Hoteliers are being kind and staying positive
 
Hoteliers are being kind and staying positive
14 JANUARY 2021 8:52 AM

As the world continues to navigate the pandemic and other unfortunate events, hoteliers have remained positive and have been kind to their industry and communities.

2020 — and the beginning of this year so far — was rough for everyone.

Even though we’ve been living in a dumpster fire for 10 months, people are finding ways to be kind and make a difference. Especially in the hotel industry.

Baltimore’s Hotel Revival is one hotel that’s been doing a lot for its community, including offering free and discounted stays to first responders and distributing food to those who need it. The hotel has also been supporting local businesses by switching up its vendor list.

Return to HNN, which is moving to CoStar News on January 21, in a few weeks to hear from Hotel Revival GM Donte Johnson in the next article from our Q&A with a GM series. 

Another initiative is Hospitality Cares’ Pie in the Face Challenge, a social media campaign starting today to raise money for those in the hospitality industry who are experiencing financial issues because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organization asks hotel executives to post photos of themselves having a pie thrown at their face to raise awareness and encourage donations. Who doesn’t love watching people have pie thrown at them?

For more interesting things happening in the industry, read through takeaways from HNN editors from our 2020 HNN Highlights series, which touch on legal helpstaying positive and speaking out against racial inequality.

What kind acts or good things have you seen in the industry? Email me or find me on Twitter.

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