Hotel Engine Aids Hurricane Relief Efforts With Donations & Savings On Lodging
The hotel booking platform helps more than 1,000 individuals find lodging, saving them $100K+, and donates $10K+ to American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey and Irma assistance.
DENVER (September 25, 2017) – After two major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, devastated our country Denver-based hotel booking platform, Hotel Engine, designed a program to provide discounted lodging and help offset disaster relief costs for those impacted by the storm.
Through the program, every Hotel Engine booking made within the state of Florida and a 300-mile radius of Houston, TX, generated a 2% donation to the American Red Cross. More than 1,386 rooms were booked through those efforts, saving users nearly $100,000.
“After a disaster, lodging and shelter is a critical thing people need to survive and to feel safe,” said Elia Wallen, founder and CEO of Hotel Engine. “Providing lodging is what we do, so it’s a natural way we could support the people in need.”
The bookings resulted in a $10,181.33 donation, which was presented as a check to the American Red Cross today.
“I just want to thank you all for making a positive impact when it’s needed most during these natural disasters,” said Jeff Riley, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross-Colorado Chapter. “It’s very important that we act as humanitarians when we should and I salute all of you, in particular, your leadership team, for helping us do that.”
Not only did Hotel Engine provide deep savings on an average three-night stay, 3,625 room nights in total, but the company also helped victims find the lodging they needed to get through the storms.
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About Hotel Engine
Hotel Engine® is a free and exclusive members-only hotel booking platform that specializes in connecting businesses, organizations and their affiliates to wholesale hotel rates. The digital platform and mobile app save members an average of 26% off public rates at more than 150,000 hotels across the globe. Hotel Engine’s extensive wholesaler partner network; intuitive technology; and superior 24/7, U.S.-based customer support enable the company to offer unrivaled discounts and service to meet all lodging needs.
Hotel Engine and the Hotel Engine logo are registered trademarks in the U.S. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ® 2017 Hotel Engine, LLC. All rights reserved.
About American Red Cross
Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed – every day.
© 2017 The American National Red Cross
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Audrey Fairbrother is the Content and SEO Manager at Hotel Engine. She spends her days writing about all things business travel, researching topics that are important to Hotel Engine’s audience and cultivating the company’s brand voice. When she’s not working, Audrey enjoys spending time with her family, and hiking in the nearby Rockies with her dog, Albie.