London Air Travel’s Atlantic Update – 17 April 2019

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Proper Hotel Santa Monica
Proper Hotel Santa Monica (Image Credit: Proper Hotels)

Welcome to the The Atlantic Update for Wednesday 17 April 2019.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica Opens 1 July 2019

The US “Proper Hotels & Residences” brand is due to open its second property in Santa Monica on Monday 1 July 2019.

The property, located at at 700 Wilshire Boulevard, is a renovated 1928 Spanish colonial style building originally designed by Arthur E Harvey. It will feature 271 rooms, 3 restaurant-bar “destinations”, and a roof-top pool. Like its first property in San Francisco, the interiors are designed by Kelly Wearstler. Special opening rates are available until Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Two further properties in Austin and Downtown Los Angeles are due to open this summer. Again, both hotels are period property renovations with roof-top pools. A property in Portland is due to follow in 2021.

The Proper Hospitality group also operates the Avalon hotels in Beverley Hills and Palm Springs and Custom Hotel in Los Angeles.

Also of note this week:

JetBlue has announced that its first Airbus A321 Neo aircraft will enter this service this summer. The aircraft will be used to launch a new route between New York JFK and Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Jetblue)

“The City” a new independent non-profit news service for New York has launched. (The City)

“Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. New Jersey Wants Revenge.” More neighbourly love between New York and New Jersey. (New York Times)

Ontario Premier Doug Forward has unveiled a CAD$28.5bn plan for expansion to transport in the Greater Toronto area. (CBC)

United has sought regulatory approval to operate a new winter seasonal service from Newark to Cape Town from December 2019. (United)

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