GNOHLA and NOAHH Announce Partnership

January 25 2008 | Latest News
New Orleans, LA - Today, the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association (GNOHLA) and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) announced a first of its kind "industry focused" partnership to assist hotel and hospitality employees and their families in need of housing.

According to GNOHLA President and General Manager of the Hilton Riverside, Fred Sawyers, no industry has felt the housing shortages more than ours and we wanted to step up for our employees and our community. Sawyers said, "Hoteliers in New Orleans know their employees are their success. Their housing needs are paramount in our mind. We are committed to them and to rebuilding and growing the City's economy. The association sees this as a long-term and a hands-on initiative that will benefit the hospitality industry and our community."

On behalf of the Hilton Family Hotels, the Brees Dream Foundation is donating $12,000 for housing construction costs. Chris Stuart, Brees Dream Foundation representative said,"The Brees Dream Foundation, in connection with the Hilton Family Hotels, is very happy to participate in such a worthy cause."