November 2, 2023
Davidson Hospitality Group announced Wednesday the inaugural launch of “Davidson Day of Service,” a new companywide initiative aimed at giving back to the local communities at all 83 individual hotels and resorts within the portfolio. From supporting food banks and assisting homeless shelters to contributing goods and equipment to local schools to trail clean-ups, each participating property has developed a different engagement to make a positive impact on its community during the month of November.
“Leading with heart and giving back are both intrinsic to Davidson culture and ladder up to two of my favorite company core values: ‘Be passionate about what you do; serve others with love’ and ‘Always do what’s right,’” said Davidson Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer Thom Geshay. “Community service projects are not new to Davidson, as our company has been doing them for years. However, this is the first time we’ve done it on a coordinated basis to really highlight the terrific impact our teams are having across the country. I continue to be amazed by our team members for fortifying strong relationships with the communities in which we live and serve.”
One area that Davidson Day of Service efforts are focusing on during November is environmental outreach. The Snowpine Lodge in Alta, Utah adopted a local trail called Temple Quarry Trail through the Alta Ski Area Forest service and will be conducting clean up and maintenance. Hotel Zephyr will be doing gardening work at Mission Dolores Park, one of the oldest and historic parks in San Francisco.
Properties are also partnering with local organizations, such as Eden Roc Miami Beach having an “Animal Supply Drive” benefiting Animal Lovers Rescue (ALR), a local non-profit organization finding pups and kitties their forever homes,along with proper medical attention and nutrition. Kimpton Harper will implement Kimpton Harper Coat Closet, taking donations for women and children’s coats to local Fort Worth women’s shelters.
The Hilton Gaslamp Quarter San Diego team will volunteer at Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Warehouse, the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. The Hotel Zachary team will volunteer at Nourishing Hope’s Lakeview Sheridan Market, a local food pantry that serves neighbors throughout Chicago whose income is below certain guidelines.
A few other examples include the Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter participating in a blood donation drive, the Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville packaging and sorting canned foods/gift boxes to be handed out to those in the community and The Don CeSar and Beach House Suites delivering meals to the local firehouse and police station in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
For a full list of activities, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com.