Lobby Bar – November 17: Backyard Runways, Theater Addicts, Windowless Hotels, and Sharing Soap

By Jeremy Del Nero on 17 November 2017
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Maturity takes flight. Take a look at some photos from United’s farewell Boeing 747 voyage to Hawaii. The cabin crew served Mai Tais to all passengers, and in the spirit of celebration, even the children on board were offered alcoholic beverages along with their toy airplanes.

Bike buddies. Are you ready for the Thanksgiving travel rush this year? There are other options for getting over the river and through the woods if you want to avoid major transit hubs; just ask Jeremy (hi, that’s me) for a lift on his tandem bicycle. Better hurry up though, if you want to travel outside of the Northeast, we’ll need to depart by Saturday afternoon at the latest to arrive on time.

Theatergoers anonymous. Join Jonathan Spira at St. Ann’s Warehouse for “People, Places, & Things,” a play about acting and addiction. The message of the play hasn’t quite resonated with Mr. Spira yet, but he’s going back for the 24th step tonight in his quest to try to better understand.

House of stone. Blaise Buckley checks into the Arch London for a quiet overnight stay. It’s thanks to some architectural engineering that half of the rooms in the hotel are encased in the actual Marble Arch, giving these rooms incredible sound insulation, albeit at the cost of windows.

College Luxury. Four Seasons announced three new private jet travel experiences to be launched in 2019. The packages include private air travel, stays in top-rated international hotels, destination activities, and three packages of Drake’s Coffee Cakes. No other food will be provided.

Reduce, reuse… Marriott is introducing a new environmentally friendly line of bath amenities in its Sheraton hotels. The new soaps, shampoos, and lotions will be reconstituted from the salvaged remains of the bottles of previous hotel guests, thus reducing waste and allowing guests to save $.10 off their hotel stay price.

Call-a-jet. Amazon’s Alexa is learning a new skill that will be helpful for Air Canada passengers. Echo owners will be able to ask the virtual assistant about flight status and fare quotes, and for a limited time, users can take advantage of a bug in the system that lets them order a flight from their local air strip, Uber style.

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