Thursday, March 14, 2013

Norwegian Breakaway continues innovation with technological advances

MIAMI – Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ: NCLH) has announced several new environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced innovations on its newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, currently under construction at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany.

Norwegian Breakaway will incorporate a number of emission reducing, energy saving and enhanced safety systems which will be in use when the ship is delivered on April 25, 2013.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

News from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts


Suite Welcomes at The Savoy
The luxury of a suite stay at The Savoy in London now starts before guests even arrive at the iconic front entrance on the Strand.  For guests staying in a one-bedroom suite or above, the grand dame has introduced The Savoy Suite Welcome to ensure that this luxurious property becomes a home away from home. The welcome begins before the guest leaves home with a call from a Savoy butler.  They inquire about any special requests that the team can organize; whether it be a preferred choice of Champagne, tickets to a must-see West End show or simply if a guest likes brown or white toast.  The service also includes complimentary perks such as round trip transfers from all London airports and railway stations, courtesy car drop off within a 3 mile radius (subject to availability), beverages from the in-room private bar, pressing of one garment per person, dedicated 24-hour butler service, high-speed wifi and a welcome amenity. Rates for suites start from £1,095.

Celebrating 2013 Fairmont Birthdays
With an enviable collection of landmark hotels that run from historic treasures to modern marvels, Fairmont hotels are celebrating a number of landmark birthdays and anniversaries this year. One of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Fairmont Banff Springs, turns 125 years young and has a full roster of events and activities planned. Close on its heels and with major renovations in store for 2013 is Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac, which celebrates 120 years as the world’s most photographed hotel with a new package for guests. On the opposite side of Canada, The Fairmont Empress will be blowing out 105 candles in charming Victoria, British Columbia with special offers in store for guests. Outside of Canada, a few sister hotels are marking milestones of their own – in South Africa Fairmont Zimbali Lodge will celebrate its crystal anniversary of 15 years since opening on the beach in KwaZulu-Natal, while in Boston Fairmont Battery Wharf is looking forward to starting their 5th year in the historic North End Waterfront. In Arizona, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating a quarter century of luxury.