Delta Hotels And Soapbox Unite To Make Global Impact One Bar At A Time
BETHESDA, Maryland -- Delta Hotels by Marriott announced today a new amenity partnership with Soapbox, providing premium bath products to guests worldwide while donating soap to communities in need worldwide. The naturally-derived Soapbox products featured in the guestroom amenity kits including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, liquid hand soap and bar soap will begin rolling out to all 50 properties within the brand's global portfolio this month.
The collaboration between Delta Hotels and Soapbox will provide an estimated 1.4 million bars of soap to communities in need across the globe in 2018 through Soapbox's buy-one-give-one model. As part of the 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.
"Soapbox's mission is to empower customers to change the world through everyday, quality purchases," said CEO and co-founder Dave Simnick. "Partners like this ensure we can continue to donate bars of soap to those in need around the world. This is a true collaboration effort and we are thrilled to be able to provide Delta Hotels' guests with high-quality products that give back."
Delta Hotels and Soapbox's relationship ladders directly into Marriott International's new sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360, which is dedicated to identifying opportunities to sustain responsible operations while nurturing the world.
"Our relationship with Soapbox is powerful, in that it offers guests the unique ability to seamlessly be a part of positive global impact," added Durrer.
In conjunction with the amenity roll out, Marriott Rewards® will be offering a first-of-its-kind cause-related experience in India next November, hosted by Delta Hotels and Soapbox charitable partner, Sundara. Starting March 16, Rewards members will be able to use points for a chance to bid on a travel package to include business class flights for a member and his or her guest to Mumbai, with a six-day, five-night stay. The package will be available through the Marriott Moments platform and feature a community visit to one of Mumbai's neighboring villages with Delta Hotels to meet Sundara's hygiene ambassadors, help launch hygiene stations, and facilitate soap recycling demonstrations to the local community. To learn more about the package, including how to bid, Marriott Rewards® members can visit Moments.MarriottRewards.com.
Delta Hotels is one of the fastest-growing brands in the Marriott portfolio, with a property opening almost every other week. As part of the Marriott International portfolio, guests at all Delta Hotels can access the award-winning Marriott Rewards® loyalty program and link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® programs to earn and redeem points at any of over 6,500 other participating hotels in 127 countries and territories.
Focusing on truly meaningful elements that provide its guests with a memorable and frictionless journey, Delta Hotels delivers a fresh new lodging alternative, with a clean aesthetic and a modern take on comfort. Delta Hotels offer multiple restaurant options, bars, a marketplace with food available to-go, meeting and event spaces, and a 24/7 fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio equipment with touch screen technology and free weights. Guests also enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
Guests can also access more digital features through the Marriott Mobile app when they book direct, including mobile check-in and checkout, keyless entry and Mobile Requests to make their travel experience seamless. Marriott Rewards members will also earn points for their stay at Delta Hotels, and can redeem for hotel stays across the Marriott Rewards portfolio of brands.
Standing on a soapbox is just a platform, but getting off that soapbox to act creates change fueled by a purpose. In 2010, Soapbox was founded on the mission to empower consumers to change the world through everyday, quality purchases. Every thoughtfully crafted Soapbox product purchased donates a bar of soap to someone in need either here in the USA or abroad. To date, Soapbox has donated almost 3 million bars of soap to those in need, often pairing hygiene education with them as well. Their naturally derived luxe personal care line includes hair color safe shampoo and conditioner, and nourishing body wash, liquid hand soap and bar soap. All products are vegan, paraben free, cruelty free, EDTA free, silicone free and artificial colorant free. By hand selecting the benefit ingredients to include in their products, Soapbox offers hair and personal care that makes you look great, feel great and smell great. Soapbox products are made in the USA and sold in stores like Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Amazon, Meijer, Walmart and many other chain stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.soapboxsoaps.com.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world.The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.