Donation, Along with Support from Hyatt Hotels Foundation, Totals $1 Million Commitment to Support Industry Employee Training, Provide Housing, Childcare, Transportation and Employment Opportunities for Survivors
WASHINGTON (July 11, 2022) – Today the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced that two leading hospitality companies G6 Hospitality and Extended Stay America have donated a combined $500,000 to the “No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund.”
No Room for Trafficking is an AHLA Foundation national awareness program that builds on the industry’s ongoing commitment to unite the hotel and lodging industry in thought leadership and action to drive forward the next phase of anti-trafficking efforts. No Room for Trafficking is committed to providing economic stability for survivors while continuing to advance training and education to raise awareness about human trafficking.
G6 Hospitality and Extended Stay America have been long-time AHLA Foundation partners at the forefront of anti-trafficking efforts, driving the industry to support survivors. As a result of their efforts and funding, No Room for Trafficking will be able to support survivors with direct financial support, career training and other resources to empower them on their path forward.
“G6 Hospitality and Extended Stay America have long been committed to eradicating human trafficking and steadfast in their support of the industry’s prevention efforts. Their passion and this generous financial commitment are a huge reason why No Room for Trafficking can continue to evolve and positively impact lives,” said Rosanna Maietta, president & CEO of the AHLA Foundation. “As Chair of the Foundation Board in 2020, Greg Juceam was instrumental in bringing the No Room for Trafficking campaign under the auspices of the Foundation in order for us to expand our scope and activities. I’m so grateful for his leadership.”
“Our industry’s long history of combatting human trafficking continues today with this monumental contribution from G6 Hospitality and Extended Stay America,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “’The No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund’ is now able to support the industry as we seek to provide resources and support services for survivors of human trafficking.”
Rob Palleschi, chief executive officer, G6 Hospitality, said, “This donation redoubles our efforts to better train hotel employees across the industry and provides support to human trafficking survivors. We are grateful to be on the ground floor of building the ‘No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund,’ and will continue to do everything we can to ensure the hotel industry is supporting, listening to and learning from survivors.”
“In my time as Chair of the AHLA Foundation, with unanimous support from our Board of Trustees, I supported and shaped the critical mission outlined by the No Room for Trafficking program. This next phase of added training and survivor support is a natural progression, and we are proud to be providing one of the founding financial commitments to the ‘No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund,’” said Greg Juceam, president & CEO, Extended Stay America.
“Human trafficking is a global societal problem and everyone has to do their part to help combat this crime,” said Ama Romaine, former General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, G6 Hospitality. “The launch of the ‘No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund’ is the culmination of several years of hard work by many throughout the industry including AHLAF and my former colleagues at G6 and it is a testament to our collective commitment to providing meaningful support to survivors.”
About Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America is the leading mid-priced extended stay hotel brand in the U.S. with more than 650 hotels. Its extended stay brand family includes Extended Stay America Suites and Extended Stay America Premier Suites. All locations are ready to welcome guests with genuine care and value. For more information on Extended Stay America, visit www.esa.com.
About G6 Hospitality LLC
G6 Hospitality owns, operates and franchises more than 1,400 economy lodging locations under the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada. In 2021, Franchise Rankings named Motel 6 a No.5 Motel Franchise and listed Studio 6 as a No. 6 Best Hotel Franchise. The company also ranked a Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer for 2022 and named a 2021 “Best for Vets” employer by Military Times. For more information please visit www.g6hospitality.com.