OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS SAYS “GOODNIGHT TO HUNGER”
Luxury Hotel Brand to Help Provide a Family of Four Dinner for an Entire Week When Guests Book Direct on OmniHotels.com
DALLAS (June 21, 2016)
— Just as Omni Hotels & Resorts says ‘goodnight’ to millions of guests every year, the luxury hotel brand will now Say Goodnight to Hunger! Beginning today, for every stay booked directly on the brand’s website, OmniHotels.com, it will make a donation to Feeding America® to provide a family of four dinner for an entire week.* Donations will benefit Feeding America and local members in the 42 communities where Omni Hotels & Resorts’ 60 properties are located.
Omni’s goal is to help Feeding America provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed kids, families and seniors in communities across the United States. Say Goodnight to Hunger is the largest campaign launched by a Feeding America hospitality partner.
“Say Goodnight to Hunger is an initiative I am personally proud of, because it embodies one the core values of our organization, which we call Local Market Leadership. We are committed to integrating into the culture of each of our locations and caring for those communities,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Say Goodnight to Hunger is a unique way to serve and support these local communities in which our company operates.
Omni’s contribution to Feeding America is just one element of its commitment to feeding families and reducing hunger nationwide. Throughout the nation, Omni associates will generously give their talent, time, and compassion to volunteer at food banks in their local communities to amplify the impact of the Say Goodnight to Hunger mission. Currently, almost one-third of Omni properties actively support food banks in their local communities – from volunteering at facilities and fundraising to holding food drives and gathering donations for their local food banks. The Say Goodnight to Hunger program is a natural extension of what is already happening across the hotel brand.
Today, more than 48 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 15 million children. One in seven Americans is currently served by Feeding America food banks, often facing difficult choices between paying bills and buying food. Food banks often serve hard-working individuals who are facing economic hardship.
“It isn’t getting any easier for the families we serve – one in seven Americans is food insecure, including one in five children” said Nancy Curby, Vice President Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America. “This new partnership with Omni Hotels will help us in our mission to feed America’s hungry.”
To show support, guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #SayGoodnightToHunger
. For more information, please visit omnihotels.com
, call 1-800-The-Omni, or follow Omni at Facebook.com/OmniHotels
, and Instagram.com/OmniHotels
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About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com
or call 1-800-The-Omni.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org
, find us on Facebook
or follow us on Twitter
* $1 helps provide 11 meals on behalf of local food banks. For each direct booking on OmniHotels.com, Omni will donate the equivalent of 28 meals. For the purpose of this campaign, Omni defines a family as 4 individuals.