New York’s Storied Roosevelt Joins Growing List of Prominent Hotels to Close Their Doors

New York City’s once seemingly indomitable hospitality industry sustained another blow this week when the owners of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a 96-year-old Midtown institution, announced that the 1,025-room hotel will cease operations on Oct. 31.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in the fall of 1924, and its Italian Renaissance façade of chiseled marble and limestone has been an unchanging fixture of the Manhattan streetscape ever since.

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Indiana added to list of states required to quarantine

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated Tuesday, adding Indiana to the list.

Twenty-five total states and Puerto Rico are now on the Chicago travel quarantine order. The four new states added Tuesday were Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island and New Mexico.

The threshold for inclusion on the quarantine order list is an average of at least more than 15 new cases per 100,000.

Wisconsin also remains

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Lonely Planet ranks ultimate travel destinations in new list

Many of us have been forced to rethink travel plans in the wake of Covid-19, but if you’re soothing your canceled-vacation-blues by daydreaming about future adventures, Lonely Planet’s new “Ultimate Travel List” might be just what you need.



a large waterfall over some water: Part of The Iguazu Falls seen from the Argentinian National Park


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Part of The Iguazu Falls seen from the Argentinian National Park

Lonely Planet has just released the second edition of its popular “Ultimate Travel List” coffee table book, which ranks

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Bored of Your Home Office? Here’s a Growing List of Hotels You Can Work From for a Day Rate

Hilton is the latest hotel brand to offer up its guest rooms to workers looking for a change of scenery.



a view of a city street filled with traffic surrounded by tall buildings: Amenities include in-room cocktail delivery, stability balls, air purifiers, and more.


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Amenities include in-room cocktail delivery, stability balls, air purifiers, and more.

Through its new WorkSpaces program, Hilton is offering private rooms at the Conrad New York Downtown with breakfast, lunch, and happy hour cocktail delivery for $300. Meanwhile, at the Hilton Boston Back Bay, a $99 work-from-hotel day

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Stuck-at-Home Americans Experiencing a Travel Memory Deficit; Majority Vow to Quit Putting Off ‘Wish List’ Vacations When Travel Resumes

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After six months of restrictions brought on by a global pandemic, it may be no surprise that Americans are missing travel right now. But what is surprising, according to a new study conducted on behalf of Hilton, Americans say travel is their most frequently recalled happy memory, more than special occasions or personal achievements and the majority cite creating lasting memories as

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Petra ranks 1st on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List

(MENAFN – Jordan Times) AMMAN — The rose-red city of Petra has ranked top in Lonely Planet’s, world’s leading publisher of the popular travel guides, latest Ultimate Travel List that featured 500 best must-see places.

According to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List released on Wednesday, Petra, some 220 kilometres south of Amman, has been named as ‘the number one place in the world to experience outdoor adventure’.

Also among the

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These 21 states and territories are NOT on N.J.’s latest COVID-19 quarantine travel advisory list

New Jersey’s coronavirus travel advisory re-added New Mexico Tuesday bringing the list back to 35 states and territories where travelers are asked to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the Garden State.

Those states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots because they had a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. The list is updated weekly

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Automattic Awarded Coveted Spot On Forbes Cloud 100 List

Automattic Recognized in the Definitive List of the Top 100 Private Cloud Companies in the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Automattic — a leader in publishing and e-commerce software and the parent company behind the industry-leading brands WordPress.com, WooCommerce, WordPress VIP, Jetpack, Tumblr, and more — was awarded a coveted spot on the prestigious Forbes Cloud 100 list, the annual ranking of

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Petra, Jordan ranked top of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List

LONDON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • UK scores 34 spots in top 500 best places in the world, securing more than any other country
  • Lake District National Park named UK’s top experience
  • Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way highest new entry

Lonely Planet has ranked the top 500 unmissable global travel experiences helping to satisfy your wanderlust from the safety of an armchair.

According to leading global travel authority Lonely Planet’s

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How do you travel in 2021? Intrepid Travel has a list of tips

How do you travel in 2021? Intrepid Travel has a list of tips

The Egyptian pyramids (Credit: Intrepid Travel)

How do you travel in 2021? Intrepid Travel has a list of tips

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

TORONTO — For anyone unsure of how to travel in 2021 during a global health crisis, Intrepid Travel has a few essential tips.

The company has released its first-ever ‘How’ To Go in 2021 list, a compilation that replaces its annual ‘where to go’ lists. Featuring five

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Chicago residents ‘strongly advised’ to avoid Indiana, which may make next week’s quarantine travel list

Indiana is again in danger of being added to Chicago’s quarantine travel order next week, officials announced Tuesday.



a person talking on a cell phone: In this file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) approaches the podium during a news conference held at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.


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In this file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) approaches the podium during a news conference held at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.

While the neighboring state is still just at a warning

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Alaska added to Chicago travel order, 2 states removed; Indiana now on warning list

CHICAGO — Health officials in Chicago updated the city’s emergency travel order Tuesday. Alaska has been added. Georgia and Texas were removed.

Health officials also list Indiana at a warning level.

According to the city’s website

Indiana is seeing a daily case average of over 15 cases/100k/day. To allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state, it has been added to a warning list. If Indiana is

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There are 22 states and territories NOT under N.J.’s travel quarantine advisory. Here’s the latest list.

New Jersey’s coronavirus travel advisory added a state Tuesday while two others were removed from the list of places people are asked to quarantine for 14 days if they’re returning home or visiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



map: There are 34 states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots that New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have agreed to put on the travel.


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There are 34 states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots that New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have agreed to put on the travel.

There are currently 34

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Where can Canadians travel in Europe? Here’s a list of destinations

Where can Canadians travel in Europe? Here’s a list of destinations

Friday, September 18, 2020

By: Kathryn Folliott and Cindy Sosroutomo

TORONTO — While this is far from a typical year, Europe still beckons for many, and some clients may be wondering how to travel to Europe this fall.

More than 20 European countries are open to Canadian travellers, even if Canadians must still quarantine for 14 days upon their

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