Accor Welcome Heroes
On 19 November 2017, AccorHotels honored everyday heroes – men and women, such as social workers, volunteers, firefighters, nurses and teachers – who work each day to serve their communities, by inviting them in more than 2,000 establishments around the world, including over 500 hotels in Asia Pacific and 53 hotels in India.
This global event was an opportunity for the Group and its more than 250,000 employees to thank the people who are committed to serving their communities by sharing a moment with them around a breakfast, a barbecue, a concert, or even by inviting them to stay the night as our guests.
In India, a “Lunch of Honor” was organised at various hotels for their selected unsung heroes.
Celebrating the occasion on 20th November, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC hosted a luncheon for the local heroes from city NGOs, schools and community based care centre, where these heroes were felicitated for their significant contribution to the society.
Overall, the event saw the presence of 50 volunteers from NGOs like Ashray Akruti who educate and provide aid to the hearing impaired represented by Mr. D.P.K Babu,Neerikshna who has been supporting people affected by HIV/AIDS and leprosy represented by Dr. Lavanya Suneetha & Dr. Sujai Suneetha, a Government School Head Mr. Sainath and a civil social worker Mr. Gangadhar Tilak who voluntarily fixed more than 1350 potholes on his own over the last 15 years.
Neil Paterson, General Manager- Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC said- ‘As a part of our commitment toward the society, we have been supporting the initiatives by these local partners and we hope to continue creating a positive impact with many more such partnerships. These local heroes give us hope for a better with their selfless deeds, and on this momentous occasion for the group, we wanted to put the spotlight on these unsung personalities taking care of our neighbourhood.’