Sunstone Hotel Investors, L.L.C. will partner with American Express in the “Charge for the Cure” campaign, September 1, 2001 through October 31, 2001. During these months American Express will donate one cent for every American Express charge made at any one of Sunstone’s 53 hotels. All of Sunstone’s properties will take part in “Charge for the Cure,” most notably the Portland Marriott City Center on Broadway, San Diego’s Holiday Inn Harbor View, the Sheraton Salt Lake City Centre, Salt Lake’s University Park Marriott, and the Utah Valley Marriott Conference Center in Provo. American Express will ultimately make a donation of up to $500,000 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation based upon consumer charges made at all participating merchants.
John Elston, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for Sunstone Hotels, says, “The ‘Charge for the Cure’ campaign is an excellent opportunity for businesses like ours to help make a difference. Just by encouraging our guests to use their American Express cards, we’ll be helping the Susan G. Komen Foundation further their efforts in finding a cure for breast cancer. This is an opportunity we just couldn’t afford to pass up.”
To take part in “Charge for the Cure,” guests simply need to pay for their hotel charges using their American Express card. All of Sunstone’s hotels will display in-property signage alerting guests of the “Charge for the Cure” campaign. Sunstone Hotels owns and operates properties throughout CA, OR, WA, AZ, MN, UT, ID, and AK, all of which will be participating in the “Charge for the Cure.” For a complete listing of Sunstone Hotels, visit the Sunstone web site at:Details