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explore By Jean Barrett HistoryMeets Hospitality At Santa Monica’s luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows L ocation is everything, especially in Southern California, and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica has it in spades. The luxury property, which occupies nearly an entire city block along iconic Wilshire Boulevard, originally was the estate of the cofounder of Santa Monica, U.S. Senator John P. Jones. His decision in the late 1800s to build his home on a bluff, with sweeping views up and down the beach, has met 30 may 2013 with approval of Miramar guests ever since the property became a hotel in 1921. The Fairmont Miramar’s ties to the past are apparent from the moment you pull up to the valet stand, circling an enormous Moreton Bay fig tree that looks to be more than a century old. Actually, it’s older; a bartender gave the sapling to Jones to settle a bet in 1889. In the lobby, the hotel’s storied past seamlessly transitions to that of a sleek, contemporary space with views of the tropical gardens and the pool area. Filled with business executives chatting over coffee and guests lounging on sofas checking their

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - May 2013

US Airways - May 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Full-Service Hotels
Hub Crawl: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Wine & Dine: Virginia Wines
Great Tastes: Old Town Tortilla Factory
Diversions: Anheuser-Busch
Great Escapes: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar
Great Escapes: Aruba
Golf: Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe
Adventure: Heli-Hiking in British Columbia
Great Escapes: Granada Hotel & Bistro
Adventure: Glasgow, Scotland
Adventure: Dipsea Trail
Great Escapes: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: Gardening
Travel Feature: Hungry in Key West
US Airways: Painting the Past
Chefs Tell: Smith & Wollensky and Robin's
Must Read: Here Is Where
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - May 2013