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Virtuoso Unveils Best Hotel Awards

August 27, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — International luxury travel network Virtuoso unveiled the winners of its 2016 Best of the Best awards Aug. 11 at the 28th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference. This marked 10 years since Virtuoso began recognizing the very best properties

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Ritz-Carlton adding Charging Stations

August 16, 2016 by douloff

CHEVY CHASE, MD — Ritz-Carlton has installed two charging stations at each property, offering guests the ability to charge up for 150 miles in two and a half hours, it was announced Aug. 9. “Commitment to the community and environment

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WestJet Adding Toronto-Belize Flights

August 15, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will begin serving Belize City, Belize, non-stop from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting Oct. 29, it was announced Aug. 8. Starting Aug. 1, WestJet also launched year-round, non-stop service between Calgary and John F. Kennedy International Airport

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August 11, 2016 by CAROLINE COMEAU
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Top 10 Holiday Luxury Travel Destinations

August 11, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — International luxury travel network Virtuoso has revealed the hottest upscale destinations for this year’s holiday season, it was announced Aug. 9. Virtuoso has sourced data from its warehouse of more than $35 billion in transactions to disclose

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Air Canada Only Airline in Canada's Top 50 Brands

August 9, 2016 by douloff
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MONTREAL — Air Canada’s brand value has soared 88 per cent to $1.8 billion over last year, placing it among the Top 50 most valuable Canadian brands, according to this year’s report on Canadian brands published by Brand Finance, it

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AC Hotels Debuts 2 Properties in Rio de Janeiro

August 8, 2016 by douloff
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BETHESDA, MD — AC Hotels by Marriott has opened the 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, it was announced last month. The two Rio openings debut the

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Marriott Opens in Rotterdam

August 5, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — Marriott has opened a property in Rotterdam, Holland, it was announced Aug. 3. Formerly known as The Manhatten Hotel Rotterdam, and located in the Millennium Tower opposite Rotterdam Central Station, Rotterdam Marriott Hotel has undergone extensive renovations. As

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WestJet Adds Flights for 2016-17 Winter

August 4, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet announced last month that it will add dozens of new flights to its domestic and international networks as part of its 2016-2017 winter schedule. “As our network of more than 100 destinations in over 20 countries continues

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Sheraton Grand Debuts in London

July 30, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has designated the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, admitting it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels, it was announced July 25. Joining 32 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, the Sheraton Grand London Park

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Sheraton Hiroshima Joins Grand Tier

July 28, 2016 by douloff

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts announced this month the designation of Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel as a Sheraton Grand Hotel. This designation welcomes the property to the brand’s new premier tier of hotels marked by their noteworthy destinations, distinguished

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W to Debut in Scotland in 2021

July 27, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Starwood Hotels & Resorts will debut its W Hotels brand in Scotland with W Edinburgh in five years, it was announced July 19. Opening in 2021, the hotel will be a component of TH Real Estate’s Edinburgh