The tourism board, Visit Virginia Beach, has “set up shop” in Brooklyn with a pop up escape the room attraction that brings attendees inside a past-meets-present travel agency in Williamsburg at 135 Kent Ave. On April 22 and 23, 2018, visitors can come to the agency and discover more about Virginia Beach by playing the game. Their visit to the agency will end at the store’s back room speakeasy, with Virginia Beach inspired food and drink. Reservations are required. To book, visit this link.
From the e-mail bag: Recently, Delta Hotels by Marriott announced a new amenity partnership with Soapbox Soaps, a bath product company that promotes a buy-one-give-one business model around the world.
According to a media release, Delta Hotels and Soapbox will provide an estimated 1.4 million bars of soap to communities in need across the globe this year. As part of their business relationship, each amenity kit will include a unique “Hope Code.” Delta Hotels guests can enter the Hope Code found on their individual in-room amenities on Soapbox’s website, to see where that particular kit’s contribution will be allocated.
I’ve also been told that this amenity partnership will give customers another opportunity to see how it apparently will work. Marriott Rewards, the points program for Marriott, will be offering a cause-related experience in India next November with Delta Hotels and Soapbox charitable partner, Sundara. One Marriott Rewards member and a guest will be selected to see how Delta and Soapbox’s contributions will aid in Mumbai’s neighboring villages. They will be said to witness the launching of hygiene stations and facilitating soap recycling demonstrations. More information can be found here.
Granted, most travelers I know often bring unwrapped bars home and donate a collection of them to charities or directly to those who could use them most. If nothing else, we could always keep this practice going while staying at a Delta hotel.