Hilton opens Conrad hotel in London
Hilton Worldwide recently opened a new hotel under its Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand near London's political center. The Conrad London St. James features a Tom Clarke sculpture in the lobby as well as a contemporary art collection. It also includes two restaurants, a meeting center and a fitness center.
United Airlines to fly new Dreamliner to Australia
United Airlines recently received its first 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing. At 206 feet long, the plane is 20 feet longer than its previous version. United plans to fly the Dreamliner between Los Angeles and Melbourne.
American Airlines drops meal service on short flights
First- and business-class passengers on most American Airlines flights under two hours and 45 minutes will now be offered snacks instead of meals. Earlier this year, US Airways did the same.
Las Vegas wins stomachs of visitors with restaurant scene
More visitors are seeking out top-notch restaurants with celebrity chefs in Las Vegas, in addition to gaming and entertainment options. "Chefs have made Vegas a mainstay destination," said Philip Auerbach, senior vice president of hospitality marketing at Caesars Entertainment. Chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri have recently joined the fray by opening restaurants in Las Vegas.
MSC offers tours of Mediterranean wine producers
MSC Cruises will begin its On the Wine Route Mediterranean sailings this fall, which visit wine-producing regions in France, Italy, Spain and Tunisia. The three itineraries aboard the MSC Splendida will include beverage packages, tours of wine producers, wine tastings and a gala dinner that includes a bottle of sparkling wine per guest.
Crystal Cruises to offer Alaskan itineraries in 2016
Crystal Cruises will once again operate sailings in Alaska aboard the 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity. The line will offer four seven-day sailings between Vancouver and Whittier, Alaska, starting June 2016, followed by three 10-day trips.