News and notes from around the interweb:
- Emirates opens Moët & Chandon business class champagne lounge in Dubai
- American Airlines cancelling its codeshare agreement with airberlin
- The British Airways social media team told customers to fly Virgin Atlantic by mistake
- HNA Group, parent of Hainan Airlines among others and that’s buying Carlson hotels, has taken a 25% stake in Hilton. They’ll be the largest, though non-majority, shareholder as this reduces Blackstone’s holdings to 21%.
- How tourists in Thailand should behave during the mourning period for the loss of the Thai King.
- Park Hyatt will be returning to Los Angeles (WSJ) I remember when the Intercontinental Los Angeles was a Park Hyatt, and for that matter when the Le Meridien San Francisco was a Park Hyatt.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. has cut a deal to place a luxury Park Hyatt hotel in the $1 billion mixed-use project being developed in downtown Los Angeles by Chinese conglomerate Oceanwide Holdings, the companies said.
The deal marks the latest step in Beijing-based Oceanwide’s first U.S. project, which is scheduled to open in early 2019 and includes 504 condominium units, a 166,000-square-foot galleria and a 700-foot-tall LED display.
- Man reclaiming the armrest. (HT: Paul H.)