Corporate bits | Sheraton Grand presents Valentine’s Day packages

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel announced that it is offering packages for couples in search of a romantic escape over Valentine’s weekend.

“A Suite Romance” package is available in the hotel’s 1,300-square-foot Executive Deluxe Suite that has its own private terrace overlooking the Cotai Strip.

This getaway for two allows the couple to pop open a bottle of bubbly, indulge in culinary experiences at the hotel’s signature restaurants and engage in a host of other romantic activities.

Another package “Be Mine,” features a stay in a Deluxe Cotai View Room with views of the Strip as well as a slew of Valentine’s Day treats.

The resort is also presenting a set dinner “Amore, Valentine’s Day Set Dinner at Bene;” and “Romantic Afternoon Tea at Palms” where couples will be feasting on a traditional English afternoon tea with a twist.

For international cuisine, the “World of Love buffets at Feast” are a great way to experience a multitude of cultures and tastes all at once. Highlights include cold poached seafood on ice such as lobsters, clams and Alaskan queen crab legs.

Airbus retains order lead over Boeing

Airbus Group SE booked 320 jetliner orders in December alone to rack up 731 sales for the year, extending its backlog and beating Boeing Co.

In the last month of 2016 Airbus sold 98 new planes to Iran Air and 72 to Go Airlines India Pvt., while two other transactions saw 132 narrow-bodies purchased by buyers whose identities weren’t disclosed, according to figures released by the Toulouse, France-based company yesterday.

Airbus retained an order lead over Boeing it has held since 2012 after the U.S. business last week said 2016 sales totaled 668 aircraft, net of cancellations. Both manufacturers saw new business dwindle last year as demand ebbed after a decade-long buying spree that’s built up record backlogs. Airbus’s sales tally slipped by almost 350 aircraft in 2016 and Boeing suffered a 100-jet decline, though the U.S. company’s figures didn’t include 80 planes it has also agreed to provide to Iran and which would have given it a narrow order victory. Lower oil prices are also leading airlines to carry on operating older, less efficient planes, while stuttering economies have spurred cancellations and crimped net order numbers.

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