At Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Responsible Business is part of our everyday operations. We pride ourselves on being responsible in everything we do as a business, through inspiring our guests, creating centres of excellence, developing our people and being part of our communities. This thinking complements the range of unique hospitality experiences offered across all of our hotels, restaurants, bars, spas and the operations that make up our business for our guests, team members, partners, shareholders and members of the communities in which we operate.
Earth Hour 11th Anniversary
The Global WWF movement has over the last 11 years, achieved massively positive environmental impact. On March 24th 2018, we shined a light on climate action and was part of the an unprecedented 180 countries, territories and over 3,000 landmarks who switched off their lights to take part in the need for action on climate change.
This year between 18-25 March 2018 in support of Earth Hour when you ordered a #Connect2Earth Gin & Tonic, we donated £1/€1 to the WWF.
Save tomorrow´s trees today!
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts supports the sustainability and growth of trees which are so crucial in providing oxygen and greenery. We continue to donate volunteering hours to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to maintain the 40 trees planted in 2016, which at the time represented the 40 international Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts properties in operation around the world as part of the Park Plaza Community Action Month in June.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts will be supporting women's charities, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care Cymru, Pink Ribbon and Egészség Hídja Összefogás during October 2018. Hotels across the UK, Germany, Hungary and The Netherlands will be hosting a range of fundraising activities including wearing pink, selling cakes for the Breast Cancer Bake Off, taking part in a relay, as well as adding a £1 donation for each reservation during the month.
Save tomorrow, today!
As part of our quest for a sustainable future, Park Plaza is proud to launch a new initiativeSave tomorrow, today where we are reducing the amount of water, power and detergent used. By choosing to opt out of all housekeeping services during your stay, you can help us make a big difference to the future of our planet. Of course your efforts will be rewarded.
Park Plaza hotels in the UK and the Netherlands signed up again to help the homeless through charities StreetSmart and SleepSmart. Hotels took part in the fundraising activity during November and December 2017 by encouraging guests to make a difference through a donation of £1 on their total bill.
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts teamed up with Movember for a fourth year to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.
On 24 November 2017 we challenged our hotels and regional office teams to a relay between six London hotels, in a big effort to raise awareness and funds for Movember.
Together we raised a grand total of £20,000!
Thanking the Heroes
Room to Reward is a charity that gives back to those who do much for many and ask for nothing in return. Established in 2015 the charity recognises “Hidden Heroes” and the need to give them a well-earned break. Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts have teamed up with Room to Reward, to provide support by donating rooms to the inspiring people or volunteers and staff that deserve this break as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work.
Focusing on helping people in the hospitality industry, Hospitality Action is a charity that has offered essential assistance to all those who work within hospitality in the UK. The charity raises money that goes towards supporting people who are suffering from life altering issues, such as homelessness. Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts has nominated Hospitality Action as our chosen charity to receive funds via the SleepSmart and StreetSmart annual fundraising initiative.
World Childhood Foundation
The mission of World Childhood Foundation is to protect children’s rights to a safe and loving childhood and especially work to improve the living situations of children at risk. To date, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts has donated £8,612.81.
Supporting Nottingham's Wildlife Trust
As part of this year’s initiative to support Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust (NWT), the teams at Park Plaza Nottingham and OAKS restaurant and bar had the chance to get involved at one of their local Nature Reserves.The team helped with the Ragwort weed removal within one of NWT’s main fields at Skylarks Nature Reserve in Holme Pierrepont which is aiming to produce hay for their cattle.
The team spread out across the field in lines pulling and digging up the plant which is poisonous to certain animals with roots intact – a less invasive method of removal than using pesticide. To date, a total of 60.5 volunteering hours has been donated to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Hospitality Action - "The BIG FAT Quiz"
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts were once again delighted to support the charity Hospitality Action by hosting their ‘The BIG FAT Quiz’ at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. Park Plaza nominated Hospitality Action as their charity of choice to receive a fantastic £19,533 raised through the SleepSmart and StreetSmart annual fundraising initiative, with funds going towards providing support to beneficiaries who have fallen on hard times or facing the possibility of homelessness.
Hotels and outlets across the group united in a global fundraising drive for World Childhood Foundation, Breast Cancer Care, The Pink Ribbon Foundation, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Sleepsmart Streetsmart throughout autumn and winter 2017.
Foodie stars support Hospitality Action at Brasserie Joel in 2017
Culinary heavyweights Raymond Blanc, Bruno Loubet and Ashley Palmer-Watts joined forces to create an extra special Christmas dinner to raise funds for industry charity Hospitality Action at Brasserie Joel.The Charity supports hospitality workers past and present who have fallen on hard times, either with financial support or emotional help.
The evening raised a fantastic £15,00 and was attended by a number of well-known figures from across the industry.
Global campaign started by WWF to reduce carbon emissions and protect the planet. On 19th March 2016, Earth Hour brought together communities from across the world celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour. People taking part were encouraged to continue the commitment to Earth Hour for longer than the designated hour in question.
Our brand wide theme for this year’s Earth Hour is: #FUNPLUGGED. In light of this – we were serving a themed Funplugged & Tonic cocktail across all our hotel bars and lounges during the period 14-20 March 2016.
Cark Plaza Hotels & Resorts challenged its hotels and regional office teams to a relay between its five London hotels, in a big effort to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care. Starting at the group’s iconic 1,019 roomed, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, runners embarked on a four leg, relay-style run in fluorescent pink running tops as part of breast cancer awareness month. From Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London runners went to Park Plaza Riverbank London, then on to Park Plaza Victoria London. The next leg, being the longest at four miles passed through Hyde Park and on to Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London. The runners then battled to the finish line at Park Plaza County Hall London.
The Springboard Charity help's young and disadvantaged people improve their prospects for economic well being. The charity provides opportunities for permanent employment, or exciting careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism and, to support, our hotels in the UK actively take part in a range of activities throughout each year.
The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation - ''Drying Little Tears'' worldwide
The Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation is committed to support those children who are the most vulnerable in our society. Although they are the least responsible for the world as it is, they suffer the most. Wherever Sixt is active, they help children in need. Park Plaza is proud to support these initiatives!
Cash for Kids charity
Park Plaza Leeds teamed up with 96.3 Radio Aire and Magic 828's Cash for Kids charity to raise funds for the neediest children in Leeds by abseiling down the Park Plaza Leeds hotel, one of the tallest buildings in the city centre at 77 metres - that's 20 storeys.
Park Plaza hotels supported UK homeless charities for a third year
Park Plaza in the United Kingdom signed up once again and supported charities SleepSmart and StreetSmart, which aim to provide hope and comfort to those living on the streets, by adding a voluntary £1 donation on to their guests’ room and restaurant bills. Throughout November and December 2013, the hotel group encourages guests to give back to their local communities with the £1 donation, 100% of which went directly to helping the homeless and underprivileged in the cities where the money was raised. In 2012, guests staying at Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts during November and December raised £18,000 for SleepSmart and StreetSmart, easily beating their target total of £10,000.