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The Westin LAX Gives Back

By Lizzy Sherman

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Volunteers from The Westin Los Angeles Airport || Courtesy of The Westin Los Angeles Airport

The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel gives back to its community and beyond through the Westin Serve360 volunteer and donation program, part of Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ Serve360 social impact commitment. So far this year, The Westin’s team has volunteered 423 hours and raised $26,000 in donations for its causes—numbers that continue to rise.

The hotel collaborates with local organizations like the Marine Mammal Care Center, an ocean conservation nonprofit that works with veterinarians to rehabilitate injured and malnourished marine animals. The Westin not only raises money for the organization, but also offers free accommodations to its vets.

“We have a lot of amazing skills in a hotel like ours that are available to utilize and make the community better,” says Mark Goldrup, general manager at The Westin Los Angeles Airport. For example, the team’s talents were put to use when volunteers joined Mar Vista Family Center for two weekends of painting classrooms. The Westin also supports the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, St. Margaret’s Center, and many other local organizations.

“We believe in a true sense of community and spirit to serve,” says Goldrup. “We were recently recognized by the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce for our contributions. They gave us the award for Corporate Partner of the Year, and we’re very proud of that.”