Alaska Air To Purchase Virgin America From Virgin Group

The North American aviation industry is set for further consolidation with the announcement that Alaska Air, the parent company of Alaskan Airlines, is to purchase rival Virgin America.   Estimated to be worth around USD 4 billion (including existing Virgin America debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases) and subject to regulatory approval, the deal will … Continue reading

SLS Las Vegas Opens Its Doors

Nearly 3 years after the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas closed, the iconic property was reborn as the glitzy new SLS Las Vegas at the stroke of midnight, becoming the first major resort opening since The Cosmopolitan in 2010. A lavish VIP reception and fireworks display heralded the opening of the 1,620-room resort, … Continue reading

Hilton Launches New Brand – Curio

Hilton Worldwide today announced the launch of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, revealing plans for the first hotels to join the new brand.   A carefully selected, global portfolio of distinctive 4- to 5-star properties, Curio is created for travellers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences. Each hotel will retain its individual identity … Continue reading

Las Vegas Opens New High Roller

The city of Las Vegas has opened its latest attraction, The High Roller, taking the title of the world’s tallest observation wheel. The centerpiece of the the new Linq outdoor pedestrian mall sandwiched between the Flamingo and Quad hotels at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the 550-feet tall wheel has been illuminating the … Continue reading

Now Open: Nobu Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ iconic Caesars Palace welcomed the world’s first Nobu Hotel yesterday with a colourful ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Japanese taiko drums and models in paper dresses folded into traditional origami designs. Project partners chef Nobu Matsuhisa, award-winning actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Tepir added a touch of celebrity glamour to the … Continue reading