Millennium Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group, is set to raise the curtain once again on the 112-year old Hudson Theatre this month following an extensive restoration.
The New York Wheel, a 60-story observation wheel set to become the world’s tallest at 630 feet above New York Harbour when it opens in 2018, announces Joel Ward as its general manager. Tasked with leading the charge to transform Staten Island into New York City’s next “big tourism destination,” Ward brings over 25 years of experience in the tourism and attraction industry, overseeing large scale projects both at home and abroad.
Emirates has announced it will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on March 12th. The new route complements Emirates’ existing four daily flights between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport, by offering global travellers with another convenient access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area.
Malmaison Hotel du Vin, the leading lifestyle hotel group, has taken an exciting and important step closer to bringing the famous Malmaison brand to York. The brand has received planning permission from York City Council to undertake a multi-million pound transformation of Yorkshire House on Rougier Street into a stunning Malmaison hotel.
Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other celebrated writers and artists, The Renwick Hotel, a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is now open as part of Curio - A Collection by Hilton. As the first New York City hotel to join Curio’s global set of remarkable upscale properties, The Renwick facilitates travellers’ desire for unique discovery and authentic experiences.
NYC & Company today announced that the city will welcome an all-time record 60.3 million visitors by year’s end, surpassing the 60 million visitor milestone for the first time ever, and representing the seventh consecutive year of travel and tourism growth.
Mike Pence, the Republican Party vice-presidential candidate, has escaped unhurt after his plane slid off the runway while landing in New York. The Indiana governor’s plane left the runway at LaGuardia Airport earlier. No one was injured during the incident, with Pence and 30 passengers evacuated through the back of the plane.
New plans have been unveiled for the building of a new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbour, which is projected to open to the public in 2019. This is the first new building construction undertaken by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, which has been responsible for historic restoration and preservation since the 1980s.
Meliá Hotels International launched its first urban lifestyle hotel, INNSIDE New York NoMad, located in the heart of New York, earlier this year. The 313 room new build, 20-storey hotel boasts spectacular views of the New York’s skyline, the Empire State Building and Freedom Towers. Here reporter Josephine Perez calls in for Breaking Travel News.
Words that conjure endless excitement – new additions to the arts scene, celebrity chefs transforming the dining experience, pace setting fashion and soaring architecture, tradition and innovation now exist side by side. In the midst of it all, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now open. “Downtown New York has been reborn as the most vibrant neighbourhood in city,” says Peter Humig, general manager of the all-new Hotel.
Delta and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will partner to replace Terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with a state-of-the-art facility. The project, which was approved earlier by PANYNJ, is part of a new lease agreement to be negotiated at the airport through 2050. The authority has committed, as part of the agreement, $600 million to facilitate construction of the terminal and other supporting infrastructure.