Day: September 6, 2020

Philadelphia Hotel, Spa Awarded 5 Stars By Forbes Travel Guide

PHILADELPHIA — Philly is now home to a five-star hotel thanks to a new travel guide from Forbes.

Forbes Travel Guide recently published a “sneak peek” at its 2021 five star winners, and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center was among the “world’s best properties.”

This marks the first time a Philadelphia hotel has earned the distinction from Forbes.

The hotel is the highest in all of North America, taking up the top 12 floors of the 1,121-foot, 60-story building (which is Philadelphia’s tallest).

Here’s what Forbes says about the hotel:

Architect Norman Foster and artistic director Jeff Leatham designed a space that is both modern and sleek while remaining warm and comfortable. They softened this urban hotel by subtly bringing the outside in with stunning florals and the strategic use of windows and mirrors that reflect back the blue sky and invite sunlight to flow naturally through

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Chinese airlines’ losses mitigated by domestic travel

China’s biggest airline on Saturday reported less severe losses in the second quarter as domestic travel picks up with the coronavirus outbreak brought largely under control.



a person standing in front of a plane: China Southern Airlines reported a lower loss in the second quarter and said the aviation market in China would be the first to rebound from the pandemic


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China Southern Airlines reported a lower loss in the second quarter and said the aviation market in China would be the first to rebound from the pandemic

The country where the disease first emerged last year has reported no new deaths since May — allowing for a tentative return of business and tourist travel within its borders, even as the virus wreaks havoc elsewhere.

China Southern Airlines, the nation’s largest carrier in terms of passenger numbers, posted losses of 2.9 billion yuan ($422 million) in April-June, compared with 5.3 billion yuan in the first quarter from January to March.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has exerted a long-term and profound impact globally,” the company said in its results announcement, predicting further uncertainty.

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