The 210-room Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has finished its $13 million revamp. "Our vision has been to bring the warmth, beauty and grandeur of our surroundings into the guest room experience in a new contemporary fashion," said general manager Kelley Moreton.
Seven hotels under the La Quinta by Wyndham brand opened in the third quarter in five US states, raising that Wyndham Hotels & Resorts portfolio to nearly 900 properties. Wyndham also struck 10 La Quinta franchise agreements, nine of them new-construction, during the period.
Wharf Hotels' comparatively small size is proving an asset as the hotel sector sees more consolidation. "We are a regional player that is both an owner and manager, so we manage and think like an owner," said President Jennifer Cronin.
Deputy travel editor Stephanie Holmes describes her experience at United Airlines' relaxing Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport. The takeaway: "Make sure you have plenty of time between connecting flights so you have time to enjoy the lounge. It would be a real shame to miss it."
American Airlines will on April 2 launch regular seasonal service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and California's Monterey Regional Airport, which is near the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The airline will also offer the route from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10 to accommodate travelers interested in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Denver has a strong culinary scene with global flair. Travelers can dine on Italian meals with homemade ingredients at Tavernetta, enjoy international dishes such "hangover ramen" at Linger and explore various ethnic food stalls at Zeppelin Station.
As the year comes to an end, agents are making preparations for 2019, Cheryl Rosen writes. Agents state in the new year they will add new hires as their businesses pick up, stay abreast of the latest cruise offerings and prepare in case the travel industry takes a hit.