Named after the 1940s mailing system between Cuba and Miami, the newly opened Airmail, located in the new Alton Food Hall, invites guests to enjoy its full-service cocktail bar and its soon-to-launch cocktail delivery service. Inspired by European food halls serving cocktails, Airmail offers both classic and original cocktails.
Head mixologist and general manager Sofia Present brings a decade of craft cocktail experience from New York City to Airmail, creating delicious concoctions. One of the most iconic cocktails served, aptly named Airmail, consists of Havana Club Dark Anejo, fresh lime, honey syrup and prosecco, served with a hot pink paper plane.
Other current menu highlights at Airmail include the Cobbler Punch (amontillado sherry, PX sherry, pineapple, fresh grapefruit, cane sugar, maraschino liqueur and prosecco), Frose (Lo-Fi vermouth, Havana Club Dark Anejo, fresh strawberry, melon and lemon) and The Monk’s Sazerac (Wild Turkey Rye 101, Benedictine, green chartreuse, honey and Peychaud’s).
This month, Airmail will soon offer delivery of five of its most popular drinks. Continuing the mail service theme, each to-go order serves two, starting at $24. Launching with UberEATS, Airmail plans to expand to other platforms in the near future. The inaugural menu includes Black Sails (Ron Zacapa 23, Cocchi di Torino, Montenegro, demerara and burlesque bitters), Ginger Pear Highball (Fistful of Bourbon, pear, fresh lemon, ginger syrup, Raegan’s orange bitters and Topo Chico) and Jungle Bird (Havana Club Dark Anejo, Black Strap rum, Campari, pineapple and fresh lime juice).
The original mailing service in the 1940s sent mail with a postage stamp, and Airmail continues this tradition by also giving all guests a free postcard that can be mailed anywhere in the United States.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Practicing mindfulness is an increasingly popular and recognized method for reducing stress, but for those needing to keep their hands busy in order to ease their anxieties, mindfulness can be difficult. While fidget toys can work in a pinch, sometimes you just want more. If you’ve tried to keep your mind clear and your hands busy with things like adult coloring books, and you’ve found that still doesn’t do much for you (all that pressure to stay inside the lines!), you might want to try the Buddha Board.
A new hospitality brand hopes to appeal to millennial and Gen Z travelers. Selina provides not just a place to stay, but also a remote working environment and a range of locally inspired experiences in more than 145 destinations worldwide. With a bevy of unique accommodation options and a focus on live music, authentic food offerings and wellness programming, Selina is designed with the digital nomad and experiential traveler in mind.
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AC Hotel by Marriott Herendia Belen recently opened in La Rivera de Belén, Costa Rica. As part of the design-led lifestyle brand, the new hotel features 147 rooms and suites, five meeting rooms, a restaurant, lounge and terrace with a pool and bar. AC Hotel by Marriott Herendia Belen lies in the Cityzen Epicentro Laboral mixed-use complex, allowing guests to enjoy some of the building’s other services, including a convenience store and pharmacy.