Eero Saarinen's iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport is being converted into the 512-room TWA Hotel. Scheduled to open next spring, the property will include a corporate events area and a museum of the history of TWA.
Atlantic Hotels Group purchased two five-story hotels in the Dallas-Fort Worth region with a loan of $23.4 million. The acquisitions are the adjacent 96-key Comfort Suites DFW Airport North Grapevine and the 94-key Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton.
Julie Lunning of the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau reported that construction on two Waite Park, Minn., hotels is moving forward. A Residence Inn by Marriott is expected to debut in August, while a Hilton Garden Inn should open by the end of the year.
The Houstonian Hotel in Houston released to the public the late Barbara Bush's chocolate chip cookie recipe, which once won a cooking contest. The former first lady shared the recipe with the Houstonian's pastry chef years ago and it has now become the signature cookie at the hotel.
The spa at the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, is "a haven of tranquility and a wonderful, serene contrast to the spice-mix of colors outside," Angelina Villa-Clarke writes. The spa has three floors and 18 treatment rooms.
The Valeni Sasauni Spa Sanctuary at Fiji's Namale Resort offers treatments such as the Fijian Bobo massage inspired by traditional healing techniques.
Bejeweled hair using geometric shapes is the latest hair trend to light up Instagram. Hairstylist Janine Ker came up with the look.
The State House Inn in Springfield, Ill., will open this fall under Red Roof's Red Collection. The collection, aimed at the midscale segment of consumers, will debut its first property, The St. Clair Hotel in downtown Chicago, later this year.
Japan's hot spring amusement park Yunessun has not only a water slide but a swimming pool with dry-skin-nibbling "doctor" fish, as well as baths with sake, red wine, green tea and coffee. "Coffee baths may help to dilate blood vessels, which temporarily tones and tightens tissue while improving blood circulation and reducing water retention," nurse practitioner Sarah Walker said.
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