Community Award Finalist
The Saunders Hotel Group is an international model of best practices in a number of areas, but the genuine way they treat people and actively support every community they operate in is truly exceptional. Their commitment to people and communities is demonstrated by funding affordable housing, multiple scholarship programs, continuing education and incentivizing employees to increase their personal savings. SHG’s longstanding civic leadership and philanthropy in their communities is exemplary. They also actively share “lessons learned” throughout the hospitality industry. Each property’s GM executes programs that engage and give back to the community and improve the lives of local residents and the area’s economy. Especially for a small company, their impact on the tourism industry has been substantial, including groundbreaking sustainability efforts long before they were popular. SHG believes best in class guest service, employee support, and community involvement enable them to “Do well by doing good”.