The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), one of the world's leading organizations for meeting and event professionals, has selected Hotel Nikko San Francisco for its prestigious Annual Spirit Award. The Spirit Award honors an organization extensively involved in helping people in need. The award will be presented at PCMA's 56th annual meeting, January 8-11, in San Diego.
In its announcement of the 2011 award winner, PCMA explained its choice of Hotel Nikko San Francisco: "The relatively small number of employees at this San Francisco property have made a huge impact in the community, volunteering over 1,200 hours annually…. The total number of volunteer hours equates to nearly $50,000 a year, in company time, donated by the hotel - a major feat for a stand-alone property."
PCMA cited some of the projects undertaken by the hotel, including Project Homeless Connect, where employees interact with the homeless and prepare hygiene kits; Project Night Night, which helps homeless children sleep better by providing books, blankets and stuffed animals as comfort; and volunteer help for the Salvation Army, GLIDE Memorial Church, Florence Crittenton Services and San Francisco Parks and Recreation.
"We are delighted to receive this recognition from one of our industry's preeminent associations," commented Anna Marie Presutti, General Manager of the hotel and Vice President, Nikko Hotels International. "Our employees gain great satisfaction from their volunteer work, so PCMA's award is icing on the cake!"
Hotel Nikko San Francisco, the United States flagship of Nikko Hotels International, features 532 stylish guest rooms and suites, the newly renovated Restaurant ANZU, the Rrazz Room known for its nationally-renowned entertainment, Club Nikko with its skylit pool, and 22,000-square feet of meeting and banquet space. The hotel is located in the heart of Union Square at 222 Mason Street. For reservations or more information, please visit www.hotelnikkosf.com or call 1-800-NIKKO-US.
Nikko Hotels International is a global luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.,a Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. company headquartered in Tokyo. Nikko Hotels' 43 properties are located in Europe, the Americas and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region. Plans for Nikko Hotels openings in 2013 include Hotel Nikko Guangzhou and Hotel Nikko Suzhou in China. For more information, visit http://www.jalhotels.com.