Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued to spread love and kindness across Asia with another successful charitable initiative to support under-privileged children in rural Thailand.
In the two-day “Share Loving Kindness” CSR event, Best Western’s Asia head office and hotel associates traveled to Thailand’s Lopburi province to deliver much-needed support and supplies, including sports equipment, to two local schools: Wat Dong Sawong School and Lopburi Panyanukun School. This was followed by a visit to Wat Prabatnampu. At all three locations, the team was able to spend time with the children, playing games and learning about their lives, hopes and dreams.
In total, Best Western’s team, friends and family members donated funds and equipment worth THB 120,000 to the community. This will help to improve educational standards and support local families, teachers and carers, whilst bringing smiles to faces of local children.
“CSR is an integral part of Best Western’s activities. As a global company, we aim to make a real and sustainable difference in every destination in which we operate. Our charitable mission to Lopburi province helped to ‘Share Loving Kindness’ by supporting the people who need it most and providing new opportunities for local children. I would like to thank all the Best Western team members who contributed to this occasion, including the volunteers and everyone who made donations,” commented Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations – Asia.
This rewarding mission marks the latest in a series of CSR initiatives undertaken by Best Western in Asia. In the future, the company will continue to provide for local communities as part of its global “Best Western For A Better World®” program, which supports charitable efforts and worthwhile causes all around the world.
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts now operates more than 4,200 properties across the globe, under its eleven distinct brands. Having arrived in Asia in 2001, Best Western has since expanded its regional presence to seven countries, including many of the region’s fastest-growing business and leisure destinations. Currently the company operates five of its brands in Asia – Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, BW Premier Collection® by Best Western and SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western – and the region’s first ever Vīb® hotels are on track to open in 2018, marking the start of a new era of Asian hospitality. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western Hotels & Resorts provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities.