• Fairmont Pittsburgh Partners with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

     
    POSTED October 12, 2016
     

Fairmont Pittsburgh has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation for the upcoming holiday season. Together, they have planned a number of initiatives to benefit the Free Care Fund, a program the guarantees that every child in the region receives the health care they need despite their family’s lack of insurance.

“We are always fortunate to have community partners like Fairmont Pittsburgh who fundraise on behalf of the Free Care Fund and continue to go above and beyond each year,” says Greg Barrett, president, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. “Because of their generosity and support, this holiday season will be brighter for our patients and families.”

Fairmont Pittsburgh will host its first event of the holiday season on Nov. 17. The event, a Holiday Happy Hour, asks guests to bring a new unwrapped toy or gift card that will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. It is free and open to the public; hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. DJ Malls will play festive music for the occasion.

Another way guests can support the cause is by booking the Trees of Hope Package. The overnight package will be available between Oct. 1 and Jan. 31. It includes 15 percent off the daily room rate and a $10 donation per night to the Free Care Fund. The package starts at $212 per night.

To make a reservation, head to their website Fairmont.com/Pittsburgh or call 888.270.6647.

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

Two sustainability happenings caught my attention recently, so I’ll provide a quick recap. SCS Global Services (SCS) has launched Zero Waste for Events certification, and IMEX America has released its 2021 Sustainable Event Report that recaps measures taken and sustainability successes at the biggest trade show in the United States for the global incentive travel, meetings, and events industry.

Zero Waste Events Certification

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom.