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Budapest, 3 September 2018 – On 1 September Marriott International has launched its annual You Eat, We Give fundraising campaign, which aims to raise €400,000 for youth charities across Europe in 2018 in order to support young people into independent lives and careers. The Budapest Marriott Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center are once again excited to be playing a role in strengthening the hotel chain`s commitment to young people across Europe. For the first time this year, The Ritz-Carlton`s European properties, including The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest are joining the charity campaign.

Throughout September and October, Marriott will donate the equivalent of €1 for every lunch and dinner served to guests and visitors at three Budapest based Marriott branded hotels to fund a variety of programmes that support young people from challenging backgrounds. Participating restaurants are Deák St. Kitchen (The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest), Peppers Mediterranean Grill (Budapest Marriott Hotel) and Oléo Pazzo Mediterranean Bistro (Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center).

Part of Marriott’s Europe-wide “World of Opportunity” initiative, the You Eat, We Give promotion aims to tackle youth unemployment by donating to partner charities.

Funds raised by The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, the Budapest Marriott Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center along with other European properties will provide vocational training and life-skills courses through SOS Children’s Villages’ Youth Programmes. Meanwhile, UK donations will enable youth charity The Prince’s Trust to run employability courses for vulnerable young people.

Marriott’s guests and visitors have helped to raise more than €3 million cash and in-kind donations since the You Eat, We Give campaign’s launch in 2012, and Marriott employees have worked an extra 60,000 voluntary hours helping young people on the path to a career.

Reiner Sachau, chief operations officer for Marriott International in Europe, commented: “Marriott has a long history of investing in programmes that help young people. It’s been amazing to see the results of our You Eat, We Give fundraising campaign so far, and we’re really proud of the commitment our hotels have shown in helping young people in Europe realise their full potential and open the doors to meaningful work.  We’re excited to be able to empower our diners again to join us in achieving our goals.

Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company with more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories, reporting revenues of more than $22 billion in fiscal year 2017. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by family leadership for 90 years, the company is headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit

About SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children's Villages is the largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk. Founded in 1949, the organisation today runs 2,300 programmes reaching more than a million children and adults in 135 countries and territories. We adhere to the principle that every child grows best in a family environment, with loving parents or caregivers, living together with their siblings, in a place they can call home. We work with communities, local partners and authorities to support disadvantaged families to prevent family breakdown. We aim to influence decision-makers to promote the well-being of children, especially of those without parental care. We also help care for and protect at-risk children and families in more than 20 humanitarian emergencies.

More information on SOS Children’s Villages can be found at, and on SOS Children`s Villages Hungary at