Hampton Hotels practices this little thing they call “Hamptonality,” which is the brand’s philosophy of offering a caring, service culture to its guests and communities. And nearly 100 Hampton team members in the Atlanta area showed off their Hamptonality by helping renovate the gymnasium at the John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club in the city, which serves more than 265 area children and teens each day during after-school hours.
Since late February, volunteers from the area’s 41 properties have supported the refurbishment, which includes the installation of a new rubberized playing surface, backboards, overhead lighting as well as revamped locker rooms and game rooms.
The refurbishment effort is part of Hampton’s Hands-On Hamptonality program, which encourages employees and team members to take part in service initiatives outside of their hotel walls.
“At Hampton, our commitment to service is more than just volunteering,” said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president of marketing, focused service brands for Hampton Hotels. “It’s about anticipating the needs of others and then committing to action. Through our overall ethos of service and partnership with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we can truly bring the spirit of Hamptonality to life.”
In addition to this specific renovation project, the global hotel brand will also donate new sports equipment to all 24 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.