Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square continues its $39.4 million renovation in response to continually growing tourism in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. As of last week, the property’s East Tower is officially complete, with 110 new guestrooms across 12 stories. In addition to guestrooms, the tower also features private event spaces indoor and out, along with a signature Marriott M Club Lounge.
The addition of the East Tower takes the property’s number of guestrooms to 416. The East Tower’s guestrooms include 10 city suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury bathrooms and sitting areas.
With the East Tower complete, the property turns its attention to the West Tower. There, planned enhancements include converting junior suites into guestrooms on the sixth and seventh floors, converting the Concierge Room into an Ambassador suite and replacing 70 percent of guestroom bathtubs with showers.
“Once complete, there will be a seamless design throughout our two towers creating a brand-new guest experience,” said Jay Rosenthal, general manager, Lancaster Marriott. “We’ve tailored our guestrooms to meet each guest’s individual needs, while they simultaneously experience a taste of Lancaster’s culture. We hope each guest leaves our hotel having fallen in love with our town the same way we have.”
Three upcoming restaurants at the property include Plough, a modern American eatery with a focus on the region’s agriculture; The Exchange, a rooftop bar and restaurant with views of the city; and cozy dining corner Two Kings, offering daily breakfast.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Much like cities around the world, San Francisco closed its museums and performing arts venues temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to technology, those sheltering in place can experience many of these cultural institutions from the comfort of their own homes. Here are the places opening their doors remotely.
Data analytics and consumer intelligence company J.D. Power conducted a survey on the response of the travel industry to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey of 1,633 business and leisure travelers in the past year was conducted March 12–13. In general, those surveyed have faith in the travel industry and are satisfied with the industry’s response to the pandemic thus far.
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As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
Seoul Convention Bureau is poised for a strong bounce back from the COVID-19 virus. The company rolled out a new PLUS SEOUL program to offer extra support to the meetings, incentive, conventions and exhibition industry in response to the virus.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Japan National Tourism Organization While would-be travelers around the world are self-isolating and putting travel plans on hold, Japan Nation Tourism Organization sends the fun home. While everyone’s wanderlust grows, JNTO offers virtual experiences showcasing the best of the island country.