NH Hotel Group will donate nearly 600 rooms to seriously ill children and their families who are traveling for their most heartfelt wishes, as part of a strategic agreement with Make-A-Wish International.
The Company will help bring joy to the lives of these children by enhancing the wish experiences, giving them the strength to battle their illnesses and overcome adversity.
Specifically, the rooms the Company will donate to Make-A-Wish will be located in hotels in over 15 cities across Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK and Portugal.
Ramón Aragonés, CEO of NH Hotel Group, said that “for NH Hotel Group it is an honour to collaborate with Make-A-Wish and help them grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. This agreement marks a new milestone in our firm commitment to building responsible alliances that create value by leveraging our wide experience in the hotel sector”.
The agreement signed by NH Hotel Group and Make-A-Wish International falls under the scope of the Company's Hotels with a Heart programme. Created in 2003, this programme was set up with the aim of helping foundations and non-profit organisations bring comfortable living spaces to families with children or teenagers hospitalised outside of their regular places of residence while they receive treatment.
“We look forward to collaborating with NH Hotel Group to make life-changing wishes possible for children who need it most, and are so honoured to be a part of NH Hotel Group’s “Hotels with a Heart” programme. The comfort and ease brought to our wish families through stays at NH Hotel Group properties, gives them the ability to relax, enjoy and focus on spending quality time together while on their wishes”, said Make-A-Wish International President and CEO, Jon Stettner
Today's agreement mainly consists of the donation of rooms in several of the countries in which the Company has presence, but the aim is to extend it to new countries and cities in the future.