Rubbermaid Commercial Products Honors Hotel And Charity For Work In Community Rubbermaid Commercial Products Executive Series Caring for the Community award provides $35,000 in products to Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank and Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), the leader in innovative, solution-based commercial products, announced the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank as the winner of the RCP Executive Series Caring for the Community award. The award includes a full suite of the new RCP Executive Series cleaning products for the hotel and its partner charity, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA). RCP announced the winners today at the annual International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show.

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products partnered with Hotel Management Magazine to present the Caring for the Community award in celebration of the launch of the Executive Series line of products, and to recognize hotels that are making a difference in their communities. RCP designed the Executive Series line after extensive interviews with hospitality groups identified a need for sleek products that are not only effective but also match the high-end look and feel that many hotel properties are achieving today.

"We know that a clean environment is a key element of a successful hotel, and the same is true for nonprofit organizations," said Cory Wilkinson, director of marketing for RCP. "Our communities are better places because of business and nonprofit partnerships, like the one between the Holiday Inn Westbank and the LA/SPCA. We are so happy to provide these new cleaning solutions to help with their great work."

Hotel properties applied online, and their peers and others in the industry voted on the five finalists. The Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank was selected due to its ongoing efforts to support LA/SPCA. Its staff members donate hotel linens for use at the LA/SPCA, groom rescued animals, help with socialization training for soon-to-be adopted pets, and host and attend a variety of events throughout the year that raise funds to cover the cost of providing care and basic medical services for thousands of homeless animals.

"I couldn't be more proud of our team!" said Dustin Floyd, general manager of the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank. "So many of our staff have adopted pets from the LA/SPCA ... we believe deeply in their mission and how important it is for all of us to give back. We were really competing against some big hotels from across the country, so we're thrilled to have been voted the winner!"

"We are so thankful for our wonderful partners at the Holiday Inn Westbank," said Dean Howard, development director for the LA/SPCA. "Cleaning is absolutely key for us to keep the animals and our human visitors healthy, and a suite of professional-grade cleaning products will help us as we look to expand our mission."

For more information about the Rubbermaid Commercial Products Executive Series, or the Caring for the Community award, visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/executiveseries. To speak with a representative from Rubbermaid Commercial Products, the New Orleans Holiday Inn Westbank, or the LA/SPCA, please contact Anna Hogan (anna.hogan@gyro.com, 513-346-3588).

About Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Winchester, Va., is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, away-from-home washroom and safety products. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com.

About Holiday Inn Westbank
Fresh, modern and better than ever. Today's Holiday Inn® hotels offer a comfortable, familiar atmosphere where guests can relax and enjoy amenities such as free high-speed internet, restaurants, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. Plus, kids eat and stay free. The perfect mix of business and pleasure for today's comfort-seeking traveler.

About the LA/SPCA
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA) is an organization devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuse that signal animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, the history of LA/SPCA has been paved with an understanding that only through an improved human-animal ethic can people better the lives of companion animals and that of their community. The programs and services of LA/SPCA are infused with the highest standards of care and compassion.

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