The heat is on. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today re-enters Australia with the opening of W Brisbane. Owned by Shayher Group, W Brisbane is a vibrant addition to sunny South East Queensland (often referred to as the ‘Sunshine State’) in a stellar location overlooking the Brisbane River. The new hotel delivers an intoxicating mix of fast-paced urban style and modern design all with a decidedly cheeky Aussie point of view. With sun-soaked days and electric nights, there’s no better spot than W Brisbane to take in the city’s vibrant culture and rich nightlife.
The population of mountain gorillas, one of the world’s most endangered species, which survives on the forest-cloaked volcanoes of central Africa, has increased by a quarter to over 1,000 individuals since 2010, wildlife authorities said.
That is despite the threat posed by poachers and armed groups in the Virunga Massif, a spine of volcanic mountains in the western Rift Valley straddling eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda, where most of them reside.
Carnival Cruise Line is going long in 2019.
The Miami-based cruise giant says it will offer a 24-day sailing from Long Beach, Calif., to Singapore — its longest single departure ever.
Kicking off Oct. 5, 2019, the trans-Pacific voyage on the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor will include calls in Guam, Vietnam and Malaysia — all firsts for a Carnival sailing from North America.
United will open a Polaris lounge in Newark Liberty Airport on June 4.
The opening follows United’s April unveiling of its Polaris lounge in San Francisco as it moves to deploy the high-end product more broadly following a rollout delay. Polaris openings in Houston and Los Angeles are scheduled for the summer and fall, respectively.
United opened its first Polaris lounge at Chicago O’Hare in November 2016 ahead of the early 2017 launch of its first aircraft configured with the new Polaris business-class pods.