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North Phoenix, Arizona Hotel Pays It Forward to Transform One Family's Christmas

Partnering With The Salvation Army, the Residence Inn Phoenix Demonstrated What Companies Can Accomplish All Year Round

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 -- For the fortunate few, the holidays are a time to exchange gifts, reconnect with family and be merry. For too many others, however, the season throws into sharp relief their struggles. Case in point is one Phoenix family in which the father lost his full-time job, the mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer and the three children were left thinking more about survival than Santa. While some of these problems were beyond any one person's ability to solve, plenty of them were handled with compassion and competence by six managers at the Residence Inn Phoenix. And their example is one that many other groups and organizations can follow any time of year.

Working through The Salvation Army's Adopt-A-Family program, this hotel in North Phoenix, Arizona was able to help the family forget its troubles during the Christmas holiday by gifting each member with clothes, shoes, jackets, toiletries and other essentials, as well as toys for the children who are just 7, 5 and 4 years old.

The Adopt-a-Family program runs during the holidays, but it is exemplary of the kinds of opportunities available all year round to individuals, groups, families and companies who want to help those in need. From corporate sponsorship of programs, to volunteer opportunities, the Salvation Army affords countless chances for everyone to get involved in his/her community.

As a North Phoenix business hotel, the Residence Inn Phoenix is accustomed to extending a warm welcome to its guests. Such attention to detail is what has made this property one of the most inviting extended-stay hotels in Phoenix, Arizona, and it directly benefitted the managers' adopted family as well, since the staff was careful to account for each family member's needs. Living off a fixed income of less than $950 per month, the family struggles to get by with just one car that is often broken. The mother, meanwhile, is not receiving treatment for her cancer because she lacks insurance, but she will walk her children three miles to school to make sure they attend every day. Recognizing that such a family deserved a memorable Christmas, the hotel staff saw to it that everything down to the wrapping paper was accounted for.

While the holiday season is on its way out, the commitment of the participating managers shows no signs of diminishing. The staff's experience with the program was so rewarding that not only do they encourage other organizations to participate in this program and others like it, but they also intend to follow their adopted family throughout the year to donate gently used clothing and toys and other necessary items that can help the family get back on its feet. Such dedication inspires other people and companies to do what they can to help, no matter what time of year it may be.

About Residence Inn Phoenix
Guests in town doing business with Honeywell Automation College, attending a session at the BLM National Training Center, cheering on their favorite baseball team at Peoria Sports Complex or checking out the campus at Grand Canyon University will find a home away from home at the Residence Inn Phoenix. This centrally located North Phoenix hotel offers extended-stay accommodations with the amenities of a full-service hotel. Spacious suites offer separate areas for living and sleeping, free high-speed Internet access, luxury bedding, fully equipped kitchens with full appliances, outdoor space, sleeper sofas and large vanity areas. Soak up the Arizona sun at the outdoor heated pool or picnic and BBQ area at this pet-friendly hotel. Get in a workout at the fitness center. Host meetings in this hotel's 1,576 square feet of event space, and prep for presentations with the business center. The lobby hosts a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning and evening social hours with complimentary food, beer and wine. Nearby this Phoenix, Arizona lodging, guests can explore Metro Center Mall, Rose Mofford Sports Complex and Phoenix International Raceway/NASCAR.

About Twenty Four Seven Hotels
Twenty Four Seven Hotels is a privately owned Newport Beach, California based hotel management company. The company manages select service hotels with Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Starwood national brands in the western half of the United States. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.t4shotels.com or www.facebook.com/Twenty4SevenHotels or @247hotels.

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