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U.S. Pushes Foreign Airports to Install Explosives Scanners Within 21 Days


Domestic and international carriers have four months to make other security enhancements



Explosives-detecting scanners must be installed at 280 airports offering direct flights to the U.S within 21 days, one step the Department of Homeland Security has mandated to avoid a broader ban on laptops aboard flights. Non-compliance may result in banning laptops altogether in aircraft cabins and suspension of flights.


U.S. officials are giving 180 affected domestic and international airlines four months to make other security enhancements including more intensive passenger screening and monitoring of planes on the ground.


Experts estimate 3,000 to 5,000 new machines will be needed to meet the DHS rules. Many of the affected airports already have the scanners, which measure for traces of explosives by analyzing a swab taken from a flier’s luggage or hand. Such machines also are used to check for narcotics. Manufacturers say the test takes about 30 seconds and that the machines cost between $25,000 and $50,000.



Rosewood Reopens Paris’ Legendary Hôtel de Crillon


After an extensive four-year restoration, the luxury hotel is ready to create new memories.


On July 6, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts officially reopened the Hôtel de Crillon. Commissioned by King Louis XV in 1758 and built by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the greatest architect of his time, Hôtel de Crillon would later come to be the personal residence of the family of the Count of Crillon before becoming a palace hotel in 1909. Hôtel de Crillon belongs to an architectural style that is among the finest examples of the French Neoclassical genre. With its magnificent Corinthian colonnade and sculptures by Coustou, the hotel’s façade is a registered historic landmark.


Hôtel de Crillon’s 78 rooms, 36 suites and 10 signature suites feature a Parisian residential style decorated with bespoke furnishings, antiques and objets d’art. The hotel’s 10 signature suites are positioned to compete among the very finest accommodations in Paris.


The luxury hotel’s restaurants and bars include L’Ecrin, a gastronomic experience for just 22 guests who dine amid 18th century décor of the Salon des Citronniers, with cuisine from Chef Christopher Hache, whose previous restaurant at the hotel earned a Michelin star.


The hotel also offers Brasserie d’Aumont, which has a quintessentially Parisian atmosphere with food prepared by Chef Justin Schmitt. Jardin d’Hiver has a relaxing ambiance perfect for teatime, post-shopping champagne, or sweets served by Jérôme Chaucesse, executive pastry chef, who is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the premier distinction for the art of pastry-making.


The 60-seat Les Ambassadeurs bar has live music nightly, cocktails, and a menu of top champagnes. La Cave has a collection of fine and rare wines, including labels from the beginning of the 20th century. Connoisseurs can gather in this subterranean space for special food-and-wine pairing dinners upon request.


Hôtel de Crillon also has a new swimming pool area featuring a mural work by noted ceramist Peter Lane. Other recreational facilities include a Fitness Studio and Sense, A Rosewood Spa, Rosewood’s award-wining, signature spa brand.



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