HOUSTON, TX – September 26, 2016 – Thanks to the generosity of its guests, summer was particularly rewarding for the Valencia Group portfolio, including Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX, Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX, Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO and Lone Star Court in Austin, TX. The five, acclaimed properties are ending the season on a high note by delivering more than 1,200 pieces of men’s and women’s business suiting, as well as a myriad of interview appropriate shoes and accessories, to community non-profit partners Dress for Success and Career Gear.
The bountiful donation caps off the inaugural “Give Us the Shirt off Your Back” drive, which began in June and engaged travelers – through lobby displays, events and contests – to leave behind gently used items for the hotel to refresh, launder or dry clean and donate to the deserving groups, whose goal is to empower low-income individuals to enter or return to the work force.
According to Amy Trench, Corporate Director of Marketing & PR for Valencia Group, “As a follow up to our incredibly successful Book Smart campaign, which ran for several summers and primarily targeted children, we wanted to address an adult sector where we felt we could quickly make an impact. With their strong networks and phenomenal programming in our markets, Dress for Success and Career Gear were the perfect fit, and we were ecstatic by how quickly and remarkably our travelers responded to our appeal for support.”
To learn more about Valencia Group Book Smart, Give Us the Shirt off Your Back and upcoming No Shave November initiatives, click here.
About Valencia Group
Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Group portfolio currently includes Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. Its newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX, and a second, Cavalry Court, is underway in College Station, TX. Also In the development and construction phase are The George™, which will debut in tandem with Cavalry Court in fall 2016, plus Valencia Group’s first five-star property, Hotel Alessandra Houston – anticipated to become a downtown landmark in early 2017. For more information, please visit www.valenciagroup.com.
CONTACT: Amy Trench