Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley Resort has appointed one of its junior suites "The Giving Room" to aid the Huntsman Cancer Institute's "Room to Heal" campaign. Ten percent of the total room revenue generated from the suite will be donated to the Salt Lake City Institute.
"Stein Eriksen Lodge feels strongly about helping a truly worthwhile cause and organization," said Russ Olsen, CEO at the famous property. "The Lodge strives for excellence in providing guests exceptional service and the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to excellence in patient care."
The Huntsman Cancer Hospital expansion will double inpatient capacity from 50 beds to 100 and will double existing imaging and radiation treatment facilities and operating rooms. It will house the new Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant and Myeloma Program and expanded Cancer Learning and Wellness Centers. It will also accommodate expanded clinical trials and enhance patient access to promising new treatments. All that costs money.
By the Lodge pledging a $50,000 contribution, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital will reserve a patient room in the new expansion as the "Stein Eriksen Lodge" room. The Lodge plans to incorporate decorative elements to reflect the Lodge's alpine history.
Said Jon M. Huntsman, Huntsman Cancer Institute's founder and principal benefactor, "Patients are coming to the Institute from Utah, the country, and the world, with hopes that the specialized technology and the latest developments from our research and clinical trials will save their lives. Expansion is critical to our having ample treatment rooms and hospital beds that will allow their hopes to be fulfilled."
The Lodge will kick off an Employee Giving program this month, whereby employees may make payroll deductions to help the Lodge achieve the $50,000 donation goal. Information regarding "The Giving Room" will be featured in all guest rooms so guests can choose to support the Lodge efforts and request the room for future stays. Additional ongoing promotions will also take place at Lodge throughout the season.
Preferred Hotel Group, of which Stein Eriksen Lodge is a member, will also make a donation to the Institute, and, every night that the "The Giving Room" is occupied from May 1 through Aug. 31, 2009, the Ueberroth Family Foundation will donate matching funds.