Irish Hotel Group Jurys Inn today announced its official partnership with Depaul Ireland, a homeless charity that provides approximately 400 beds a night to disadvantaged people across Ireland, as it’s Charity of the Year for the group’s Dublin and Belfast hotels.
To officially launch the partnership in the first of a number of planned initiatives, the Dublin and Belfast hotels have donated over 5,000 pillows and duvets to Depaul Ireland Service users across Ireland.
Speaking at the announcement, Joe Quinn, Chief Operations Officer Jurys Inn said, “As an Irish hotel group, we are fully committed to giving back to the communities where we operate and we are thrilled that our Dublin and Belfast hotels are partnering with Depaul Ireland, a charity that offers crucial support and services to homeless and disadvantaged people across Ireland. This pillow initiative with Depaul is a first for Jurys Inn and we look forward to working with the charity on a range of initiatives in the coming months.”
Kerry Anthony, CEO Depaul Ireland said, “We are thrilled to officially announce our partnership with Jurys Inn and we know the support from the hotels will have a significant impact on the quality of services we can offer to our users. We definitely feel a synergy between ourselves and Jurys Inn, a brand that is recognised for providing exceptional service and comfort to its customers. We endeavour to offer our service users the same level of comfort and with the continued support from Jurys Inn and our donors, this is an achievable goal.”
Jurys Inn Hotel Group operates seven hotels in Ireland, 24 in the UK and one in Prague. The Group was recently awarded two major industry accolades including the ‘Best Irish Hotel Chain’ at the 2012 Irish Travel Industry Awards and for the second time, the ‘Best small or Independent Hotel Brand’ at the 2012 Business Travel Awards. In October 2011, Jurys Inn was awarded the only gold accreditation for an international hotel group in 2011 from Investors in People (IIP), the leading people management standard.