The Peninsula Hotels Creates Disaster-Relief Effort to Aid Turkey

On Monday, February 6, 2023, two earthquakes, measuring a magnitude of 7.8 and 7.5 hit the south-eastern region of Turkey, resulting in catastrophic death and destruction. According to CNN, the latest numbers indicate over 36,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria combined. To aid the victims of the Kahramanmaras earthquakes in Turkey, The Peninsula has announced the launch of a global fundraising initiative across its hotels.

From February 13 until December 31, 2023, for every room night at The Peninsula hotels (including those in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, London, Istanbul, Bangkok, and Manila), a donation equal to the local currency of €10 per night will be made. In addition to these donations, each hotel will offer opportunities for guests to make contributions to charitable organizations whose funds go directly to the victims. All proceeds from “Hope for Türkiye” will be donated to non-profit and government-funded organizations that provide vital resources and investment for the redevelopment of the most affected areas.

Over the years, The Peninsula’s “Hope For” charitable campaigns have helped support thousands of people impacted by natural disaster in Japan and the Philippines. These efforts represent The Peninsula’s commitment to both its team members and its communities around the world.

“With deep sadness, some of our employees and their families have been directly impacted by the Kahramanmaras earthquakes; our thoughts and prayers are with them and all of those affected by this unthinkable disaster,” said Peter C. Borer, chief operating officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd., owner and operator of The Peninsula. “It is our hope that collectively, our hotels and our guests from around the world will come together in Türkiye’s time of need.”

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