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Corporate Citizenship

We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and to strengthening our local communities through financial support, community engagement and volunteer service. Our approach is underpinned by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and engagement with key CR-related stakeholders.

What We’ve Done

In 2019, we supported over 200 charities and organizations. Here are just a few highlights:

Community Service

Volunteered more than 600 hours of community service supporting 13 service events.

Community  Investments

Supported over 160 employee-selected community investments.

Charities

Contributed to our employees’ charities of choice, donating to a different charity each month. 

Featured Initiatives

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Partnered with Feeding America, Direct Relief, World Central Kitchen, Food Banks Canada and Gerando Falcoes in Brazil to provide critical support to affected communities in all of our key markets—with a focus on hunger relief, medical supplies and industry recovery efforts. Aimed to provide financial support to organizations on the frontlines of response and in support of our industry, hotel employees and supply chain.

31

Markets Supported

Phoenix Dream Center

Donated $11,340 which will provide recovery costs to help 30 young girls get out of human trafficking trauma and into the recovery program—including transportation, the emergency phone that law enforcement calls when they do a recovery, as well as additional security coverage while in transition.

$11K

Donation

American Red Cross

Partnered with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the Host-owned Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center to assist with critical blood supply shortages as a result of COVID-19. Collected enough blood to save 342 lives.

147

Donors

122

Units of Blood

DC Food Project

Organized a virtual food drive in support of DC Food Project’s Weekend Bag Program (and Emergency Weekend Bags in response to COVID-19), which provides D.C. students and their families with healthy non-perishable food items to last them over the weekend when they may not have access to food, especially with schools closed during the pandemic. Raised over $10,000 which will provide enough meals to feed over 470 students and their families for up to 10 days.

$10K

Donations

50,000

Meals

Bethesda Cares

Packed snack bags, wrote letters of encouragement and created blankets for Bethesda Cares, a local organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Montgomery County.

505

Care Packages

55

Employees

Operation Gratitude

Helped Operation Gratitude with its mission to thank every American who serves. Assembled Battalion Buddy bears for the children of deployed military, made paracord “survival” bracelets, donated Halloween candy to be included in care packages and wrote letters of gratitude to those who serve. Interacted with service dogs and representatives from Warrior Canine Connection.

150

Battalion Buddy bears

50+

Volunteers

Junior Achievement

Volunteered with Junior Achievement to teach students about fiscal responsibility at JA Finance Park in Montgomery County — a reality-based mock city where students experience the challenges of making real-life financial decisions. Sponsored entertainment storefront designed by our JA Storefront Design Committee.

84

Students

Sponsor

Entertainment
Storefront

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Recognized as the top fundraising team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, D.C. Raised over $100,000 through fundraisers – including a cupcake sale and internal online auction – and PTO donated by employees.

$100K

Fundraiser

Warrior Canine Connection

Weeded and mulched around flower beds and trees, painted the entire exterior of the Welcome Center, the back of the Training Center and fencing.

1,600

Square Footage of Buildings Painted

12,000

Linear Feet of Fencing Painted

PetConnect Rescue

Created dog tug toys using old t-shirts and dog blankets using pieces of fleece material. Interacted with six of the organization’s rescue dogs.

22

Blankets

22

Dog Toys

Comfort Cases

Filled backpacks, packaged bags of toiletries and tied ribbons around new blankets. Donated some of the organization’s most-needed items, including travel-sized toiletries, baby products and blankets.

150

Backpacks

100

Bags of Baby Toiletries

Mended Little Hearts

Assembled Bravery Bags for Mended Little Hearts’ hospital outreach Bravery Bag Program. Packed each bag with toiletries, coloring books and pencils, pens, notebooks, a wristband and more which will give families of children with Congenital Heart Disease a few essentials needed for a hospital stay.

150

Bravery Bags

42

Employees

Manna Food Center

 

Hosted a bake sale benefiting Manna Food Center’s Smart Sacks program, which serves students in our community who qualify for free or reduced meals. Raised over $500, which was matched by Host’s service team.

$1,100

Fundraiser

+200

Baked Goods Donated by Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Capital Area Food Bank

Packed almost 200 boxes of meat, weighing about 40 pounds each. Removed bags of cereal from over 1,400 boxes and attached nutritional information labels. Donated over 200 pounds of non-perishable items through a food drive leading up to the event.

7,000

Pounds of Food Packed

200

Pounds of Donated Food

American Red Cross

Involved in the Ready 365 Partners in Preparedness program and participate in an ongoing collaboration with the American Red Cross to organize donations for disaster relief efforts in our global community.

Member

Ready 365 Partners in Preparedness

Read more about our service projects and find information on how to work with us to support your organization on our Community Organizations page.