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Hear our founder and chair of trustees Nicolas Roach urge the hospitality sector to donate 140,000 worth of wasted room stays to the charity sector.
Founder and Chair of Trustees Nicolas Roach set out Room Reward’s aim to donate in excess of £1million pounds worth of stays to deserving charity volunteers and frontline staff. Speaking at Room to Reward’s official Launch Lunch at the St Ermins, London, last week, Nicolas drew the hospitality sector’s attention to the huge number of unsold rooms being wasted each week in the UK. Nicolas stated: “The total number of unsold rooms each night in the UK is 140,000,” he explained. “That means that with a room rate of only £100, each week the lost value to the industry is £100m per week. We are talking about billions every year – at least £5b is a conservative estimate.” With this in mind, £1million pounds worth of stays donated to the charity sector represents only 0.02% of the overall number of … Continue reading
RIDE 4 ROOMS – Hoteliers, we need your room pledges! Head of Operations at the Harbour Hotel Group, Simon Maguire, is taking on a gruelling 317-mile bike ride, in just four days. Brighton based Simon, will journey from the St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa in Cornwall to the Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa, starting on the 31st of August. No mean feat! Simon is doing all this to help us find more hotels willing to pledge an unsold room to reward a charity volunteer with an overnight stay in a hotel (subject to availability of course). Simon has targetted himself will securing 317 room pledges, one for every mile endured! Huge thank you to those hotels who have already pledged Grand Brighton Hotel One Devonshire Gardens Hotel Du Vin, Poole, EnglandFJB Hotels The Atlantic Hotel Firmdale Hotels PLC Soar Mill … Continue reading
Our Founder and Chair of Trustees, Nicolas Roach, today received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award. This accolade is a huge step forward in raising public awareness of the work we do here at Room to Reward. Prime Minister Theresa May write personally to Nicolas and commented: “Through ‘Room to Reward’, you are also recognising the unsung volunteers across the UK who are making exceptional commitments to charities. Your innovative idea is helping to reward their hard work, while providing them with fond memories they will treasure for years to come.” Our Founder and Chair of Trustees Nicolas said: “To receive this award is an honour and it is gratefully accepted on behalf of all of the team at ‘Room to Reward’. ‘Room to Reward’ is the Hospitality Industry responding by joining hands in a coordinated way and providing breaks … Continue reading