Newsletter Vol 6
Profile of IHG True Hospitality for Good Program: Making a Difference around the World
In keeping with this issue's theme of giving back, HX: The Newsletter Editor Laura Koss-Feder profiles IHG's brand new True Hospitality for Good program for communities and charitable giving.
The NYC Hospitality Alliance: Using the Power of F&B to Give Back to the Community
Andrew Rigie, executive director and founder of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, believes in the power of using food and beverage to help give back to the greater New York community at large. This six-year-old organization of 2,000 Big Apple restaurant, bars, and nightclubs takes the meaning of "hospitality" seriously through the numerous volunteer initiatives it has either been an integral part of or created. The Alliance advocates to reduce regulatory burdens and represents the industry in government and the media. It host training for members and curates events that foster networking and economic opportunity.
Hotels are Helping Others through F&B Initiatives and Projects
When hotels try to be good local citizens, one of the most natural avenues for them to help others is through food and beverage projects. Whether it's cocktail events that donate proceeds to charities, providing excess food to soup kitchens and other organizations or using recycled ingredients in different dishes, F&B and giving back go hand in hand. And, it's good for business.
It's Not Just the Big Guys: Independent Hotels are Doing Their Share to Make a Difference
Larger hotel companies boast foundations and often have funds and programs dedicated to helping worthy causes. But, in an industry that has a history of giving back and adopting charities that they assist in a variety of methods, the independent hotels want to get in on the action as well. They know the benefits of philanthropy to both their employees and guests, and like the branded properties, they want to help others in a meaningful way.
Philanthropy Translates from Continent to Continent: Overseas Hotels Make Their Mark on Many Regions of the World
In every corner of the globe, there are ways to help others in need. Overseas hotels - from Latin America to Europe to Africa - have engaged their employees in numerous social activism projects that have run the gambit. And, these initiatives have been put into place in all sorts of locations, from Third World nations to highly westernized countries.