Four Seasons Hotels &
Resorts has invested $725 million in recent renovations
across its portfolio. The Toronto-based luxury hotel chain
estimates it will spend an additional $248 million by 2010 on
Fewer than one-tenth
of China’s 8,000 pilots meet international aviation standards in
English fluency, according to the International Civil Aviation
Organization. China is experiencing a boom in airline travel due to
its surging economy, and the ICAO is urging pilots to obtain the
required language skills in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Thayer Lodging Group,
based in Annapolis, Md., now features 99.9 percent allergen-free
Pure Conference Rooms at several of its executive meeting centers
and conference centers.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has introduced
Signature Events, a set of initiatives designed to standardize
group services at the chain’s primary meetings properties. The
program promises a response to requests for proposals within 24
hours, among other elements.