Good Neighbor Policy
The Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy, the hospitality industry’s first comprehensive community outreach program, addresses issues ranging from hunger relief and literacy to green practices and the arts. Loews Hotels’ commitment to good corporate citizenship is so strong and deep that with each year the Good Neighbor Policy has evolved and grown.
2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy. To celebrate the 20 year milestone, Loews Hotels pledged to improve public education, partnering with DonorsChoose.org, a web-based charity supporting public schools in need.
Created in 1990 by Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels Chairman and CEO, the Loews Good Neighbor Policy is the company's formal commitment to our long-standing tradition of understanding our social responsibility to the communities where we own and operate hotels. Loews Hotels addresses various issues of social concern and supports charities corporately, and each destination is required to conduct specific activities, including:
- Donating excess food to local food banks, shelters, and hunger relief programs.
- Supporting local literacy programs by providing space for classes to be held and volunteer instructors from the hotels.
- Extensive recycling programs including office paper, newspapers, aluminum, plastic, and the purchase of recycled products when possible.
- Donating used goods such as linens and furniture to local organizations and shelters.
- Encouraging volunteer activities for hotel employees.
- Implementing energy saving equipment in new hotels and in existing properties as they are renovated.
Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy was awarded the President’s Service Award, the highest honor given by the President of the United States for community service directed at solving critical social problems. Stay at one of our Good Neighbor hotels today.