Friday, April 9, 2010

Changing History in a City that Changed History


Clean the World has finally landed in the City of Brotherly Love.  The Sheraton Philadelphia University City (http://www.philadelphiasheraton.com/) has recently joined our life saving soap and amenity recycling program.  As an organization one of our goals is to change the course of history, so it is only fitting to find such a wonderful partner in the very city that has changed the course of human history.

The Sheraton Philadelphia University City truly has everything to offer, whether a site-seeing vacationer or the traveling businessman.  The Sheraton is home to 332 luxurious rooms, all of which feature their signature Sweet Sleeper beds, in-room computers, remote printing, 37 inch LCD TV’s, and complimentary wifi internet access.

Stay on top of your game in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  Complete with touch screen equipment, heart rate monitor, iPod playlist integration, and a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline.  The Sheraton is also home to a seasonal outdoor pool that invites you to take a crack at some of Phelps’ records, or just pull up a chair and take in some rays.

If sightseeing is your desire, there may be no better city than Philadelphia.  Philadelphia is truly one of the richest historic locations in the entire modern world.  See where our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, visit the Liberty Bell, and definitely don’t skip out on the Franklin Institute.  There are countless museums and fine arts facilities to visit as well.  For the kids, the Please Touch Museum is a must.  Hands on learning that encourages both parents and children to engage in interactive learning exhibits.

On your next trip to the City of Brotherly Love be sure to stop and stay with our friends at The Sheraton Philadelphia University City, and tell them thank you for helping Clean the World reach our goal of saving 1,000,000 lives every year.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Play & Stay With One of Clean the World's Latest Partner

In honor of the Master’s this week, Clean the World would like to showcase the PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, as one of our latest hotel partners to join our Hospitality Recycling Program.  We are always excited when a property joins, and this is no exception.  No matter your golf abilities, beginner, amateur, or pro you will easily find plenty to fill your days at The PGA National Resort & Spa  (http://www.pgaresort.com/index.aspx).  Of course for all of the fairway widows, there is no better place to unwind, and get away from it all.

The PGA National Resort & Spa boasts five tournament ready courses.  These courses have been designed by such legends as Nicklaus, Palmer, the Fazios, and Karl Litten.  These courses are commonly considered among some of the top courses in the sunshine state.  Home to the Honda Classic, played here every year in the spring, there is an atmosphere of greatness that overwhelms you when you step onto the greens.  If your game needs a little work there is always the world class Golf Academy.  With daily clinics, private instruction, and state of the art training anybody can step up their game at The PGA National Resort & Spa.

If golf is not your game, no worries, The PGA National Resort & Spa offers plenty to satisfy vacationers of all styles.  From the gorgeous 40,000 square foot European Spa featuring a diverse menu of treatments including mineral pools, a beauty salon, café & lounge areas, to a fully functional Health & Racquet Club home to 19 Har-Tru tennis courts, free weights, Pilates, even a ballet studio & personal trainers upon request, to nine (yes nine!) sparkling pools for those that live the life aquatic there is never a dull moment.

For those of you who are sneaking in the back nine while on business there is nearly 40,000 square feet of meeting and conference space available.  Hosting 23 stylish and modern meeting rooms The PGA National Resort & Spa is prepared to make your next business trip one of your more memorable ones.

After a long day on the links or by the pool nothing is better than a delicious dinner, and The PGA National Resort & Spa has seven restaraunts and lounges to choose from.  No matter what your particular pallet may be, they have you covered from steak & seafood at the Ironwood Grille to the crisp fare of the Wave Grill.

So if you are looking for a beautiful place to play & stay stop in and stay with our friends at The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL.  And tell them Clean the World sent you.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lake Quinault Lodge...Answering the Call of the Wild


As an avid fan of the great outdoors, I am not sure I have ever seen a place as beautiful and majestic as the Lake Quinault Lodge. Surrounded by raw unadulterated wilderness there are few places on earth as tranquil and blissful as Lake Quinault Lodge. Located in the Olympic National Park & Forest, and featured on PBS’ “Great Lodges of the National Parks” Lake Quinault Lodge is a place made for relaxation, warmth, and escape. Clean the World is honored that Lake Quinault Lodge has joined our Hospitality Partnership Program.

The National Parks by themselves are a fine collection of natural gems, but Lake Quinault Lodge stands out as a truly dazzling specimen. The main lodge was built in 1926, and gives its guests a taste of days gone by. One can truly embrace a sense of charmed history at the lodge. There is a feel of antiquity throughout the entire property, from fireplace rooms to the rugged timber construction. Lake Quinault Lodge offers several styles of rooms, suited to travelers of all tastes; from the cozy fireplace rooms to the Contemporary Lakeside building. The view from anywhere on the property is stunning, but none equals the beauty of The Beverly Suite. The Beverly Suite fills the entire third story of The Boathouse Building, and offers a panoramic breathtaking view of the Olympic National Forest, the Lodge, and Lake Quinault.

