South East Queensland-based ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts has announced a two-year partnership with Make-A-WishÒ Australia, driven by bookings, memberships and holiday interest through both their retail and lifestyle business arms.
ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts will donate in excess of $100,000 to Make-A-Wish over the term, with further fundraising initiatives in place through its online accommodation booking engine and subsidiary group, ULTIQA Lifestyle – a points-based system holiday membership, bourgeoning the donations.
Chief Executive Officer of ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts, Mark Henry, expressed his and the company’s pride in partnering with the charity for such a worthy cause.
“As a family owned and operated business, we are so proud to be supporting the incredible efforts of Make-A-Wish as they provide hope and strength to children fighting critical illness, and families, all across Australia by making life-changing wishes come true,” he said.
ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts will raise funds for Make-A-Wish through its website, where customers can opt-in to donate to the cause with each accommodation booking, and for a limited-time customers can also round up their final bill with these proceeds donated to the charity.
“The partnership is more than just a fundraising initiative, as we also hope to raise awareness of Make-A-Wish across our six properties,” said Mr Henry.
“We are keen to shine a light on the amazing work they do including granting wishes for children and teenagers battling with life-threatening medical conditions.”
Make-A-WishÒ has been solely dedicated to granting bespoke wishes for children and teenagers for over thirty years, with around 2,000 families affected with life-threatening diagnoses each year.
Make-A-Wish CEO, Sally Bateman, is delighted with the new partnership, saying:
“We are thrilled to partner with ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts. Make-A-Wish is only able to continue to make wishes come true thanks to the wonderful support and generosity of supporters like ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts and we are very excited to work with them.”