Renaissance Asheville Hotel Announces Toys for Tots Campaign in Asheville, NC

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Everyone in the community is encouraged to bring unwrapped toys to the hotel to be donated to Toys for Tots. This is the fourth year the Windsor Capital Group portfolio of hotels is supporting the Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation. All are invited to enter the WCG Hotels social media contest to win a 2-night stay at a WCG Hotel of their choice!

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“Four years ago, our leadership team challenged each of the 21 hotels to submit a charity that we could all support and work with in our local communities. It’s great to work for a company like WCG Hotels that values the communities it serves.”

Showcasing its commitment to the Asheville community, the Renaissance Asheville hotel announced today that for the fourth year it is an official collection site for this holiday season’s Toys for Tots drive to collect toys to distribute to children in need. Last year, the hotel collected more than 600 toys and raised nearly $3,000 for the local chapter.

The Renaissance Asheville is participating along with 20 other hotels owned or operated by Windsor Capital Group (WCG) and its hotel management company Windsor Management Services. The Renaissance Asheville is once again partnering with local organizations and news stations to beat last year’s record of donations and donated toys. In addition, they’ll be running “toys for tater tots” promotions in their on-site restaurant, Writer’s Bistro. A portion of the proceeds from their tater tot specials will go towards the Toys for Tots Foundation.

"The number of children living below the poverty level is now over 16 million; a figure I've never known to be higher," said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, the vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "In order for us to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of as many of these children as possible, we're going to need a lot of individual and corporate support," Grein continued. "Fortunately, we have WCG Hotels back for the fourth year to help us reach these kids."

“Four years ago, our leadership team challenged each of the 21 hotels to submit a charity that we could all support and work with in our local communities,” explained Brenda Taylor, Director of Sales & Marketing for the Renaissance Asheville. “It’s great to work for a company like WCG Hotels that values the communities it serves.”

“Come bring an unwrapped toy to make the holidays bright for a local child,” encouraged Taylor.

This year, WCG Hotels added an exciting social media contest to encourage fans to give. Like WCG Hotels on Facebook or follow @WCGHotels on Twitter and share what inspires you to give and you could win a free two-night stay at any WCG Hotel plus a $40 food credit. Entries can be in the form of a story or photo and the winner will be chosen by other fans & followers. Contest entries will be accepted until December 12, 2012.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute better to communities in the future. Visit for more information and additional ways to support this great cause.

The Renaissance Asheville will be collecting toys until December 17, 2012. They encourage everyone who is able to come in and donate an unwrapped, new toy. The hotel is located at 31 Woodfin Street in downtown Asheville, NC.

For more information, including a list of all 21 WCG Hotels participating in the annual drive, visit

Windsor Capital Group is a hotel management and development company that owns and operates full-service, focused, upscale branded hotels throughout the United States, with most flying the Embassy Suites and Marriott flags. It also runs Windsor Management Services, a top-performing hotel management company that customizes hotel management services to meet the needs of the properties.

Windsor Management Services is an award winning, comprehensive hospitality management organization that operates full-service, upscale hotel properties throughout the United States. With more than 30 years of experience to call on, Windsor Management Services is known for unmatched results for its owners and unparalleled service for its guests delivered with a personal connection.

For more information visit or Additionally, please contact Paul Francisco, Chief Operating Officer at 310-566-1100.

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