BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - For guests looking for convention hotels, Baltimore provides plenty of options. However, for guests looking for a Baltimore hotel stay and a chance to give back to those serving our country, there's only one choice. With Veterans Day having been celebrated this week, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel has announced the boutique lifestyle hotel's participation in the Hotels for Heroes program to honor those who serve in the United States Military and Armed Forces. The new "Hotels for Heroes" program initiated by this Baltimore hotel near Camden Yards allows current customers to use earned rewards points toward the stay of a military service person or their family.
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel has long supported the American heroes who have served or are serving in the U.S. military. In June, the hotel hosted PFC Timothy Hall, a Purple Heart recipient who was critically injured in a mortar attack in Afghanistan in June of 2010. "These individuals put their lives on the line for us and we are proud to be able to offer a program like Hotels for Heroes, giving guests the chance to give back to these American heroes," stated General Manager Robert Allen.
Fisher House Foundation's Hotels for Heroes program was founded to bring comfort to wounded, injured, or ailing military servicemen and women undergoing medical treatment away from home. Renaissance customers will be able to donate their Marriott Rewards points in increments of 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000, and 20,000 points -- providing a free hotel room for military service members in need or a loved one visiting them. The program is certainly unique among hotels in Baltimore near Camden Yards. Marriott Rewards points can be earned at 13 hotel brands in more than 3,600 locations in more than 70 countries. Marriott International officially announced their participation in the program in July.
Renaissance's parent company, Marriott International, was the first hotel company to participate in the program created by bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Ruppersberger and Senator Cardin. Modeled after the national Hero Miles program, which provides free round-trip airfare to wounded warriors traveling to receive care through the military health system, as well as to friends and family visiting them, all made possible by frequent flyer miles donated by the American public. Hotels for Heroes is administered by the Fisher House, a nonprofit organization that opens its homes to military families visiting their injured loved ones at hospitals across the country.
RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 140 properties in 28 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the ultra-modern Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel, the chic Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in Manhattan and the beautifully restored historic Eden Roc, a Renaissance Beach Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel in Chicago, the Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance and the Renaissance Hotel Beijing. To make reservations and for more information about Renaissance Hotels, visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels.
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