This Vancouver, British Columbia, luxury hotel recently announced its removal of all single-use plastics from its property and has since received Single-Use Plastic Free Certification from GreenStep Solutions, Inc.
The process of removing all of the hotel’s single-use plastics from the entirety of the guest experience took four years of audits and finding new replacements for the single-use plastics typically found in an average hotel. As a result, the hotel replaced its 36,000 plastic key cards used annually with reusable, cherry wood key cards. Large, refillable toiletry bottles are now found in bathrooms, as opposed to the 198,700 pounds of plastic amenity bottles that would typically be used per year. Plastic water bottles have been replaced with recyclable alternatives. Plastic laundry bags are now reusable, as well. Even in-room amenities like shower caps, cotton swabs and disposable razors have been made more environmentally friendly, as have all food and beverage containers.
“This certification is a major milestone for our hotel and one we hope to inspire continued sustainability efforts across our industry,” said Jens Moesker, regional vice president and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim. “Changing long-held industry practices required creative solutions from all of our staff and this achievement is a testament to their commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship demonstrated by all.”
Graceland has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Not only is the Memphis destination a favorite for the holidays with its bevy of Christmas-focused events, but the holidays also align with Elvis’ birthday, Jan. 8. As such, there’s a lot for visitors to look forward to.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Wind Creek Hospitality recently announced a multiyear partnership with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls as its official casino. Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Alabama. Wind Creek manages the tribe’s gaming facilities, with one coming soon to Chicago Southland. Wind Creek Hospitality will now serve as the basketball team’s official casino.
From Julia Child and Top Chef to Anthony Bourdain and The Bear, the culinary world is an integral part of pop culture. Celebrity-owned bars and restaurants give diners an opportunity to connect with their favorite famous people. Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of that star or simply want to enjoy an incredible meal, these restaurants offer unique experiences you won’t soon forget.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.