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August 06, 2013 14:18 ET

Long Island Accommodations Join ECPAT to End Child Prostitution & Trafficking

Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View Commits to Help in ECPAT's Mission

LONG ISLAND, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2013) - Child trafficking and prostitution isn't something that happens only in developing countries on the other side of the globe; nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. are at risk. Putting an end to this tragedy is the mission of ECPAT-USA, a nonprofit organization that has worked toward this goal for the last 20 years. This year, the Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View was honored to join their mission.

As part of its Corporate Responsibility platform, this NYC hotel near LaGuardia Airport will work with ECPAT-USA to "develop, train and execute [their] initiatives in our communities." ECPAT-USA aims to aid three types of children: those who are exploited by Americans who travel abroad; those who are trafficked to the United States from other countries; and American children who are trafficked and exploited within the U.S.

These Queens, NY accommodations weren't alone in joining the fight; New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg declared May 20, 2013 ECPAT-USA Day.

In addition to supporting ECPAT, this Long Island event venue supports other organizations through its Corporate Responsibility program. Clean the World helps prevent the spread of disease worldwide through simple soap and water hygiene. The hotel collects normally discarded soaps and donates them to Clean the World, which recycles the products into bars of soap for distribution. The soap is then distributed to areas globally where at-risk health issues exist. Tourism Cares is another program under the Corporate Responsibility umbrella. The organization preserves the travel experience for the benefit of tomorrow's travelers by helping save important travel sites with financial assistance.

About the Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View
In recent years, Long Island City has lured young professionals away from New York City with its affordable prices, convenient location and spectacular views. These are also what make the Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View a great alternative to staying in Manhattan, whether in town for business, vacation or a little of both. This Long Island conference hotel's accommodations feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, a flat-screen cable TV and desk. Suites offer additional amenities including a refrigerator, microwave, whirlpool Jacuzzi and views of Manhattan. There's no need to simply watch the city; Times Square, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and Broadway theaters are all just minutes away via subway, and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the local subway station. Long Island City has its own scene, too, with top dining, shopping and nightlife. For a more relaxed evening, cozy up in front of the lobby fireplace, work out in the fitness center or catch up on work in the business library. Mornings begin with a complimentary continental breakfast, serving such items as fruit, oatmeal, various cereals, sausage breakfast rolls with maple syrup, yogurt, and assorted bagels, muffins and English muffins.

About Real Hospitality Group: Real Hospitality Group (RHG) is headquartered in Ocean City, Md., and comprises a team with more than 250 years of combined hospitality and travel industry experience. The Real Hospitality Group portfolio includes 39 hotel properties with an inventory of more than 5,350 rooms in gateway cities that include New York, Philadelphia and locations in Morgantown, West Virginia as well as Glens Falls, Montauk, New York and Ocean City, MD. The company is a recognized service provider for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, Wyndham, and the Choice Hotels brands as well as a collection of unique independent hotels. RHG focuses on total service property management, revenue performance and business development for hotels, resorts and investment ownership groups. For more information, please visit the company website at

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