Community Update: 01.18.2021

Heritage & Inclusion months

The Ace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board will be recognizing key Heritage and Inclusion Months with activities and learning engagements shared throughout 2021. In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today we unveil the first in a series of interactive handbills that will be distributed throughout all Ace Hotel properties — offering suggestions and teaching moments to celebrate and educate our staff about various group’s histories and contributions to American History.

The initiative will begin in earnest in celebration of Black History Month, alongside a series of company wide panel discussions, guest speakers and more.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

During the third quarter of last year, Ace introduced supplier diversity training for all leaders responsible for the purchase of supplies, resources and equipment for our business. Supplier diversity is a proactive business process that seeks to provide equal access to all suppliers regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Teams across all of our domestic hotels and corporate offices began the year with additional tools to help us diversify our supplier spend. We look forward to sharing updates on our progress in the coming months.

VOLUNTEER TIME OFF POLICY

In the fourth quarter of last year, we introduced a Volunteer Time Off program — designed to create community engagement opportunities for Ace employees that are meaningful, purposeful and helpful to those in need. Ace recognizes that promoting community engagement is a way to enrich the lives of our employees, and is central to the commitment we make to encourage positive stewardship in the cities we call home.

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