HOTELS WITH HEART
Hotels with Heart is the official philanthropic initiative of St Giles Hotel Group, which focuses on the empowerment and education of vulnerable and troubled youth. Born out of the desire to breathe a deeper meaning into the purpose and raison d’etre of the St Giles Hotels Group, Hotels with Heart is committed to improving the communities within which St Giles’ Hotel Group operates. Hotels with Heart is more than part of our corporate social responsibility; it is a tenet of our organization that is fundamental to the brand and ecosystem of our hotels.
The Mission of Hotels with Heart is Two-fold:
✓ To help and support the communities that envelop our hotels
✓ To give opportunities to those less-privileged young adults who harbour a passion for hospitality but may not have had the exposure to it. In short, Hotels with Heart aims to provide support to educational and career training schemes for less-privileged and at-risk youth and young adults
Donation drive for Ukraine
With the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Hotels with Heart, St Giles' charity initiative, raised funds and collected essential items to support relief efforts for the vulnerable and displaced. Items donated were given to White Eagle Club in Balham. 100% of monies donated went to The Voice of Children Foundation, which focuses its effort on helping children affected by giving psychological and psychosocial support.
To help alleviate the unexpected financial burden of the pandemic on team members, St Giles Hotels U.K. leadership team, spearheaded by CEO Abigail Tan, created the Hotels with Heart Uplift Fund in May 2020. The fund raised almost £2000. 100% of the funds raised were used to benefit team members with essential purchases.
Abseil for Charity
In 2019, CEO Abigail Tan and staff, guests, and friends of St Giles London abseiled down the hotel’s building for Hotels with Heart 3rd Annual Abseil for Charity event to raise funds for Street Child United. The event raised over £7000.