• AHLA Launches #TakeMeBack Campaign To Create Nostalgia Around Travel

     
    POSTED May 28, 2020
     

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

The American Hotel and Lodging Association, or AHLA, is anticipating such hesitation from potential travelers once leaving the house is safe. In response, the association is launching its #TakeMeBack campaign in order to promote thoughts of traveling once again, and to help people reminisce about memories made on unforgettable past trips. 

To participate, social media users can simply post a photo from past vacations with the hashtag #TakeMeBack, challenging friends to participate. Or, take AHLA’s This or That Instagram challenge, where users can share their dream travel agendas on their stories. Finally, AHLA offers sample or personalized e-postcards to share on social media to help reminisce and promote conversations about non-essential travel.  

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Seattle’s Foodz Catering is preparing to move into its new home, nicknamed the “factory,” in the Georgetown neighborhood this summer. Four times the size of its current headquarters, it will include a new kitchen, offices and a warehouse. Toast the new digs with the company’s Blueberry Mule—the recipe raises the bar on the sober-curious trend.

INGREDIENTS

—3 oz. fresh-pressed blueberry juice

—juice of half a lime

—ginger beer

—shaved ice

—sprig of mint

—lime wedge

 

In 1919, the Red Cross Convalescent House at Vancouver Barracks was dedicated. The house provided comfort for patients at the Vancouver Barracks hospital in Vancouver, Washington. Two years later, it became the noncommissioned officers club and service club. Today, the historic property is known simply as the Red Cross Building and serves as a beautiful backdrop for special events.

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.