Oceanside CA -Thirsty beach goers can grab a cup of lemonade at the new SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oceanside this Saturday and help raise money for a good cause. This Saturday, April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. the beachside hotel will stage a lemonade stand at its front entrance. Friendly hotel associates will be serving up ice-cold lemonade donated by neighboring Hello Betty Fish House and all monies raised will be donated to the United Way of San Diego County. There is no cost for a cup of lemonade, however donations for United Way are encouraged.
The hotel’s lemonade stand is offered in conjunction with “Dollars for Dreams,” a charity program conceived by parent company Sage Hospitality. Each quarter, Sage Hospitality designates a different charity for its properties nationwide to support. Donations are raised through fundraisers, employee contributions and guest contributions. This quarter, Sage Hospitality has selected United Way with money raised going to the United Way nearest each hotel location for homeless initiatives.
“Community service is one of our company’s core values, so we are excited to be a part of this program and help positively impact our local region,” said Kathleen Maola, the hotel’s general manager. “We invite the community to stop by, drink some lemonade and join us as we strive to raise money to help positively impact San Diego’s homeless.”
Located at 110 North Myers Street, SpringHill Suites Oceanside is a Marriott franchise, owned by GF Properties Group, LLC and managed by Sage Hospitality of Denver, Colorado. The hotel opened in February 2014and enjoys a prime location just one block from Oceanside pier. The 149-room, surf-inspired hotel features expansive ocean views and caters to both business and leisure travelers with spacious guest rooms, indoor/outdoor meeting space and a rooftop pool. Hello Betty, a unique fish house concept by restaurateur Peter Karpinski is adjacent to the hotel. For more information, visit www.shsoceanside.com.
About United Way of San Diego County
United Way works to address the issue of chronic homelessness in San Diego County. Through Project 25, United Way gives homeless people a place to call home, and creates structure to offer support, services, mental healthcare and job readiness assistance in a smarter, more successful way. Their efforts help to save the county a significant amount of money and, more importantly, keep homeless individuals off the streets and living a better, fuller life.www.uwsd.org.
About Dollars for Dreams
Dollars for Dreams was launched by Sage Hospitality in July 2002. Initially the program allowed guests the option of contributing $1 for each night of stay, or any other specified amount, to a designated charity each quarter. Today, the program includes guest donations, employee paycheck contributions and special events such as Bingo nights, bake sales, auctions and dinners at its properties nationwide. To date, over 2.1 million dollars has been raised and the program has brought much needed positive awareness for the designated charities. Recipient organizations selected for the 2014 program are:
1st Quarter – National Jewish, January – March
2nd Quarter – United Way – Shelter Initiatives, April – June
3rd Quarter – Best in Class School Partner, July – September
4th Quarter – Choose-A-Charity, October – December
About Sage Hospitality
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management, investment and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality’s comprehensive management portfolio includes many major international brands as well as the independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing over nine unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa restaurant in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.sagehospitality.com.