ILG Recognized For Its Philanthropic Initiative With Coveted Industry Award
May. 15, 2018
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), a leading provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences, received the prestigious ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Community Service and Philanthropic Award for its ILG Relief Fund, a charitable organization dedicated to providing safe housing for associates affected by natural or civic disasters. The award represents the highest level of excellence within the resort industry and was presented at the recent American Resort Development Association World Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ILG Relief Fund was created as a result of last year’s two devasting hurricanes ― Irma and Maria ― that wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and Florida, where hundreds of associates either lost or experienced major damage to their homes. In addition to the company’s donation, associates from each of ILG’s operating businesses contributed to the fund.
“These acts of generosity epitomize teamwork, one of ILG’s core values,” said ILG Chairman, President, and CEO Craig M. Nash. “Challenging times can put us to the test. But what we saw during and after the storms certainly shows that in the face of great adversity, our associates can be counted on to show dedication, commitment, compassion, and strength. We are deeply grateful to all of them.”
To date, nearly 500 grants have been awarded to the ILG associates whose lives were irrevocably affected by the hurricanes. One of the unique features of the fund is its lack of overhead or administrative costs, because the review and disbursement process is handled by associates who voluntarily handle these tasks above and beyond their normal responsibilities.
“Our associates take care of our guests’ needs every day,” Nash added. “We want to make sure that we take care of them during their critical moment of need. This was the right time to establish a vehicle to help all of our associates facing a catastrophe outside of their control.”
ILG (Nasdaq: ILG) is a leading provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences and the exclusive global licensee for the Hyatt ®, Sheraton ®, and Westin ® brands in vacation ownership. The company offers its owners, members, and guests access to an array of benefits and services, as well as world-class destinations through its international portfolio of resorts and clubs. ILG’s operating businesses include Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Interval International, Trading Places International, Vacation Resorts International, VRI Europe, and Vistana Signature Experiences. Through its subsidiaries, ILG independently owns and manages the Hyatt Residence Club program and uses the Hyatt Vacation Ownership name and other Hyatt marks under license from affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In addition, ILG’s Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc. is the exclusive provider of vacation ownership for the Sheraton and Westin brands and uses related trademarks under license from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, ILG has offices in 15 countries and more than 10,000 associates. For more information, visit www.ilg.com.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA
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