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Virgin East Coast unveils refurbished trains

Virgin Trains has unveiled the first of its newly refurbished trains as part of a £40 million project to “improve the customer experience”.
All of Virgin’s trains on its east coast route are being refurbished with £21 million being spent on new interiors, including adding leather seats to First Class and new carpets and fittings throughout.
Virgin said that since taking over the east coast mainline in March last year, it has invested millions of pounds including £16 million in new diesel engines and the re-branding of the exterior of the trains.
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IHG opens 5,000th hotel

Intercontinental Hotels Group has opened its 5,000th hotel globally.
The opening of the 293-room Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York, takes IHG’s system size to 5,000 hotels in almost 100 countries.
The hotel is a joint venture between IHG and Brack Capital Real Estate (BCRE) and is IHG’s third for the Hotel Indigo brand in New York City.
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Four Seasons to Cease Management of Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf

It was announced today that by April 30, 2016, Four Seasons will be concluding its management of Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf.
After the transition date the Hotel’s Owner will operate the Hotel under a different luxury hotel brand.
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British Airways scraps green fuels project

British Airways has scrapped its flagship environmental project that was set to turn carbon-rich household waste into biofuel for aircraft.
The airline had partnered with technology firm Solena Fuels Corporation, which filed for bankruptcy three months ago, to build the plant on a disused industrial site in Essex for its ‘Green Sky London’ project – due to open in 2017. 
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