“Giving back to the community has always been a cornerstone of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which is why one of our five core values is to have a connection and responsibility to our community,” says Linda Palermo, Joie de Vivre Chief Revenue Officer.
“We wanted to be a part of Silicon Valley Rocks since we are deeply ingrained in the Silicon Valley community. Our Silicon Valley hotels include the Wild Palms and Domain in Sunnyvale, the Avante in Mountain View, the Moorpark in San Jose, and the Hotel Los Gatos. Not too far south, we also launched the Dream Inn on the beach in Santa Cruz this year and are re-opening the Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur this November.”
Joie de Vivre has always been very involved in the communities in which its hotels are located. Hotels are given an annual goal of how much money they should donate throughout the year to local causes. Connecting to the community is so important to Joie de Vivre that hotel general managers are evaluated on this donation metric, along with employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
In 2007 alone, Joie de Vivre hotels donated a total of over $1.3 million to local organizations in the form of gift certificates, cash donations, in-kind donations, and events. Joie de Vivre continues to take a grassroots approach to philanthropy, staying true to its entrepreneurial roots, rallying behind causes and organizations that inspire its employees. Because of that, the company is able to help organizations who may not receive much attention or support from the broader community. Supported causes in 2007 were primarily in the areas of arts and culture, education, and family and community.
Joie de Vivre will also have several hotel packages for the Silicon Valley Rocks! silent auction. Stay tuned for more info!
About Joie de Vivre Hospitality
Based in San Francisco, Joie de Vivre Hospitality is a creative collection of lifestyle businesses. As California’s largest boutique hotel collection, Joie de Vivre encompasses other hospitality businesses such as restaurants and spas. Celebrating more than 20 years of creating dreams, Joie de Vivre Hospitality is expanding its California presence in Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sunnyvale, Huntington Beach and beyond.