OTTAWA — When guests book a CHEO Dream Room at any Marriott-branded hotel on December 11, 2021, 100 per cent of the room revenue will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The initiative was launched last year as recognition that corporate fundraising had slowed significantly during the pandemic and yet the children’s hospital needs were increasing during this same period.
“What a chance for our guests to enjoy a special holiday hotel stay and at the same time know that all the room revenue is going to support a great cause,” says Ross Meredith, GM of both The Westin Ottawa and Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre.
“Marriott hotels have been fundraising for CHEO for over 20 years and have raised close to $400,000,” says Kevin Keohane, president and CEO, CHEO Foundation. “Their grass-roots fundraising initiatives raise thousands every year for urgent needs. The staff have held barbecues, auctions, root-beer float days, bicycle and skate rentals — all to raise money for the kids at CHEO. Thank you for your unwavering dedication and creativity.”