In a showing of gratitude and appreciation, the Miami Beach Hospitality Coalition hosted the 1st Sun & Fun Hospitality Give Back Day on Sunday, September 29th, 2013, which is planned to be an annual event.
Miami Beach owes a large part of its success to the tourism and hospitality industries. In 2012, visitors generated a record $21.8 billion in Greater Miami. Local hospitality organizations, hoteliers, restaurateurs and venues came together to treat hospitality associates who work nights, weekends and holidays providing memorable experiences for South Florida’s local and international guests.
With the help of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, the MBHC and their sponsors all Miami Beach hospitality workers and their families were invited to be honored guests at this free day of fun and sun. Vendors to the Hospitality industry showed their support by sponsoring the event – Logistics Management Group, GMBHA, 1 Hotel, The Clevelander, Premier Beverage, Boucher Brothers, Sysco, Coca-Cola, AAA Parking, PSAV, Navarro, Walgreens, Borinquen, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Southern Parking, Dolphin Limousine Service, NSG Inc., Hotelier Linen Services as well assistance from the City of Miami Beach.
Held at Lummus Park from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, September 29th, hospitality workers and their families received more than just appreciation. Delicious food and refreshing Coca-Cola products as well as a cold beer for the over 21 crowd were served free of charge as they enjoyed games, a bounce house, water activities and music by Miami’s own DJ Irie. Workers were treated to health screenings, samples and giveaways. A free shuttle provided by Dolphin Limousine took guests to and from Lummus Park. The Community went all out to thank these hardworking associates by sharing this free and fun event on our biggest asset, the beach.