United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz visited Guam to participate in an employee town hall and commemorate the airline's 50 years of service on the island. "It is a central key geographic region as you think about we connect this area to fifty different countries around the world and hundreds of destinations," he said.
United Airlines' Economy Plus is a good compromise for travelers who long for the comfort of the premium cabin but need something more budget-friendly, writes reviewer Geoff Whitmore. The seats offer five extra inches of legroom compared to regular Economy, 10-inch seat-back screens featuring games, movies and TV shows, and complimentary wine and beer.
Anbang Insurance Group is reaching out to potential buyers for a portfolio of luxury hotels, which includes the Essex House Hotel in New York City and InterContinental properties in Miami and Chicago. The portfolio comprises about 15 hotels, sources say.
Universities in states where sports betting is legal are considering lobbying to receive a 1% integrity fee from revenue generated through college sports betting. The NCAA will not pursue integrity fees at this time, as it stands by its commitment to oppose wagering in college athletics.
Caesars Entertainment's policies allowing security to enter hotel rooms to conduct searches, even when Do Not Disturb signs are posted, raised concern at the recent Def Con 26 and Black Hat USA 2018 events in Las Vegas. Hotel guests allege some security officers did not show proof of ID and also searched personal luggage, which is not part of Caesar's policy.
Swedish operator Bethard has been approved for a gaming license in Denmark and has filed a license application in Sweden in time for reregulation in 2019. The company also has its sights set on a license in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and other major European markets.
Oberoi Group is maintaining the vision of founder Mohan Singh Oberoi and eschewing the addition of new brands. "When you go into their hotel, their quality is at the level of the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, the mainstream brands in the luxury space -- any Oberoi hotel takes them head-on at every level," said Manav Thadani of consultant firm HVS.
The 108-key Made Hotel in New York has become a "go-to spot" for millennials, according to reviewer Christina Liao. "With its wood paneling and planted greenery, even if you miss the golden plaque on the sidewalk that bears its name, the property immediately stands out from its surroundings and beckons for you to enter," Liao writes.