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.”
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Florida prepares to welcome its newest point of pride, the brand-new Sunseeker Resort. Located right on the water in Charlotte Harbor, the resort welcomes its first guests Dec. 15 and is the result of an unprecedented private hotel investment transforming the area for visitors to Southwest Florida.