Travel News: October 24, 2018


Hilton introduces Motto, a micro-hotel brand
Travel Weekly

Hilton has detailed plans to launch Motto by Hilton, a micro-hotel brand.

Scheduled to begin rolling out next year, the hostel-inspired concept will be focused in urban markets, with locations slated for Washington, London, New York, Boston, Nashville and Dublin, among other cities.


Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019

With its modern design, 15 Michelin-starred restaurants and extremely bike-friendly culture, it’s no surprise that Denmark’s capital has topped Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019 list.

Copenhagen’s street food scene is booming on Refshaleøen, a former industrial area with a food and craft market, Reffen. Tivoli Gardens theme park (one of the world’s oldest) is offering a February winter season, says Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s editorial director.

There’s a new artificial ski slope and hiking area on top of a waste management center, and the Danish Architectural Centre has moved into BLOX, Rem Koolhaas’ cultural center.


Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Nairobi, Kenya

Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.

A hallmark of hospitality in Kenya’s capital city, the Sankara Nairobi shares the brand’s values of vision, design and craft and its’ exactly like nothing else mantra. Owned by Westlands Hotels Limited, the hotel is expected to be rebranded in early 2019.


China Opens Giant Sea Bridge Linking Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland
New York Times

China officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge on Tuesday after China’s leader, Xi Jinping, and local officials inaugurated the 34-mile structure, which crosses the Pearl River Delta to link Hong Kong with Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai.

The project, which includes sections of bridge and artificial islands linked by a four-mile tunnel west of Hong Kong’s airport, went billions of dollars over budget and was delayed by two years. Chinese officials expect the bridge to significantly cut driving time between the two sides of the Pearl River, helping to achieve their vision of a Greater Bay Area, as China calls the effort to knit the region’s cities more closely.

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