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Luxury Hotel in Downtown Denver a National Winner in Medium-Sized Hotel Category

DENVER, Colo. – April 9, 2014 – In Washington D.C. earlier this month, the AH&LA Achievement Awards, part of the annual Stars of the Industry Awards, were held to formally announce and congratulate the best of the best in hospitality. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is proud to have won in the medium property category for Outstanding Community Service. Though the hotel’s Community Footprints’ Succeed Through Service program, the hotel partnered with local, disadvantaged schools and children’s organizations to assist students in exploring career options and leadership development. The program also focuses on those in the community who are facing hunger, homelessness, and poverty, by involving employees who offer job readiness training, meal preparation and more. In addition to staff support, The Ritz-Carlton has donated more than $34,000 to various charities locally.

Awarded annually since 1966, the AH&LA honors distinguish individual hotels that have developed outstanding programs, events, and campaigns. Winners were chosen in the categories of Community Service, Special Events, Guest Relations, Good Earthkeeping, and Technology Innovation.

The ladies and gentlemen in Denver are proud to have embodied this notion by Hervé Humler, President and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC., “At The Ritz-Carlton, our global company is aligned around the issues that are important to; the communities where we operate. By mobilizing our resources and skill-based volunteer efforts, we strive to make a difference through child well-being; hunger and poverty relief; and environmental responsibility.”

For more information on Community Footprints programs and property initiatives at The Ritz-Carlton, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/CommunityFootprints/Default.htm

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.