Volaris to connect PVR- Riviera Nayarit with Phoenix Arizona

Volaris announced its new Phoenix-Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit (PHX-PVR) route starting June 16th of this year, expanding the connectivity between the Southwest region of the USA and the Mexican Pacific. The new flight , which began ticketing on February 8th, will allow clients to enjoy one of Mexico’s premier tourist destinations. The flight will be permanent with two frequencies per week on Fridays and Sundays. The airline expectations are high for the flight as this very important market not only for travelers of Mexican descent, but also for North Americans who reside in Phoenix and the surrounding areas and like to vacation in Mexico. The flight to Phoenix is one of the several recent new flight announcements to the US and Canada, including the Sun Country flight from Las Vegas and the Swoop flight that began two connections earlier this year from Hamilton and Abbotsford, Canada. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is very happy with this decision and wishes Volaris much success in the operation of its new route.

The Resort at Pedregal receives AAA’s Five Diamond rating for seventh consecutive year

The Resort at Pedregal, a private haven on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land, has been recognized for its unprecedented luxury with its AAA’s Five Diamond award ranking for a seventh consecutive year. “We are thrilled to be amongst the highly sought-after resorts in the Five Diamond category for the seventh year in a row,” said General Manager Fernando Flores. “It’s our team’s goal to provide guests with exceptional service in order to create unmatched experiences and exceptional hospitality throughout their visit.” Hotels at this level provide the ultimate level of luxury, sophistication and comfort with extraordinary physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence. The Resort at Pedregal is part of a select group representing the top tier of the hospitality industry in North America. Just 121 hotels made the AAA Five Diamond list for 2019. “AAA is pleased to recognize The Resort at Pedregal with the Five Diamond Rating, meaning its unwavering attention to both service and surroundings have placed it into the upper echelon of AAA Inspected & Approved hotels,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “Five Diamond properties consistently exceed expectations to provide their guests a highly personalized, memorable experience.”

Paradisus Cancun unveils renovated oceanview suites

The Paradisus Cancun has unveiled 75 renovated oceanview suites, with upgraded decor and amenities designed “to offer additional comfort to guests and to showcase the beautiful Caribbean-inspired design,” according to a statement from parent company Melia. Formerly known as the Paradisus suites, the redesigned Ocean View Luxury Junior Suites measure 473 square feet and are available with one king-size bed or two double beds. Each features private oceanview terraces, a 50-inch TV and minibar. Bathrooms are equipped with rainfall showerheads and stocked with Thierry Mugler bathroom products. Rates start at $440 per night, double. In 2017, the 657-room, all-inclusive property completed renovations to its adults-only Royal Service Ocean View Suites and Royal Service Lounge.

Construction Begins on $1.2 Billion O’Hare Terminal 5 Expansion Project

The Chicago Department of Aviation, along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and airline officials, celebrated the groundbreaking this week for the $1.2 billion Terminal 5 expansion at O’Hare International Airport. The first phase of the project, scheduled to be complete by 2021, will add about 350,000 square feet to the 25-year-old terminal. New passenger amenities, airline lounges, concessions spaces and more gates will be added to Terminal 5 as a result. Specific improvements set to debut in 2021 include: 25 percent more aircraft parking space, in the form of 10 new gates, which will better suit large aircraft and reduce delays; 75 percent more passenger amenity space, which will accommodate 15 new dining and retail establishments; 70 percent more premium lounge space, including a new Delta Sky Club and Six new security lanes and improved immigration facilities. When the new gates have been completed, Delta Air Lines will move its operations from Terminal 2 to the expanded Terminal 5 — allowing the carrier to consolidate its operations with its Sky Team alliance partners. By the following year, in 2022, a state-of-the-art baggage-handling system, including baggage ID, will replace the 25-year-old system that’s currently in place. A phased construction and rollout should minimize disruption to operations. Successive expansion phases will include the new O’Hare Global Terminal, slated to debut in 2028. At that point, all United Airlines and American Airlines operations currently in Terminal 5 will relocate to the Global Terminal. Future expansion plans, which have yet to be designed and approved, include more roadway leading to Terminal 5, improved curbside services, a new parking garage and, potentially, a new terminal-adjacent hotel. Airline funding approval for the Terminal 5 expansion was received in 2017, and an additional $8.5 billion was approved as part of a new airline use and lease agreement last March. That funding is meant to cover the new Global Terminal, as well as three new concourses, 25 percent more gates and 60 percent more airport terminal area. All airlines using O’Hare will benefit from the expansion.