The St. Regis Changsha is set to open its doors in China. The St. Regis brand also expects to debut The St. Regis Shanghai Jing’an later this year, as well as four additional hotels in Greater China’s gateway cities and leisure destinations over the next five years.
Edwardian Hotels London has celebrated the ‘bottoming out’ of its new development in Leicester Square. Excavators earlier reached the lowest point, more than 30 metres below ground level, making it the deepest hotel basement in London and perhaps the largest commercial basement in the UK.
Five years after the opening of the legendary Battersea bar and pizzeria, Bunga Bunga has come to Covent Garden with an even bigger and bolder version of the original. Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in to find out more.
New figures out today show more overseas visitors came to the UK last year than ever before. In 2016 there were a record 37.3 million inbound visits to the UK, up three per cent on 2015 with visitors spending £22.2 billion, matching 2015’s record spend.
Concord Hospitality has opened its first bar, Buckeye Bourbon House, in downtown Columbus, serving as both the owner and operator. The bar will offer guests and residents a vibrant cocktail experience inside the former Buckeye Savings & Loan Building, located at 36 E. Gay St.
Sixt Rent a Car has enhanced their service by launching Sixt Sports & Luxury Cars - a central platform for premium rental reservations complete with a new website that offers an innovative appearance and interface.
Quito and Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, will host Routes Americas 2018. The event is the only one on the international calendar that brings together airports and airlines of the region seeking to develop new connectivity alternatives.
Eurowings has continued its move away from its past as a regional airline, retiring its last Bombardier CRJ-900 jet. Flight EW 4187 from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to Hamburg, which landed earlier, was the last scheduled flight for Eurowings operated by the aircraft.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it has reached an agreement with Fincantieri to construct the next generation of ships for the brand. Four ships are on order for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
Premier Inn has officially opened its 750th hotel, in Chiswick. The £28.3 million addition to the estate expands on the brand’s portfolio in the capital and supports Premier Inn’s ambition to be everywhere that business travellers need to be.
Harbour Island, renowned for its famous pink sand beaches and cool, laid-back vibe is home to Eleven’s latest property – Bahama House, opening in February 2017. The property marks the first island escape for Eleven’s portfolio, setting itself apart with a range of tailor-made guest experiences geared towards water enthusiasts and leisure travellers.
Travelport and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen - available for the first time to book on Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform.
Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Scottish winter schedule, with 13 new Edinburgh routes to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes, Prague, Szczecin, Toulouse, Venice, Valencia and Wroclaw.