Washington, DC Area Hotels Give Back as They Collect Toys for Tots for the Second Year

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For the second year, fifteen Washington, DC area hotels are coming together to help local children in need by collecting Toys for Tots from guests, team members and clients. All fifteen hotels are managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, who manages over 100 hotels throughout North America.

Toys for Tots - Washington, DC area hotels come together to help local children in need.

As our company continues to grow in the Washington, DC area, we feel it is important to give back to our local community,” said Tim Bowes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Crescent Hotels. “Our teams truly love to serve others and give back.

For the second year, Washington, DC area hotels are coming together to help local children in need. Fifteen hotels, including major brands such as Hyatt, Hilton, Westin, Sheraton, Cambria, Holiday Inn, Wingate, Best Western and others, are working hard to help see that children in the area have toys this holiday season. All fifteen hotels are managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, who manages over 100 hotels throughout North America.

“As our company continues to grow in the Washington, DC area, we feel it is important to give back to our local community,” said Tim Bowes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Crescent Hotels. “Being in the hospitality industry, our teams truly love to serve others and we regularly look for ways to contribute to our community. As a matter of fact, it was our associates that asked if we would be collecting toys again this year. We are excited to make this an annual event.” Last year over 1,300 toys were collected for Washington, DC area children and this year they hope to double that number.

“The armed forces do so much for us every day, we wanted to align our resources to help them with such a worthy cause,” added Bowes. “We are proud to see so many of our guests and associates have already purchased toys and donated them. We felt the mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, to assist the US Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas, really spoke to us.”

“It is remarkable to see how our guests have contributed. We have the best guests in the city,” said Harold Bassler, General Manager of the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport. “They come back to the hotel after a long day of work or play with hands full of toys for our bins. We have also reached out to our clients and they have been extremely responsive. It’s very touching to see clients take time out of their busy schedules to bring over toys.”

“We have connected with local businesses to make them aware that we are collecting toys again this year,” said Tim Bailey, General Manager of the Sheraton Reston Hotel and the adjacent Westin Reston Heights. “The response has been wonderful. Reston is such a close knit community that giving back really is second nature here.”

Hotels participating in the toy drive include:

Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
The Westin Arlington Gateway
The Westin Reston Heights
Sheraton Reston Hotel
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
Best Western Old Colony Inn
Wingate by Wyndham Chantilly
Cambria Suites Rockville
Doubletree Largo-Washington DC
Holiday Inn & Conference Center Frederick
Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick
Fairfield Inn & Suites Manassas
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manassas

The list of addresses and phone numbers for participating hotels may be found at http://www.stayinwashingtondc.com/toysfortots.

ABOUT STAY IN WASHINGTON DC
Stay in Washington DC includes Crescent Hotels & Resorts’ hotels located in and around Washington, DC. These properties are internationally recognized brands including, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin, Marriott, IHG, Wingate by Wyndham, Radisson, Cambria hotels & suites and Best Western. Most hotels are in walking distance to a Metrorail or offer complimentary shuttle service that links guests to the city’s world renowned Metrorail network. Most locations offer various dining, shopping and entertainment options just minutes away via walking, complimentary shuttle or Metrorail. Several locations offer award winning restaurants right inside the hotels. For more information, visit http://www.stayinwashingtondc.com, like on http://www.facebook.com/StayInWashDC, follow on http://www.twitter.com/stayinwashdc, follow on Instagram, subscribe on YouTube and connect on Google+.

ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 27 states in the US and 5 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

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