The four-star hotel was one of three organisations shortlisted in the Social Responsibility Business category at the York Press Business Awards, which was held at York Race Course and attended by more than 250 people.
The DoubleTree by Hilton York’s nomination was down to its continued drive to operate in a more socially responsible manner, including its impact on the environment, support of charities and opposing modern day slavery and sexual exploitation within the hospitality industry.
The Hotel also launched a new in-house team, the CARE Committee, in January 2018 to lead initiatives to benefit guests, colleagues and the local community, which has led to the hotel and its staff undertaking a number of initiatives, including:
- Sponsored pancake toss in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice
- Plastic reduction campaign
- “Share our Suits” charity clothes collection
- Chari-Tea for Martin House Children’s Hospice
Nikki Brannan, DoubleTree by Hilton York sales and marketing manager, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted in the category. It is a recognition of all the hard work our team has put into behaving in a more socially responsible manner.
“At the DoubleTree by Hilton York, we are big believers in the importance of a company showing social responsibility, especially when it comes to the community and environment in which we operate.
“Hilton is a company that is committed to operating ethically and in a manner that seeks to benefit the environment and the neighbourhoods its hotels are located in.
“We are proud of our achievements to date and being a finalist is a testament to what we have achieved so far and what we aim to achieve in the coming months and years.”