Travelogue: News and Notes on NYC, Vegas, India

2.21.2014

By Neal Broverman

Our new weekly feature gets you caught up on hotel openings, travel deals, and destination news.

Quick travel-related news and notes on the places you like to visit:

MAUI, HAWAII: The Sea House, an oceanfront restaurant on West Maui's gorgeous Napili Bay (pictured right), celebrates 50 years of business this year with weekly drawings and special offers. One couple could win the private, five-course Na Hoku Dinner, valued at $275 a person. Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina

LAS VEGAS: The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a gleaming new facility near downtown that offers a library, internet services, and a restaurant for visitors, just received a $250,000 donation from the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation. 401 S. Maryland Parkway.

LOS ANGELES: L.A.'s rail network continues to grow, with a major new rail line winning a grant of $670 million this week. The Downtown Regional Connector will create a new subway tunnel and stations in downtown Los Angeles (see below), allowing trains to travel, without transfers, from Santa Monica to East L.A. and Long Beach to Pasadena in five to six years. 

MUMBAI: In a sign of India's growing tolerance, Mumbai just hosted the nation's first-ever leadership summit for LGBT youth. The event took place February 15-16 and attracted more than a hundred young LGBT people (pictured above).

NEW YORK: Mini-chain Obao opened its third location in the gay mecca of Hell's Kitchen recently, offering Thai and Vietnamese "street" cuisine in a stretch of Ninth Avenue between 45th and 46th streeets. 647 Ninth Avenue.

NEW YORK: Hotel Boutique at Grand Central opened earlier this year in mid-town, billing itself as "designed with the business traveler and Millenial in mind." The new property, at 45th and Lexington, offers free WiFi and bottled water. 447 Lexington Avenue.

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