We are delighted to share that Preferred Hotels & Resorts' Corporate Social Responsibility Program, GIFTTS (Great Initiatives for Today's and Tomorrow's Society), had its best year ever. Through the work of our member hotels and associates globally, our collective teams donated more than $10 million, as well as more than 5,000 volunteer hours, to support those in need and give back to their communities.
We were so proud to recognize those accomplishments this year, and, now, it's time to celebrate the great works that your team has done over the past 12 months. Please complete the survey for your 2017 activities by January 15, 2018. At the Preferred Global Conference from April 30 – May 4 in San Diego, California we will be awarding hotels in the following categories: Philanthropy, Community Services, Sustainability, Education, Overall Hotel, and Overall Hotel Group. In addition, all hotels that submit will receive a beautiful plaque recognizing your efforts, and our editorial and social media teams will be sharing the stories throughout 2018.
Our member hotels are making significant contributions globally. The Pineapple Awards for 2016 go to the following remarkable properties and partners. Please click the property names to see the wonderful work that is being done:
Thank you for letting us know how your hotels made a difference during 2016 in the categories of philanthropy, community service, sustainability, and education. Please see award criteria here
Award winners were honored at the Sales, Marketing, and Distribution Conference. In addition, hotel finalists were recognized in press releases, social media, and other channels.
Great Initiatives for Today's (Tomorrow's) Society - Recognizing exceptional actions on the part of member hotels and employees in the areas of philanthropy, community service, sustainability, and education
- Preferred Hotels & Resorts Associate Events - Showcasing the individual actions by our associates locally and worldwide to build stronger communities while encouraging an environment of tolerance, generosity, and awareness
- View Pineapple Award Winners - Recognizing member hotels for their tremendous leadership and outstanding efforts across four categories: "Philanthropic Hotel of the Year," "Community Service Hotel of the Year," "Sustainability Hotel of the Year," "Education Hotel of the Year," plus one "Overall Pineapple Award Leader."