– Funds raised 2014
Wishing Well Proceeds for Our Lady of Sorrows Foundation
The Heritage Hotel Manila has forwarded a total of Php 5,795.45 cash from the proceeds of Wishing Well stationed at the hotel’s lobby to Our Lady of Sorrows Outreach Foundation last 2 July 2014. The said foundation caters to out-of-school youth and less privileged community through scholarship grant and livelihood programs.
Fund Drive in Aid of Super Typhoon Yolanda Victims
The Heritage Hotel Manila has launched its Fund Drive in Aid of Tacloban last 21 November 2013 in partnership with Millennium and Copthorne Asia Pacific Group of Hotels and Resorts. This fund drive aims to raise P1.5Million for victims devasted by Typhoon Yolanda (internation name Haiyan) that hit the Visayas region on 8th of November 2013. For a minimum of Php200.00 donation per raffle ticket, each donor has a chance to win gift certificate for two (2) nights stay with breakfast for 2 persons at any of the 20 participating M&C hotels. The hotels that participated in the fund drive are Grand Millennium Beijing, Millennium Hotel Chengdu, Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen, M Hotel Chengdu, Millennium Hotel Wuxi, Millennium Fuqing, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, Milllennium Hongquiao Hotel Shanghai, Elite Residences Shanghai,Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, Equatorial Cameron Highlands, Copthorne Orchid Penang, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Copthorne Kings Singapore, M Hotel Singapore, Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok, Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, and Herirtage Hotel. Raffle draw was on 28 Feb 2014.
Blood Letting Activities
Twice a year, The Heritage Hotel Manila conducts a blood letting activity, which is usually scheduled in August and December. For year 2014, two of the hotel employees received an award from the Philippine National Red Cross for becoming members of the Galloner Club, whereby employees have donated a total of one gallon of blood to the Phillippine National Red Cross. Last August 6 2014, Mr. Richard Desoloc and Mr Edwin Putan received the award.
On-the-Job Training for Students
The Heritage Hotel Manila become the venue to acquire knowledge, skills and confidence of future hoteliers as students from various universities take their on-the-job training and familiarization workshops in the hotel. A total of 52 students had their first hand experience of the hotel life and also open opportunity for employment in the hotel.
3. Health & Safety
Annual Fire Drill
The Heritage Hotel Manila demonstrated 100% readiness of the hotel team to rapidly respond to fire emergencies and the good working condition of the hotel’s fire detection and alarm system during our Annual Fire Drill and Disaster Preparedness Program. For year 2013, the Fire Protection and Disaster Preparedness Training was conducted on April 24 and 25, 2014 and the actual Fire Drill was conducted on May 30, 2014.
For the seventh year in a row, The Heritage Hotel Manila joined in the Earth Hour last 29 March 2014 in switching off hotel’s interior and exterior light as well as use of candles in Riviera Cafe for one hour. This participation correspond to the call for international community to mobilize action against global warming and climate change.
The hotel always sees to incorporate daily green practices such as recycling, digitization of paper documents and use of LED lights to reduce carbon footprint.
Coastal Clean Up Day
Heritage Hotel Manila showed its commitment to the environment when staff abd management joined in the Annual 2014 International Coastal Cleanup to clean litter and trash along the Manila Bay coastline. International Coastal Cleanup is a global event inititated by the ocean conservancy since 1986 to involve people in the removing of trash and debris from beached, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world, identify te sources of debris and change of behavioral patterns that conribute to pollution. Led by their General Manager Mr. Eddie Yeo, the Heritage Hotel Manila team picked up trash and various litter along the Manila Bay Coastline.
Monthly Staff Tea Party and Annual Sports Fest
The Heritage Hotel Manila employees meet up every month for Tea party to celebrate the achievements and birthdays of colleagues, enjoy fun games and get recharged and inspired through inspirational messages from the General Manager. HR also organize annual Sports Fest every Summer to promote active lifestyle by engaging in sports and build team work. For year 2014, the sporstfest was held on 21-26 of June 2014.