The Pfister Hotel Recognized for Community Efforts
28 Feb, 2011
Preferred Hotel Group has awarded a Certificate of Excellence to the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee for its efforts in the areas of community and philanthropy. In its fifth year, the Great Initiatives for Today’s (Tomorrow’s) Society (GIFTTS) Hotel Recognition program was created to recognize exceptional actions on the part of member hotels and employees.
The Pfister was recognized this year for two of its efforts, the Pfister Narrator program and its employee’s contribution to The Marcus Corporation’s associate volunteer campaign. Pfister Narrator is a program in which a local writer is selected from a pool of applicants to spend time in the hotel’s lobby, interviewing visitors and guests and sharing their stories through a blog on the Pfister’s Web site. The program serves as a unique way for the hotel to interact with the community and echoes the hotel’s continuing support for the local arts.
The Pfister’s contribution to The Marcus Corporation’s “Moving Forward – Giving Back” associate volunteer campaign was also recognized by GIFTTS. The 350 employees at The Pfister Hotel participated in 6,210 hours of service in total, or 17.75 hours per person, surpassing its goal for volunteer hours.
“I’m extremely proud of the Pfister team for its support of the community,” says Joe Kurth, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “We’re honored to have been recognized for our efforts and are committed to continuing that service moving forward.”
Celebrating more than 40 years of excellence, Preferred Hotel Group is a leading provider of business solutions for independently owned and operated hotels and resorts around the world. It is comprised of more than 800 best-in-class hotels and resorts in over 70 countries.