Hotels with a Heart
Hotels with a heart
NH Hotel Group established the “Hotels with a Heart” programme 11 years ago, with a view to helping foundations and NGOs to cover their accommodation needs in the Group’s hotels. The Company consolidated this commitment through agreements with hospitals and foundations in a variety of countries to support children with serious illnesses and their families with limited resources when they need to be accommodated away from their own towns and cities.
The Company also has its own special NGO rate, through which it offers discounts of up to 30% off the best rates, and these are available to organisations that have been assessed and approved beforehand by the Corporate Responsibility department. The programme, which from the outset has donated more than 22,000 nights in hotels, was given recognition for this in the most recent edition of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards as the “Best Corporate Responsibility Initiative” worldwide.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
1. MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
We have been collaborating with the Make-a-Wish Foundation since 2005, making it easier for children with life-threatening medical conditions to make their dreams come true, enriching the lives of the children and their families through personal experiences filled with hope, strength and happiness.
2. MENUDOS CORAZONES
We have been collaborating with Fundación Menudos Corazones since 2004 by donating over 1,000 room nights annually in Madrid for families of children suffering from heart disease, who have to spend long periods away from home to receive medical treatment at hospitals in Madrid.
RONALD MCDONALD FOUNDATION
3. RONALD MCDONALD FOUNDATION
We collaborate with the Ronald McDonald Foundation in its programmes focused on the well-being of families with sick children, providing them with accommodations when the Foundation’s homes are full. These hotels turn into veritable second homes for these families, who receive the support and attention they need from the hotel employees. Also, every two years, we host the Ronald McDonald Foundation Gala in Rotterdam.
JOSEP CARRERAS FOUNDATION
4. JOSEP CARRERAS FOUNDATION
The collaboration agreement signed in 2011 with the Josep Carreras Foundation and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona against leukaemia, provides patients and their families with a room available for the entire year at the NH Porta de Barcelona as support for the Foundation’s Foster Homes programme.