IHG Hotels on Friday announced the opening of a new Kimpton hotel in Paris in the Spring of 2021
Kimpton St Honoré Paris is located virtually across the street from the InterContinental Le grand and consists of 149 rooms, including 24 suites.
European leaders held a video conference on Thursday on how to prevent the mutation of the Covid-19 virus from spreading in Europe and what border measures countries can put in place.
France has decided to require all air and boat arrivals, including those from EU/EEA/Schengen, to have a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test administered not more than 72 hours before departure.
Canada is considering a mandatory hotel quarantine for all international arrivals to slow the Coronavirus spread and its more potent mutations.
These hotel quarantines can work when very little community spread occurs; that is not Canada’s case. Also, the number of positive instances imported by air appears to be minimal.
Marriott has a unique rate plan for Caregivers & First Responders (defined by Marriott as medical, government, military, or relief organization).
You must make the booking using corporate rate plan QWO and have qualified identification upon checking in. This plan has now been extended for stays through March 31, 2021.
In a controversial statement United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby addressed employees and signaled that the company looks to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory for all employees.
So far there hasn’t been any reaction from the unions representing the various workers groups at United what their position in this discussion is though it’s expected other airlines will want to follow suit as well.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a note about a booked stay at the InterContinental Sydney that the hotel has decided to cancel because they deem that a rate of $2,000 for five nights is “too good to be true.”
Seychelles is one of the first countries that has fully opened its borders without quarantine requirement for those with one of the four widely used Covid-19 shots. They still need to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test, however.
The country appears to have a very aggressive vaccination schedule and plans to have the majority of its citizens and residents inoculated by mid-March when only a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test without quarantine is required for foreign arrivals.
I often end up extending stays at hotels; my plans either change, or I like the hotel so much that I rather stay there longer.
This often creates issues with getting the correct number of nights, stays, points, and Milestone bonus points posted correctly in Hilton Honors’ case.
There have been very mixed signals coming out of Tokyo whether the 2020 Olympic Games will go ahead in 2021 in just six months or scrapped altogether.
The Japanese population, in general, have turned against having the Olympics at all, although the country’s Prime Minister tries to keep up a brave face that they will go forward.