Weekly transport and tourism agenda: LA Live Completion

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The 123-room Ritz-Carlton at LA Live will boast Los Angeles's first full-service hotel spa and spectacular views from the 23rd floor of the building. Days afterwards, the Universal Studios park will open in Singapore, a major addition to the Resorts World Sentosa complex.

Ritz-Carlton LA Live Opens
March 15
Los Angeles, California, USA

The Ritz-Carlton tops - metaphorically and literally - the enormous LA Live, a $2.5bn (€1.85bn) downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district. The hotel will offer 123 rooms in the 54-storey tower.
http://www.ritzcarlton.com

Universal Studios Singapore opens
March 18
Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is the final - and arguably grandest - addition to the Resorts World Sentosa "integrated resort." The theme park features areas themed around movie classics such as Jurassic Park and Shrek and a replica of Hollywood Boulevard and New York City.
http://www.rwsentosa.com/


Trump SoHo Hotel Opens
April 9
New York, USA

The 46-storey luxury Trump SoHo is now confirmed for an April 9 opening. Suites include floor-to-ceiling windows and the hotel boasts an indoor-outdoor pool area with private cabanas and outdoor deck.
http://www.trumpsohohotel.com


P&O Azura Naming Ceremony

April 10
Southampton, UK

English ballet superstar Darcey Bussell will smash the bottle against P&O Cruises' latest ship, the 115,000 ton Azura. The liner can carry 3,100 passengers and 1226 crew and features ten restaurants and a 750-seat theater.
http://www.pocruises.com

 

Emerging Markets Airports Awards
April 26
Dubai, UAE

The inaugural Emerging Markets Airports Awards will honor airport achievements in emerging markets such as the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic States. Best airports across all geographies will be recognized, along with the emerging markets' best green airport.
http://www.arabianreach.com/emaa/index.htm


Celebrity Eclipse Maiden Voyage

April 29
Southampton, UK

Featuring a perfectly-manicured "deck lawn" and an onboard Apple computer training center, the latest member of Celebrity Cruises' fleet will begin her season sailing Northern European cruises.
http://www.celebritycruises.com

Hamburg Port Birthday Celebrations
May 7- 9
Hamburg, Germany

Celebrations to mark the 821st birthday of Hamburg's massive port are set to include a parade of ships and port calls from some of the world's largest cruise liners. On-shore activities for the whole family will also take place over the weekend.
http://www.hamburg-tourism.de

Armani Hotel Opening
Postponed, date to be announced
Dubai, UAE

Originally intended to open in March, the world's first Armani hotel set in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, will open later than expected with some reports speculating about late April. With rooms and interiors designed by Giorgio Armani, the firm promises that this is the first of a set of global exclusive resorts - a second is due to open in Milan this spring.
http://www.armanihotels.com/

 

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