This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about the FHR experience at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, secret hours at JFK’s Virgin Clubhouse, surprising 5% category for Freedom cards, Hyatt Place Hangzhou International Airport, Simply Orange lawsuit, and new Amtrak overnight trains.
Booking via Fine Hotels & Resorts unlocks such attractive perks as free breakfast, a minimum $100 property credit, early check-in (if available), and confirmed late checkout, among other benefits. If you need any ideas where to use these benefits, then take a look at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
JFK’s Virgin Clubhouse is supposed to open at 5am, then close at 8:30am, then reopen at 2pm until 10:30pm. But apparently they are pretty much open every day from 8:30am – 1pm and 2pm -10:30pm.
A recent trip to TJ Maxx & Marshalls showed that these purchases were coding for the Chase Freedom Flex quarterly bonus … which is grocery!
Hyatt Place Hangzhou International Airport, the first Hyatt Place hotel in Hangzhou city, is officially open, expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings.
A new class-action lawsuit in the US alleges Coca-Cola and Simply Orange Juice deceived customers with claims of an all-natural, healthy product when the juice has been found to be contaminated with toxic PFAS at levels “hundreds of times” above federal advisory limits for drinking water.
A new era at Amtrak accelerates this year, with as many as ten manufacturers submitting their ideas on replacement railcars for world-famous routes such as the Auto Train, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder and Southwest Chief. This marks the first formal step to completely reequip the Amtrak Long Distance Network that provides vital service on 14 overnight routes from coast to coast.