|By Marketwired .||
|June 6, 2014 12:56 PM EDT||
ST LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- Officials of the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel announced today that the hotel received Davidson Hotels & Resorts' Give Kids the World award for "Most Money Raised in 2013," benefitting Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The award was presented by executives of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, the hotel's management company, at their recent 2014 Annual Leadership Conference. This is the third consecutive year the St. Louis airport hotel has won this award, having raised over $21,000 in 2013 alone. Two team members from the award winning hotel were invited to accompany executives of Davidson to Give Kids the World's annual Black and White Gala held, May 3, at the Hyatt Orlando, FL.
"I think it is important that we give back to our local and national communities as much as we can," said Michael Sanders, general manager for the prominent business hotel in St. Louis. "Give Kids the World is a nonprofit 'storybook' Village in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. It doesn't take much to make a difference."
The majority of donations raised in 2013 were from a 120-mile fundraising trip down the Missouri River called "Float for Hope." The hotel staff built a replica of a Lewis and Clark style flat bottom boat and the hotel's management company and leadership team served as navigators. The St. Louis Airport luxury hotel is well on their way in raising funds for this year. They recently held their Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the historic Normandie Golf Club in St. Louis, the oldest public golf course still in operation in its original location, west of the Mississippi River, where they raised $10,000 to benefit Give Kids the World. Other planned events in 2014 include Pancake Breakfast, Ice Cream for Breakfast, bake sales, payroll deductions, parking spot raffle and a car wash.
"It is fulfilling to know that we are part of Give Kids the World's mission to 'create the happiness that inspires hope for children battling a life-threatening illness'," said Sanders. "I am very proud of our Renaissance St. Louis team and all they do for Give Kids the World."
For more information on Give Kids the World, visit GiveKidsTheWorld.org.
About Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel offers luxury, comfort and connectivity to the finest in St. Louis attractions with 374 guest rooms and 19 suites, as well as 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The hotel is just minutes away from popular attractions like the Saint Louis Arch, while corporate travelers enjoy our St. Louis business hotel's amenities & proximity to downtown and the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stlsa-renaissance-st-louis-airport-hotel/ for more information.
About Give Kids the World
Recognized as the highest-rated charity in America by personal finance website MainStreet, and also reported by MSN Money, Give Kids The World Village(GKTW) is a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids the World has welcomed more than 122,000 families from all 50 states and more than 74 countries. For more information about GKTW and its mission, visit GiveKidsTheWorld.org.
About Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company has amassed one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, ranging from the upper-upscale to near-luxury segments; encompassing 42 upscale, full-service independent and branded hotels with over 12,700 rooms across the United States. Davidson is a trusted partner and a preferred operator for Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Starwood Family hotels. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company's website, http://www.davidsonhotels.com/.
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