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Travel Trend Watch

American Express Business Travel has just released the data from its 2006 Business Travel Monitor, which tracks a variety of travel expense categories, including international and domestic airfares, hotel rates and average daily cost for car rentals. An overview shows: After several years of nearly flat growth rates, international airfares increased by 12.8 percent over…

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New Name/Look For Scottsdale Resort

Starting April 5, Scottsdale’s Caleo Resort & Spa will debut with a new look and new name, FireSky Resort & Spa, after undergoing a series of renovations and enhancements. The resort includes new features such as new contemporary décor, a 28-foot fireplace and free resort-wide Wi-Fi. Other services and amenities include a daily evening wine…

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Lake Arrowhead Resort And Spa Completes Renovation

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa recently completed a $17-million renovation, upgrading the entire facility with redesigned guestrooms, improved meeting and public spaces, a new restaurant, BIN189, and a new 11,000-square-foot, full-service Spa of the Pines. All 173 guest rooms now include new guest room amenities, and conference space has been upgraded to accommodate up to…

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Hilton To Add More Hotels

Hilton Hotel Corporation anticipates adding 1,000 hotels in North America in the next five years. In addition to its North American properties, the brand anticipates adding 1,000 hotels to its international portfolio in the next 10 years. Hilton Hotels Corporation currently has more than 775 hotels and 110,000 rooms in development—the largest development pipeline for…

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Hotel Within A Hotel Debuts In Reno

The Summit at Grand Sierra Resort recently debuted as Reno’s first luxury hotel-within-a-hotel. Located on the 17th to 24th floors, Reno’s newest addition includes custom-designed suites that feature flat-panel TVs, MP3/iPod docking stations, DVD players, Wi-Fi Broadband access and 24-hour concierge and room services. The Summit Hotel is part of a 145-acre master redevelopment that…

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New Health Destination Proposed For Palm Springs Desert Resort Area

Approvals have been secured to grow Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. into a massive upscale development for the health conscious. Once completed, the proposed health and wellness destination would include an additional 285 hotel units, including villas, an IMAX theater and a comprehensive, health-oriented retail complex. The first phase…

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