There is plenty to do at Lake Quinault Lodge. You can enjoy a dip in the glistening Lake Quinault, curl up in front of the majestic fireplace in the Main Lodge, canoeing, fishing, and of course grabbing some gear and hiking your way through the Olympic National Forest. There is no reason to leave your favorite family members behind either, as Lake Quinault Lodge is a pet friendly property, which welcomes our furry four legged friends. Imagine your dog romping through the forest, lending an ear to that ever-present “Call of the Wild”. I can imagine Jack London himself giving a nod to the Lake Quinault Lodge. We at Clean the World encourage you to stay at this magnificent property in the Great Northwest, and thank them for caring enough about our planet and all of its beauty to join our Program. But don’t take our word for it, check out Lake Quinault Lodge for yourself at: http://www.olympicnationalparks.com/accommodations/lake-quinault-lodge.aspx .

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Old World Meets Clean the World

The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is one of the latest properties to embrace the Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program. Anasazi is a Navajo word that means “the Ancient People”, and The Rosewood Inn certainly embraces the feeling of days past. Mixing the frontier west with a mix of Native Americain pride, The Rosewood, found here http://www.innoftheanasazi.com/, is a one of a kind property. Walking in the front doors one would feel as if they had been transported to another place in time. Glancing around the lobby you might expect to catch a glimpse of Doc Holliday or Billy the Kid. Don’t be mistaken though, The Rosewood Inn is certainly no sawdust on the floor flophouse. It is a world-class retreat and easily New Mexico’s most lauded hotel.

Situated in the heart of Santa Fe, surrounded by mountains, deserts, and the kind of sunsets that are usually only glimpsed in paintings, this four star hotel boasts hand carved wooden doors, sandstone walls, and sculptured stairways that all whisper of a people from long ago. The rooms are beautifully decorated with hand crafted furnishings, authentic artwork from New Mexico’s diverse population, and the beautiful geometric rugs indigenous to the area. Another amenity that adds to the feel of the Old West are the gas-lit kiva fireplaces in each room.

The Rosewood Inn offers many luxury amenities to its’ guests. Concierge service, Valet, In-Room massage & aromatherapy, a business center, and a pet friendly policy are just a few of the perks offered at this rustic escape. Chances are that if you are staying at The Rosewood you have a streak of frontiersman in your heart, and there is plenty to do to feed the hunger for adventure. Golf, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, white-water rafting, hiking and day trips to nearby Taos or Bandelier National park are just a few of the many activities to choose from in this New Mexico vacation destination. Santa Fe is loaded with history. Founded in 1609 by Spanish missionaries the city is in the midst of their 400th anniversary. Within walking distance you will find the cultural heart of the city known as the Plaza Dsitrict, authentic Native shops, museums, and galleries tell the rich history of the city and its people.

Whether you are on business or pleasure, The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has everything you will need to experience the Southwest as it once was. Next time you travel to Santa Fe, be sure opt stay with our friends at The Rosewood Inn, and who knows, you may walk into a saloon and hear someone whisper “I’m your Huckleberry”.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Clean the World Showcases A Gem: The Shores Resort & Spa



The Shores Resort & Spa is the latest Daytona Beach hotel to join Clean the World’s Hospitality Partnership Program, and we couldn’t be more impressed.  If Daytona is your destination, make your reservation at The Shores.  You won’t be disappointed.  The shores has everything to please an guest, whether a family trip to the coast, or a romantic getaway you will walk away with memories that will last a lifetime.

Besides being located on the “World’s Most Famous Beach” , The Shores is decked out with the finest in luxury accommodations.  The Shores Resort & Spa, is a AAA Four-Diamond resort, and offers luxury guests a surprising Daytona Beach experience which is fresh and spirited.  From four-poster beds layered with luxury linens and wrapped in netting, ocean-side fantasy cabanas and fire Cauldrons to acclaimed spa wraps of seaweed direct from the Atlantic and brocade Teddy Bears on beds, The Shores is truly an experience in luxury vacationing.

The dining is second to none, with The Azure featuring cuisine with a fresh combination of timeless southern ingredients and French technique – complete with the availability of dinning al fresco amidst the ocean breeze. Touting an atmosphere mix of classy elegance along with the jive and spirit similar to South Beach, Azure creates a dining experience to remember.  And on top of that one of the most unique amenities offered are the “Personalized Picnics” available at The Shores Resort & Spa.  This is a one of a kind dining option for couples or families who enjoy sharing a meal free from the distractions of a busy restaurant atmosphere. Guests are able to select the contents of their picnic basket in advance, which will then be prepared and waiting upon a picnic blanket on the lanai lawn.

