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Hotel Recognition

GIFTTS recognizes member hotels in two ways: the Pineapple Awards and Certificates of Excellence.

The Pineapple Awards are given to member hotels that are leaders in each of the four GIFTTS categories, honoring their commitment to philanthropy, community service, sustainability, or education. The Overall Pineapple Award Leader is given to a hotel or resort that has demonstrated outstanding participation across all four categories.

The Certificates of Excellence recognize all member hotels for their good works in each of the four categories.

2014 Award Winners

Philanthropic Hotel of the Year

The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa
Local residents and businesses would all agree that The Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa is highly regarded to the area's less fortunate residents. The hotel selflessly provides monetary support for causes that range from animal rescue to veteran affairs.

Community Service Hotel of the Year

Hotel Nikko San Francisco
A true leader and active advocate of its local community, Hotel Nikko San Francisco dedicated more than 1,200 hours over a 12-month period to assist charitable organizations in maintaining the vitality of the surrounding neighborhood.

Sustainability Hotel of the Year

Inn by the Sea
At the cornerstone of the SILVER LEED®-certified Inn by the Sea is committed to environmental responsibility by supporting local ecosystems serving underutilized and abundant local products, and environmental protection that helps restore the habitat for endangered animals.

Education Hotel of the Year

Porta Hotel Antigua
Embracing the power of education, Porta Antigua Hotel launched a program called "Cooking for Hope" to help develop the community and offset its social and health problems by teaching residents valuable skills in the art of running an important business – the kitchen.


Regal Kowloon Hotel
With a theme of "Love Our Community," Regal Kowloon Hotel has set an honorable example by executing an array of initiatives, such as donations to the Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth, Salvation Army and the Hong Kong Flower Show.

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