The hotels of Vienna House Czech Republic, which have been supporting the charity project My New Life for a long time, opened their doors to children with cancer for one day. As part of a unique educational excursion, the children tried out interesting and important hotel roles. The aim was to create for the patients battling an illness an unforgettable day full of experiences and to show them the attractive running of a hotel from a different point of view. The hotel chain Vienna House will present new services for children through this event.
Children aged between five to twelve “took over the baton” and tried out the roles of director of a hotel, receptionist or manager of a restaurant through a game of finding the elf Joh. During the entertaining and educational afternoon full of unique experiences, the children for example moderated a press conference and found out what a hotel cook, receptionist or barman must be able to do while mixing non-alcoholic lemonades.
“The goal of the event, apart from supporting charity activities, was to familiarize the children with the running of a hotel in a fun way. We want to shine light on the hotel profession, and in relation to this it is never too early to start planting the seeds of a potential future employer,“ smiles Klaus Pilz, regional director of Vienna House Czech Republic. He adds: “While searching for new colleagues, we focus mainly on talent and their relationship with the guests. We can teach employees everything else through extensive internal training.”
“The project My New Life has been supporting children with cancer and their families for the sixth year now. For this purpose, we organize various entertaining, educational, and cultural activities with the main goal of helping children to stay a part of the majority healthy society during the time of their treatment and helping children to return back to normal life after their treatment has ended. The programme full of experiences, which the chain of hotels Vienna House kindly organized for us, is a part of our long-term efforts,” says Dr. Lucie Hrdličková, a pediatric oncologist and founder of the project My New Life.
The details and benefits of the children’s programme, concept and Vienna House’s offers for the smallest ones will be available at www.viennahouse.com/kids. Equipment for children’s rooms, gifts to combat boredom, special children’s menus and in select hotels even children’s play areas and children’s breakfasts are all available. Children under the age of 3 can stay at Vienna House for free. Children up to age 14 can sleep at most of the Vienna House hotels at a discounted rate.
A higher-resolution photo of children at the reception desk here and a photo of children in the kitchen here.