Fly the (Eco) Friendly Skies
United airlines recently piloted its first-ever “Flight for the Planet” for World Environment Day, using biofuel, renewable resources and carbon o sets to reduce its ecological footprint. Billed as the world’s most eco-friendly commercial flight, the Chicago to Los Angeles jaunt used a 30/70% mix of biofuel and traditional jet fuel and o set its carbon emissions with carbon o set provider Conservation International. It also aimed for a zero-waste flight, using recyclable coffee cups, recyclable or compostable utensils, and beeswax lids in place of traditional plastic. The flight was part of United’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2050.
This Hotel Rocks
Coming soon to South Florida: the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel. It’s part of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s $2.2 billion plan to expand its two AAA Four Diamond Rated Florida properties. In addition to the guitar-shaped tower, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will gain 800 new hotel rooms, a $125 million entertainment venue, expanded gaming, a new spa, more dining, bars, and a new day club and nightclub. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s expansion includes 562 new guest rooms, more gaming, new dining venues, a bigger spa, three new swimming pools and an event center.
Aspen or Bust
Calling all “Dumb and Dumber” fans. To celebrate a new location in Providence, R.I., Graduate Hotels recently rolled out one heck of a welcome wagon: an exact replica of the Mutt Cutts van owned by Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas in the 1994 cult comedy flick. Ben Weprin, Graduate’s founder and CEO, thought it would be the perfect homage, as the film’s creators – Peter and Bobby Farrelly – hail from the Ocean State, and Harry and Lloyd drive from Providence to Aspen, Colo., during the course of the film. The Graduate van usually stops by hotel openings, football games and community events. In October it will visit State College, Pa., for the Michigan vs. Penn State football game.
A Buzz-worthy Attraction
Just down the road from Charleston, S.C., you’ll find a world where everything is humming and where making joyful noise is welcome; encouraged, even! Kazoobie Kazoos, America’s only plastic kazoo factory, makes everything from kazoos to kazoogles (a cross between a kazoo and a bugle) in its Beaufort facility – and the public is welcome for free weekday tours. The visits include a tour of the production facility, kazoo museum, gift shop and even the chance to make your own custom kazoo. (We’re saving our pennies for the electric kazoo.)
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