By Don Douloff, January 15, 2009
Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, has introduced Meaningful Meetings, an opportunity for groups booking at the hotel to donate to charity. Under the plan, groups that book 10 or more room nights at the hotel can direct 10 per cent of the total room revenue equally to a charity of their choice and to causes supported by Community Footprints, the social-responsibility programme sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton chain.
The hotel company will donate directly to the group’s chosen charity and to the Community Footprints Fund, which benefits hunger and poverty relief, education and development for disadvantaged youth, and environmental conservation.
In other news, the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common offers a new type of team-building, VolunTeaming, that marries group activities with causes that are ecologically themed and tied closely to the community.