The Shores offers a complete state of the art fitness center loaded with the latest in exercise technology and free weights.  After a nice workout head over to the Rejuvanating Spa where you can enjoy any number of services including, Massage Therapies, Body Wraps and Masks, Facial Care, Nail Care, Tanning Treatments, & much more.  Need somewhere to take care of business?  The Shores offers 12 meeting rooms with over 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor functional adaptable meeting space.  Nothing says work like a meeting with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop.

People come to Daytona Beach for all types of reasons: Business, Family Vacations, Bike Week, Spring Break, the Speedway.  Whatever your reason, there is plenty to do outside of the confines of The Shores Resort & Spa.  It’s just a short drive to the greens at the LPGA International Golf Course, or experience the raw power of the Daytona International Speedway.  Heading in the other direction (yes the ocean) you can enjoy a day of deep sea fishing, jet-skis, and even scuba diving.

There truly is something for everyone at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, FL.  Be sure to visit them at: http://www.shoresresort.com/, and book your next trip to the “World’s Most Famous Beach” with our friends at The Shores, and thank them for helping Clean the World Change History in our Lifetime.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just East of Eden…The Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton, FL

Part tropical hacienda, part modern hideaway, and all good. We at Clean the World couldn’t agree more. The Wyndham Garden Hotel in beautiful Boca Raton, FL is an exquisite mix of old-world Spanish architecture and new world luxury. From the terracotta tile roof to the stone fountain in the middle of the courtyard, the Wyndham Garden Hotel is as close to paradise as you can get, short of Eden itself. A pristine establishment located in the beautiful resort town of Boca Raton, the recent multimillion-dollar renovations have created a true jewel in South Florida.

The Wyndham Garden Hotel, http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/FLLBR/main.wnt, is the most recent addition to our life saving, soap and bottled amenity recycling program. Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or both you will find everything you need at this palatial resting place. From heated octagon shaped pool in the courtyard, to a 24 hour fitness center for those of you who enjoy the occasional 3am workout, or the 24 hour business center for those last minute proposals are just a few of the luxurious amenities provided at the Wyndham garden Hotel.

If you are looking for something to do with the family, The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a great place to educate and enrich your children, while enjoying some classic works of art. If fun is what you are looking for then head over to the Everglades National Park, or Boomers!, a local fun spot with bumper boats, laser tag, and go-carts.

If you are looking for a luxurious, feature rich hotel for your next trip, please consider our friends at The Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton, FL. And be sure to say "Thank you" on your next visit for their commitment to Clean the World!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: World Vision Partners with Clean the World to Deliver Recycled Soap Worldwide

Orlando, FL. — March 18, 2010 —World Vision has partnered with Clean the World to provide hygiene products as part of their overall mission to tackle the causes of poverty among children, families and communities around the world.

Clean the World collects the gently used bar soap and bottled amenity products that are routinely thrown away by hotels and resorts. These products are then sanitized in their Recycling Operations Centers and packaged for distribution to those in need.

“In this country we take soap for granted,” said Shawn Seipler, executive director and co-founder of Clean the World. “But throughout the world people are literally dying for soap.”

With operations in more than 100 countries across the globe, World Vision is very well positioned to distribute the recycled soap and provide essential hygiene education. According to clinical studies, the combination of bar soap and proper hygiene education can reduce the effects of acute respiratory illness and diarrheal disease, the number one and number two killers of children worldwide respectively, by up to 65%.

“Through this partnership with Clean the World, our ability to bring proper hygiene practices and soap to impoverished countries is greatly enhanced” said John Jensen, Senior Director of Key Partnerships at World Vision.

In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, Clean the World provided World Vision with one million bars of soap for Haiti hygiene kits. These kits will be distributed to quake survivors there. With tens of thousands of survivors still in urgent need of basic sanitation, the hygiene kits are meeting a critical need.

The partnership has already combined to deliver hygiene products to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mali, Mongolia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Romania, Albania and Armenia. Additional countries will be added in the next few weeks.

The Need for Soap
Studies by the World Health Organization show that the use of soap in hand washing greatly reduces the incidence of diarrheal and respiratory illness. Combined these diseases are the leading causes of death amongst children under the age of 5, killing 3.5 million children annually. By providing soap to impoverished people World Vision and Clean the World hope to greatly reduce these deaths.

About World Vision Product Donation
Products donated to World Vision, or “gifts-in-kind” (GIK), are a company's first-quality or specially-produced inventory donated to assist those in need. World Vision sorts, ships, and distributes these goods to millions of children and families in the U.S. and overseas each year. World Vision works in 100 countries, half of which have duty free status to import donations. In the past five years, World Vision has placed more than $1.5 billion worth of donated goods from major corporations, including medical supplies, school supplies, building materials, personal care items, clothing, shoes, books, and sporting goods