artwork, including a black and white Henry Diltz photograph …

New Restaurant Opens at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

New Restaurant Opens at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel has opened a new restaurant, the Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar.  Located in downtown San Diego, the new restaurant is run by chef Aaron Schwartz, and offers all-day dining featuring modern American cuisine.
Breakfast at the restaurant features a buffet with fresh, seasonal, and gluten-free items, along with local Baja favorites.  The lunch menu has such classics as the French dip sandwich and …

Hotel Paradox Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

Hotel Paradox Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

BPR Properties announced the opening of the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, California. The new hotel has 164 guest rooms and eight suites.
In keeping with the California rustic motif, the front desk is made from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree and the natural décor continues with reclaimed wood snow fence headboards in each room. An indoor-outdoor bar leads to a pool surrounded by redwood trees and features fire pits and cabanas as well …

Marriott Announces Opening of Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

Marriott Announces Opening of Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

Marriott announced the opening of its newest hotel in Santa Barbara, the Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta. Both affiliated with and within walking distance of the University of California Santa Barbara, the two-story hotel has 87 rooms and 19 suites. Each room comes equipped with wireless high-speed Internet, a flat-screen TV, and desk with an ergonomic chair and conveniently placed outlets.
The hotel’s Goleta meeting venue consists of two meeting rooms which …

Hotel La Jolla Opens in San Diego

Hotel La Jolla Opens in San Diego

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has opened the Hotel La Jolla, the brand’s third location in San Diego.
The hotel offers 110 rooms, in queen, king, and luxury suite configurations. Each room features a patio or balcony, as well as flat-panel TVs, Frette linens, Bigelow bath products, and animal-print robes.
Hotel La Jolla also features Hiatus, a bar and lounge, on its ground floor, and Cusp Dining & Drinks, a restaurant, on its …