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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 …

Virgin America Announces New Flights to Newark Liberty

Virgin America Announces New Flights to Newark Liberty

Virgin America has announced it will launch new flights between California and Newark Liberty International Airport, beginning April 2, 2013.  The new services will include three daily, nonstop flights between Newark, and both San Francisco International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles will depart at 9:15 a.m. and arrive at 12:30 p.m., depart at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at 4:15 p.m., and depart at 6:55 …

InterContinental Opens Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County

InterContinental Opens Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, following its conversion from an independent brand, the Hotel Hanford.  Situated in Costa Mesa, California, various destinations such as Disneyland, John Wayne Airport, golf courses, and museums are located nearby.
The interior of the hotel is designed to reflect a relaxed Southern California atmosphere.  There are 224 rooms, six of which are suites.  All rooms feature complimentary …

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 …