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Convening For A Cause: Innovative Ways Convention Hotels Are Coming Together To Give Back To The Community

Here is an example of how Hilton, the world’s leading hospitality brand is giving back to its South Florida community (and even our furry friends!) for the greater good in a fun and collective way.
     
1.    Hilton: Hilton leads the way in the Meetings & Events industry, redefining what it means to be partners with their meeting planners and travel agents with resources, ideas and programs, such as Meet with Purpose. This program, inspired by Travel with Purpose, provides busy planners with easy-to-implement packages that incorporate health and wellness into their agendas, while helping them achieve their own corporate responsibility goals. Meet with Purpose offers socially and environmentally responsible ways for meeting planners to reduce waste, improve efficiencies and incorporate well-being into their meetings, as well as elevate and enhance the attendee experience. The initiative is centered on three key pillars: Mindful Eating, Mindful Meeting and Mindful Being.  Hilton will also remove plastic water bottles from meetings and events in hotels across the EMEA region, as part of its global Meet with Purpose program to offer socially and environmentally responsible meetings.

2.    The Diplomat Beach Resort, part of Hilton’s exclusive Curio collection is an all-encompassing destination resort in Hollywood, FL.  This month the resort is launching its “Puppies & Ice Cream Break.” The playful group activity is an unexpected, out-of-the-ordinary meeting break that reduces stress while giving back to the community.  The resort will be partnering with the Broward County Humane Society to bring cats and dogs to the property for their employees to have a similar “break” experience and hopefully help these animals find a forever home. Recently nominated as Cvent’s 10 meeting hotel in the U.S., the resort is also planning to launch its “Clothes for a Cause” initiative where they will ask groups to bring in donations of gently worn clothing (both professional and/or casual) to donate to a local homeless or women’s shelter.

Hilton's Meet with Purpose serves as a guide to help hotels enrich their meetings and events offerings with responsible practices. More information on Meet with Purpose can be found on http://connectplusathiltonworldwide.com.