SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 14, 2014 17:41 ET

Jacksonville, FL Hotel Lends a Helping Hand to Its Community Every Month

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point Launches Its "Rally Around Jax" Community Service Program

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Hotels make a business of catering to travelers arriving from all parts of the world. But it's just as important for them to cultivate relationships with their communities as well. This is something that the Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point has taken to heart. Its new community service program, Rally Around Jax, has associates pitching in on worthy projects once a month, whether it's building homes or collecting toys. And the results are benefitting everyone -- from staff, to guests, to locals -- in impressive ways.

In a move that only further distinguishes this property among Jacksonville, FL hotels, the Rally Around Jax program calls on associates to pitch in on a diverse range of philanthropic projects. In October, for example, team members joined forces with Habitat for Humanity (HabiJax) to spruce up an existing home in Jacksonville. The hotel's associates spent the day tearing down two dilapidated sheds, and repairing the siding of the home.

The choice to collaborate with HabiJax was a natural one. As one of the largest nonprofit, affordable-housing builders in the county, HabiJax's housing services have positively impacted more than 1,900 families, making it one of the most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the country.

The day spent with HabiJax was only one out of what will soon become many. Rally Around Jax began in September with the hotel staff raising funds through a golf tournament to provide scholarships to local kids. In November, the team plans to join the Light The Night walk benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And December will be devoted to collecting donations for Toys for Tots.

"Our service efforts will allow us to volunteer our time with many local charities and organizations while building strong relationships between our associates and the community we serve," said General Manager David Smith.

Offering award-winning service and well-appointed guest rooms and hotel suites in Jacksonville, FL, the property is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. Its value-added amenities like complimentary daily breakfast and free high-speed Internet access in guest rooms and public spaces make it one of the most affordable hotels in Jacksonville, FL. And as evidenced by its Rally Around Jax program, it's also one of the most compassionate.

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point
Offering guests the best of both location and comfort, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point is a top choice among hotels along the I-10 in Florida. Amenities like an indoor pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness center and free healthy breakfasts every day let visitors feel like they're on vacation, even when they're traveling for work. Guest rooms merge indulgence with practicality, thanks to their spacious layouts and convenient features, including mini-refrigerators, microwaves and large desks. This Certified Green Lodging hotel welcomes groups with 1,000 square feet of meeting space and a location close to the Jacksonville Zoo, Trinity Baptist College and the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.

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