When natural and man-made disasters strike, people naturally come to hotels to seek shelter in a storm. This is a key role of hotels in society, and one that is really important to all the communities in which they operate.
The IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme provides guidance on when and how to react to disasters, ensuring a quick and effective response to crises affecting IHG branded hotels, their employees and the local community.
A key element of our disaster response is the IHG Shelter Fund which is built up by fundraising activities in our hotels and corporate offices throughout the year. As a result, we are able to respond as soon as disaster strikes (instead of waiting to raise funds after the fact), ensuring we can provide vital assistance right away.
IHG's global partnership with CARE allows us to draw on their deep expertise in humanitarian assistance and provides a channel for us to direct funds to help local communities. If a disaster strikes where CARE are not responding on the ground, we will seek their guidance on the best local partners to use to ensure we can still get help to where it is needed.
The IHG Shelter Fund has already helped hundreds of people affected by disasters around the world.
The IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme enables our network of over 5,000 hotels to support their communities in times of disaster.