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Trump Name Removed from Historic Old Post Office Hotel in D.C. Following Sale

Trump Name Removed from Historic Old Post Office Hotel in D.C. Following Sale

The Trump name was removed from Donald Trump’s former hotel in Washington, D.C., located in the historic Old Post Office Building, after it was sold to CGI Merchant Group, an investment firm.
Once considered the crown jewel of its hotel operation, the luxury property served as a magnet for Trump aides, supporters, and foreign businesses seeking to curry favor during the Trump administration.
The hotel, which sold for $375 million, lost more …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 6: Cases Rise in All But 4 States in U.S., Hospitalizations in New York Triple

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 6: Cases Rise in All But 4 States in U.S., Hospitalizations in New York Triple

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 757th day of the pandemic.
As the week comes to a close, Covid cases are rising in all but four states and the District of Columbia in the United States, and practically jumping in the two corners of the country, the Northeast and Pacific Northwest.
The rate of new novel coronavirus cases …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2022

May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in most cases referred to as Labour Day or International Workers’ Day, and intended to commemorate …

Hyatt Reports Q4, FY 2021 Loss While Hilton and Marriott Report Gains

Hyatt Reports Q4, FY 2021 Loss While Hilton and Marriott Report Gains

Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, and Marriott International all announced financial results for both the fourth quarter of 2021 as well as the full fiscal year.
While Marriott and Hilton reported profits for the quarter as well as the complete year, Hyatt recorded losses.
Hyatt posted a $29 million loss for the fourth quarter and a $203 million loss for the full year. Those numbers compare favorably to 2020, when the fourth quarter …

Hilton Reflags Fairmont San Jose as Signia With Opening Slated for April

Hilton Reflags Fairmont San Jose as Signia With Opening Slated for April

Hilton Worldwide announced the reflagging of the former Fairmont San Jose as the Signia by Hilton San Jose.
The property will be Hilton’s second Signia and its first in the Golden State.  It is slated to open at the end of April, 2022.
The Fairmont San Jose was open for over 30 years and closed its doors in March 2021.
The name “Signia” is a play on the word “insignia” and is meant …

Hotel Review: The Lloyd, Stamford, Connecticut

Writing a hotel review during a global pandemic is fraught with peril.  While I felt completely confident in my selection, I wouldn’t wish to cause someone to abandon all coronavirus safeguards and dive back into travel unnecessarily or with reckless abandon.  Then again, I also believe that the overwhelming majority of the magazine’s readers would not do this, so here goes.
The brand new Lloyd, Stamford is a new luxury boutique …

Hilton Brings Back ‘Points Unlimited’ Promotion

Hilton Brings Back ‘Points Unlimited’ Promotion

Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide, announced the return of its Points Unlimited for 2022.
The new promotion allows program members to earn 2,500 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for every stay, an increase of 500 points per stay compared to the 2021 program.
Unlike the previous program, however, there is no additional bonus for that was earned for every five nights a member stays at a Hilton property.
The promotion …