Focus Hotels Management Ltd raised money for NHS charities while providing much-needed  accommodation for key workers at the Mercure Hatfield Oak in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

A £5 donation was pledged to NHS Charities Together, Covid-19 urgent appeal for every booking taken as the hotel opened its doors to a blend of various key workers who are supporting many industries, including NHS staff.

After 30 days the final total was topped up by Peter Cashman, CEO of Focus Hotels Management Limited, who manages the hotel, ensuring the charity will receive £1600.00.

NHS Charities Together support the 230 charities across the UK that back hospitals with vital equipment, volunteers and capital projects that are in addition to Government funding.

Lynn Hood, Chief Operating Officer of Focus Hotels, said: “We have kept a number of hotels open for key workers but the idea of also being able to support the fight against coronavirus via donation is just one way we can give back to those on the front line.

“With our CEO making a personal donation and gift aid we were able to maximise the amount from the hotel in Hatfield from the 30-day period.”

Focus Hotels has also reopened the DoubleTree by Hilton Heathrow, Doubletree by Hilton Bristol City, Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa in Hinckley, Mercure Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa in Shrewsbury, Oxford Witney Hotel, Hotel Colessio in Stirling and Ibis Styles, Reading.  They are hosting key workers from the NHS, pharmaceutical industry, distribution, and construction sectors.

Focus Hotels is a leading independent hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 hotels operating, under development and in planning, totalling 1,798 bedrooms.

To donate to NHS Charities together see: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

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 Issued on behalf of Focus Hotels by Empica. For further information contact Martin Powell on (01275) 394400 or email martin@empica.com

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