DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hotel Engine, an innovative technology platform for corporate hotel booking, today announced it will donate up to $250,000 to One Tree Planted in 2021. For every booking on its platform this year, Hotel Engine will contribute one tree, enabling as many as a quarter of a million trees to be planted across the United States.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this kind of support in our first year working with One Tree Planted,” said Elia Wallen, founder and CEO at Hotel Engine. “Together with our customers, we are proud to support incredible on-the-ground reforestation efforts in our home state of Colorado, which faces threats like drought, insect infestation and forest fires, and in California, which has been devastated by record-setting wildfires in recent years.”
“We are excited about this new partnership, and grateful for Hotel Engine’s contribution to extend our impact,” said Matt Hill, founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist at One Tree Planted. “Growing, young companies like Hotel Engine understand the urgent need to address the major causes of climate change, and are actively participating to ensure a better environment and healthier planet.”
The signature partnership with One Tree Planted kicks off the launch of Hotel Engine’s first-ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which will focus its philanthropic giving across the areas of environment, women and children, and education. The company plans to announce additional partnerships and giving throughout the year. In the past, it has supported organizations such as Access Opportunity, American Cancer Society, Black Girl Ventures, Denver Children’s Home and Make-A-Wish Colorado.
The launch of Hotel Engine’s CSR program follows a milestone year for the company in which it marked five years in business, doubled its revenue from 2019, and significantly grew its employee base and executive leadership team.
“We’re fortunate to start 2021 on such a positive footing, and recognize that as we grow as a company, so does our responsibility to make a difference,” added Elia. “Our hope is to do more with not only One Tree Planted, but with other like-minded organizations that look at innovative ways to make the most direct impact, and to help those who need it most.”
About Hotel Engine
Hotel Engine is the first no-contract hotel booking and management platform that delivers the cost-savings, choice and convenience organizations and corporate travelers need to make the most of each trip. Thousands of businesses rely on Hotel Engine to book millions of room nights around the world. The company’s partnerships with its 340,000 hotel partners means companies benefit from the flexibility and choice they need, while also receiving key insights into bookings, billings and trends. Based in Denver, Colorado, the company has raised $16 million in funding and is growing its national team. Learn more at www.hotelengine.com.
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at onetreeplanted.org.