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August 15, 2013 16:53 ET

Children's Home Gains Advantage From Helpful Hotels in Vienna, Austria

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna and Vienna Marriott Join Charity Campaign

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - Coming to the aid of a Romanian children's home, two prominent Vienna hotels were part of an annual campaign by the South Germany and Switzerland Business Council that recently brought needed services and supplies to children who reside at Stern der Hoffnung near Alba, Iulia. The home is located in Transylvania, a historic region of central Romania.

Joining in the collection and delivery of necessary supplies to the facility in mid-July, the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna and Vienna Marriott Hotel were among 14 hotel properties to participate in the annual community service project. Another Vienna property, the Renaissance Wien Hotel, also joined in the charity project.

In addition to monetary support of the project, which included a nearly 500-mile journey by dedicated engineers and hotel managers, the Marriott-branded Vienna accommodations provided in-kind donations of bed linens, stuffed animals, televisions, toys, etc. collected from service companies, corporate supply agencies, associates and others to help fill vans which were "loaded to the ceiling" for the trip to Alba.

This year's project flew three engineers to Alba a week in advance to focus on kitchen improvements and painting prior to the supply delivery made by hotel general managers in their caravan to the home July 19-21. Upon arrival at the children's facility, the troupe of managers from hotels in Vienna, Austria, Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland unloaded the vans and met with the kids over a meal before making the return trip. An annual event since its inception in 2005, the project has been a stabilizing factor for the children's home in helping them with not only repairs and maintenance, but with supplies and monetary support to assist with the upgrades. In-kind donations that are not needed by the home are sold from a small shop with proceeds benefiting Stern der Hoffnung.

About the Vienna Marriott Hotel
The Vienna Marriott Hotel welcomes guests with a central location on the Ringstrasse within walking distance of attractions such St. Stephen's Cathedral, the State Opera, theaters, museums and popular shopping. The five-star Vienna hotel's convenient location near the train station also allows guests easy access to major destinations throughout the city, while pampering them the comfort of warm hospitality, attentive service and sophisticated charm. Guests also enjoy 24-hour privileges at the hotel's Eurogym Fitness Center which includes a wide selection of equipment, an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and solarium.

About the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna
The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna is located in the diplomatic area of Vienna, near Belvedere Palace and occupying what was once an imperial riding school during the 19th century. Bursting with historic charm, its unique architecture is complemented by exceptional service, luxury accommodations and gracious full-service amenities ideal whether traveling for leisure or business. Fine restaurants, event facilities and a health club, which in addition to modern equipment, boasts an impressive indoor pool, sauna and steam room are among the lodging's many on-site features.

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