Park City, UT – Deer Valley ski resort’s Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge sent the first payment of $25,604 in its short-range goal to raise $50,000 for the “Room to Heal” campaign at Salt Lake City’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.
In November 2008, the Lodge appointed one of its luxury junior suites as “The Giving Room” — where 10 percent of the total room revenue generated from the suite are donated to the campaign. In addition to the money gathered from the room, the Lodge collected employee contributions and funds from Preferred Hotel Group.
“Stein Eriksen Lodge feels strongly about giving back to the community and designating a ‘Giving Room’ and a special ‘Giving Room Week’ is an exciting opportunity to help a truly worthwhile cause and organization,” said Russ Olsen, chief executive officer at Stein Eriksen Lodge.
The Huntsman Cancer Hospital expansion will double the 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.
By the Lodge committing to a long-range goal of a $100,000 contribution, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital will reserve two patient rooms in the new expansion as Stein Eriksen Lodge rooms. The Lodge plans to incorporate decorative elements in both rooms to reflect the Lodge’s alpine history.