Delta Unveils New Business Class Suite

Delta Airlines has unveiled the new Delta One Suite, its next-generation business class seat set to debut in 2017.   Designed with an emphasis on enhanced comfort and privacy over competing products, the suite promises every passenger a private space accessed by a full-height sliding door (the first business class product to offer the feature), … Continue reading

WEI Retreat Debuts With Chinese Property, Plans Global Expansion

New Chinese luxury resort operator WEI Retreat has launched formally with the opening of its debut property, the WEI Retreat Tianmu Lake, promising a new brand of classical boutique luxury resorts centered around a concept based on personal warmth, the tranquility of Zen Buddhism and Chinese cultural heritage.    Located in Liyang and 2.5 hours … Continue reading

Flydubai Looks To Russia And Central Asia For Growth

Middle Eastern low cost carrier Flydubai is looking to Russia and Central Asia for growth, announcing an expansion of operations for the region. 6 new destinations will be introduced within this year, with the airline launching service to Mineralnye Vody in mid-April and Dniepropetrovsk, Krasnodar, Odessa, Rostov and Volgograd to follow from mid-September 2013.   … Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental Assumes Management Of Atlanta Luxury Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has assumed management of Atlanta’s luxury boutique hotel, The Mansion on Peachtree, rebranding it as the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. Situated in the heart of the city’s prestigious Buckhead neighbourhood, the 127-room hotel is housed within an iconic, 42-storey mixed use building designed by celebrated American architect Robert A. M. Stern.   The … Continue reading

New Routes From Emirates, Qatar Airways

Gulf carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways launched new routes this week, bolstering the flying network from their respective hubs. Dubai-based Emirates added a fifth destination in the USA, while its Qatari rival looks to Central Asia for growth.   Daily Dubai – Dallas/Fort Worth Served with a Boeing 777-200LR jet, Emirates new daily service to Dallas/Fort Worth … Continue reading