To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Centrally situated near Columbus's cultural, military, and business districts, the Holiday Inn Express Columbus at Northlake tucks travelers of all stripes into a peaceful night's respite. Groupon holders can opt for the clean comforts of the basic guest room or the restorative power of the suite's souped-up digs, which include a separate living room, a 32-inch HDTV, and a tap-dancing robot butler. Before embarking outside to the nearby attractions—including the National Infantry Museum and Columbus State University—wayfarers may also take advantage of the hotel's amenities: rejuvenate muscles in the heated outdoor pool or indoor whirlpool, build morning bulwarks with hearty complimentary buffet breakfasts, or following the drama of the world's tiniest shipwreck salvage in the lobby's 750-gallon saltwater aquarium.
Holiday Inn Historic District (Mulberry) is centrally located in Savannah, walking distance from Lucas Theatre and close to Johnson Square. This hotel is within close proximity of Wright Square and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Make yourself at home in one of the 145 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary manager's reception, held at late afternoon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Ambience Event Services brings more than 20 years of experience to every celebration it helps its customers plan, including weddings, school dances, bar and bat mitzvahs, and company events. Along with renting out high-quality karaoke and sound equipment, the event amplifier hires out DJs, classically trained musicians, professional photographers and videographers, and experienced day-of coordinators. Working closely with its customers, Ambience coordinates each celebration carefully to match its hosts' visions, staying within budget and respecting the cap on the number of times "Don't Stop Believing" may be played.
In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in locations around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their child?s development, their child learns to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of preschool knitting circles.
Hibachi grills crackle with roaring flames and razor-sharp knives glimmer as they slice through fish—affording diners glimpses of the culinary skills the master chefs at Shogun Japanese Restaurants have been honing for more than a decade. Rustic exposed-brick walls and Japanese art pieces surround patrons, but all eyes are on award-winning chefs as they sizzle up choice beef, vegetables, and seafood at tableside grills. Behind the sushi bar, sushi artists swiftly chop fresh fish into 78 types of specialty rolls, and in the kitchen, pots bubble with udon noodles and soups that also fill the antiburglar cauldrons lining the restaurant’s roof. Behind the bar, mixologists top lavish cocktails with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.