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Ritz-Carlton deconstructs the wedding cake

When this decadent dessert lands on the menu at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City hotel’s restaurant this spring, you’ll have brides to thank. Last year, the hotel’s catering department began presenting brides a deconstructed wedding cake with three flavors each of sponge cake, filling and frosting for 216 possibilities. Ever since, brides no longer go outside […]

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United Continental initiates fare hike

U.S. airlines are readying for another round of fare hikes. That’s according to J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker, who says this afternoon in a research note: United Continental raised the majority of its domestic fares (Tuesday night) by $2 to $5 one-way, excluding sales categories. Baker writes United Continental’s attempt comes “fresh on the heels […]

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New black history museum rising on National Mall

By BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type WASHINGTON — Frederick Douglass was black and that was enough for the Smithsonian Institution to bar the famed abolitionist from speaking at a lecture series intended to convince President Abraham Lincoln that he should end slavery as war divided the […]

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D.C.-area Hotel Palomar now Le Meridien

In a sign of enthusiasm for the Washington D.C.-area hotel market, HEI Hotels and Resorts on Wednesday snapped up a high-end, Kimpton-run hotel in the suburbs, Hotel Check-In has learned. HEI bought the Hotel Palomar in Arlington, Va., and is going to renovate the hotel and convert it into one of Starwood’s sophisticated, European-style Le […]

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Jeremy Lin scores a condo in red-hot downtown NYC

No more sleeping on his brother’s couch in Manhattan for rising National Basketball Association Star Jeremy Lin. The Knicks point guard — who came off the bench a few weeks ago to set records in points, assists and turnovers in his first NBA starts and to become a global celebrity — has just scored a […]

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In Transit Blog: Seeing Neon, in All Its Brilliance, in Paris Exhibition

Courtesy Alfredo Jaar and kamel mennour, Paris“Cien Anos de Soledad” by Alfredo Jaar. Paris Its name derived from neos, the Greek word for new, neon emits colored light when in contact with electric current. The French physicist and chemist Georges Claude developed the first neon tube in 1912, presenting it at the Paris World Fair. After […]

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Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai expands insurance partnerships with new healthcare agreements

About Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) is the first overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. Located at the Al Razi Medical Complex in Dubai Health Care City, the facility provides daycase […]

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Police: Ga. victims related in Korean spa shooting

By JEFF MARTIN The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type NORCROSS, Ga. — A gunman who was asked to leave a Korean health spa in an Atlanta suburb earlier in the day came back and shot two of his sisters and their husbands and then killed himself, police said Wednesday. […]

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Luxury cruise ship finds missing fishermen

Three fishermen from a remote island in the Pacific may owe their lives to the bridge crew of a cruise ship operated by luxury line Seabourn. The fishermen had been drifting across the ocean on their small boat for nearly three weeks after running out of fuel when they were rescued Sunday by the 450-passenger […]

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Trump SoHo New York to get Koi restaurant

Koi Group has just inked a deal with the Trump SoHo New York to operate the hotel’s ground-floor restaurant, Hotel Check-In has learned. The restaurant is expected to open this summer, Ashley Berg, Koi’s publicist, tells me. Construction has not yet begun. Koi also operates the popular Koi Bryant Park restaurant at the Bryant Park […]

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