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Greenville, SC, United States, 2010/01/12 - The Westin Poinsett Hotel is entering its second year of participation in the Meals on Wheels program of Greenville County. Associates in each department of the hotel deliver meals during their lunch hour, rotating the responsibility every week.
This community partnership provides corporate social responsibility with consistency and flexibility. Janice Smith, Guest Services Manager and the Chairperson for the program, says, “Our employees really enjoy the program because it allows them not only to give back, but it also gives them the opportunity to provide a meal and a conversation to our homebound neighbors.”
With approximately 400 meals delivered and over 50 hours served, the hotel is dedicated to upholding its important relationship with the Meals on Wheels organization and the Greenville community.
About the Westin Poinsett Hotel
Constructed by W.L Stoddard in 1925, The Westin Poinsett Hotel boasts historic 1920’s elegance and charm paired with renovated facilities. Situated around a newly renovated downtown, they are just paces from more than 100 shops, restaurants and other attractions like The Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Falls Park on the Reedy River, and the Bi-Lo Center. Offering 200 guestrooms, its historic heritage is reflected in the meticulously restored interiors, designed to capture the original architecture and offer modern-day amenities.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts (westinpoinsettgreenville.com), with more than 145 hotels and resorts in more than 29 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and the recently announced AloftSM and ElementSM Hotels. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. (starwoodhotels.com), one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.
About Meals on Wheels
Since 1968, Meals on Wheels has grown to a volunteer corps of more than 2,500 individual, group and corporate volunteers serving 1,500 meals daily. Delivery throughout Greenville County includes Fountain Inn, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Travelers Rest and Piedmont. Volunteers provide the human touch that means so much to the homebound person.