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This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. I thought they are worth sharing so I hope you enjoy reading them.
Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Fred Jones, a local industrialist, civic leader, and one of the largest Ford dealers in the country in the 1950s, the Fordson Hotel building is the only historical landmark in Oklahoma City associated with a blue-collar industry. The rich history of the Ford Motor Company is embraced throughout the property which takes full advantage of its industrial pedigree with authentic design and contemporary furnishings. The hotel is home to a relaxed lobby, welcoming public spaces and 135 guestrooms and suites that provide a comfortable respite with high ceilings. The property also offers 14,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces including 1 large ballroom, a spa and fitness center, and large steel windows and custom-designed furniture.
To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, DoubleTree by Hilton, known for the beloved signature cookie welcome, announced that starting today, it will begin offering a new allergy-friendly soft chocolate chip cookie, alongside the original DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, extending the iconic welcome to even more guests.
DoubleTree by Hilton has collaborated with Partake Foods, a leading allergy-friendly food company, to produce the new cookie, with the goal of creating a more inclusive welcoming experience at check-in. More than 32 million people in the United States are affected by food allergies, and others have food intolerances or dietary preferences.
Neo Financial and Cathay Pacific have partnered to launch a new card program created for Canadian consumers who love to travel. With Canada’s only card that earns Asia Miles, customers will enjoy premium rewards at home and abroad, significant travel benefits and insurances¹, and helpful digital features in the Neo app. Not only that, a secured option is available for newcomers to Canada with guaranteed approval – no credit history required.
Travelers flying United Business on the airline’s premium transcontinental domestic routes will be the first to experience new amenity kits that feature exclusive products from Venus Williams-backed wellness brand Asutra. The airline also introduced new amenity kits for United First passengers traveling between the continental U.S. and Hawaii, including skincare from Hawaiian brand Ua Body, which will debut onboard later this month. United distributes transcontinental and Hawaii amenity kits to approximately 65,000 total passengers per month.
Sonesta, the 8th largest hotel company in the US, today announced that it added 13 hotels to the company’s global portfolio during the first six months of 2023. The new hotels, with a total of more than 1,000 rooms, include (in order of opening):
- Sonesta Nouba – Aswan Egypt
- Americas Best Value Inn Laurel – Laurel, MD
- Grand Z Hotel Casino by Red Lion Hotels – Central City, CO
- Signature Inn Houston Galleria – Houston, TX
- Americas Best Value Inn Carlisle – Carlisle, PA
- Red Lion Inn & Suites Liberty – Liberty, MO
- Red Lion Inn & Suites Gretna – Gretna, NE
- Hotel 11, MOD a Sonesta Collection – Calgary, Ontario
- Z Ocean Hotel, Classico a Sonesta Collection – Miami, FL
- Americas Best Value Inn Lafayette – Lafayette, LA
- Red Lion Inn & Suites Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
- The Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach – Miami, FL
- Sonesta Essential Vacaville – Vacaville, CA
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