SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 10, 2014 16:09 ET

Hope Shines Among Hamburg's City-Center Hotels

The Renaissance Hamburg Hotel Rolls Up Its Sleeves and Pitches In to Help the Needy

HAMBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - It is said that giving is as rewarding as receiving, and that has never been truer than on March 31, 2014. On that day, companies and organizations from around Hamburg came together to create one spectacular outreach event for those in need. And leading the way was the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel.

Known as the Hamburg Wellness Morning, the event welcomed the city's homeless and needy to the St. Ansgar School for a comprehensive respite from their troubles. The morning began with a complimentary breakfast hosted by one of the finest city-center hotels in Hamburg, the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel.

Approximately 350 disadvantaged attendees benefited from the bounty provided by the hotel. That translated to a staggering 40 kg of fruit; 35 kg of yogurt; 7.5 kg of salmon; 750 French rolls, croissants and muffins; pickled herring; and nearly 100 liters of milk served to those who needed it most.

The event was hosted by Malteser International, a Catholic relief organization that provides humanitarian aid around the world. And they could not have asked for a better qualified breakfast provider. The hotel is home to one of the most compelling German restaurants in Hamburg, broscheks, and its nearly 4,500 square feet of event space enjoys some of the best catering in town. Of course, the proof, as they say, is in the pudding, and everyone who dined at this event went away happy.

As the most important meal of the day, this breakfast prepared attendees for hours of beneficial services. Companies volunteered everything from personal care (think showers, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing) to social and legal counseling, medical and dental services and even veterinary assistance.

The response to the morning was overwhelmingly positive from both the attendees and the volunteers. And it was the sort of event that resonates strongly with the ethics of the hotel's umbrella company, Marriott International. "The Hamburg Wellness Morning was a collaborative effort with remarkably far-reaching impacts," observed Claudia Steffens, the Sales & Marketing Assistant for the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel. "We won't hesitate to participate in this social event again."

Indeed, this Hamburg hotel in the city-center won't have to wait long to make good on that promise. Already the next event is planned for November 8, 2014, and this emissary of Hamburg's best casual restaurants will no doubt be there at the outset, with plenty of yogurt, fish and fruit for everyone.

About Renaissance Hamburg Hotel
Weaving together the city's history and future, the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel offers guests a boutique hotel experience unlike any other. Its location in the heart of Hamburg means there's never a dull moment -- the city's best shopping, the famous Alster River, a vibrant nightlife scene and attractions galore are all nearby. Plus the hotel has been so beautifully restored, its many features in the lobby, lounge and restaurant won't fail to engage visitors. Guests can tuck in to German-French cuisine at the modern brasserie, broscheks; unwind to live music every Saturday night at Bricks Tea Lounge Bar; and squeeze in a workout at the fitness center. Nine meeting rooms inspire creative productivity at conferences, and the more than 200 guest rooms and suites combine modern convenience (luxe bedding, Wi-Fi access) with local charm (black-and-white photographs, stylish design). The attractive port city of Hamburg has finally been done justice by a hotel that's equally breathtaking.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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