There was a time when checked luggage wasn’t scanned at airports, you could bring a Swiss army knife on board an airplane, and your friends and family could accompany you to your departure gate.Then the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred, and security at airports forever changed. Will the Las Vegas Strip massacre that originated from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort now be the seminal event that will forever toughen security in U.S. hotels?Across the country, and especially in tourist destinations like San Diego, it is an obvious question, but hoteliers so far are reluctant to suddenly embrace metal detectors and baggage screening in the wake of the deadly shooting.Locally, hotel operators say that, if anything, the incident is a wake-up call to staff to be even more vigilant and aware of suspicious behavior and to not be shy about reporting it. That is already a typical part of training protocol, they point out. That the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, was able to … [Read more...] about After Vegas, should hotels have metal detectors?
The Libertines have announced the opening date of the band's eagerly awaited hotel in Kent.The bar at The Albion Rooms in Margate will open its doors for the first time on August 16 - the first phase of renovations carried out by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat since 2016.But the hotel and recording studio will open "at the end of the year", the band revealed as part of a tour announcement this week.The bar will be called The Waste Land and is set for the summer opening.The Libertines, who are now based in Thanet, are going back on tour for the first time in two years in the autumn to celebrate the opening of the hotel and its attached studio and bar.Doherty and Barat spent more than £450,000 to purchase the five-storey town house on Cliftonville seafront and are converting the building into a 10-bedroom hotel.In May, Doherty gave an interview with NME magazine saying the hotel could open as early as July.The tour will begin in Paris before moving through Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium … [Read more...] about Libertines’ hotel opening date revealed
Elaine Ganley, Associated Press Updated 11:35 am CDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Yoan Valat/Pool via AP) French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Yoan Valat/Pool via AP) Photo: Yoan Valat, AP Photo: Yoan Valat, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Yoan Valat/Pool via AP) French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace in Paris, … [Read more...] about Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote
Ben James has completely renovated the former MJB Lodge Hotel site on Unthank Road, Norwich to create No. 82 The Unthank. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant A former MJB hotel that once had some of the lowest customer ratings in Norwich has been given a £675,000 makeover. The Lodge, on Unthank Road, used to be the source of multiple complaints about drug taking and prostitution while under the ownership of the MJB group.But in 2017 it was purchased by developer Ben James, who has now refurbished the building in a bid to attract a different type of clientele.Mr James, from Estateducation, said: “When we picked up the keys to this building it was not what I would call in the best condition. “We were facing black walls, black ceilings, mouldy carpets and rats coming out of the toilets.“It was, what I would consider, a dire state of affairs.”Ben James has completely renovated the former MJB Lodge Hotel site on Unthank Road, Norwich to create No. 82 The Unthank. … [Read more...] about See inside a former Norwich MJB hotel which has been given a £675,000 makeover
By Louis Hansen | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 7:52 am | UPDATED: December 20, 2018 at 7:55 am Randy Shaw moved quickly from law school into his first job as an advocate at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. Four decades later, he’s still working for tenant rights and progressive housing policy from one of San Francisco’s poorest neighborhoods. Shaw, the executive director of the nonprofit clinic, is the author of the new book, “Generation Priced Out: Who gets to live in the new urban America.” He explores the housing policies and political forces pushing rents and home prices ever higher, making it ever more difficult for young workers and middle class families to buy homes. The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland was a tragic sign of failed policy, Shaw said. Housing policy had become so broken, he said, that young workers and artists could no longer find safe housing in the Bay Area’s most … [Read more...] about Bay Area author and advocate searches for answers to housing crisis