To make the bedroom look and feel like home, the CSM team completely redecorated the room, along with the adjoining bathroom, to be inviting and filled with cheerful colors to welcome children and their families.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has announced a one-of-a-kind installation at the Ronald McDonald House – East House in Portland, Oregon. The five CSM owned and managed hotels in the Portland region gathered together to bring their hospitality skills to the Ronald McDonald House, adopting a bedroom and decorating it if it were a child’s room in his or her own home.
“The CSM Portland cluster of hotels believes that families are such an important customer base in the hotel industry,” said Peter Kilbourne, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center. “When we were looking for innovative ways to further our relationship with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we wanted to reach out to those families in special need by creating a unique ‘home-coming’ experience at Portland’s Ronald McDonald House for their use. This is particularly meaningful for our employees, who were actively engaged in the design and implementation of this Deep Blue Sea-themed child’s bedroom at the Ronald McDonald House.”
To make the bedroom look and feel like home, the CSM team completely redecorated the room, along with the adjoining bathroom, to be inviting and filled with cheerful colors to welcome children and their families. Hotel employees stepped up to facilitate the redecorating themselves, which included new family-friendly furnishings, light fixtures, linens, artwork… and even wall murals that were specially commissioned for the room.
The global Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill or injured children, so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
CSM Lodging’s five Portland-area hotels consist of the Residence Inn Portland North/Vancouver, Residence Inn Portland South/Lake Oswego, Courtyard Portland Southeast, Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center and the Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Beaverton.
CSM Lodging, which owns and operates 38 nationally-branded hotels across the country, selected Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2010 as their companywide charitable partner. Along with CSM Corporation’s corporate contributions, many of the company’s 2200 employees actively participate in the partnership throughout the year, donating resources, in-kind gifts and personal time working with Ronald McDonald Houses in five states. CSM Corporation is a leading corporate contributing partner to Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest.
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