HANYC Announces Participation in Bidding For Good Auction to Support Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Auction Follows Previous $100,000 Donation to Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC in Support of Storm Victims

Feb 25, 2013, 10:30 ET from Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. today announced that to follow its $100,000 contribution to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, HANYC is now embarking on another significant effort to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy, by participating in the "Bidding For Good" online auction.

HANYC hoteliers are offering hotel packages including luxurious accommodations to bidders. The auction ends on March 1 and all proceeds will go to the Mayor's Fund.

"Hurricane Sandy had devastating effects on New York, and many people are still suffering," said Joseph E. Spinnato, President, Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. "The Hotel Association of New York City is proud to follow its significant contribution to the Mayor's Fund last year by continuing to help those in need. Many of our members are auctioning off exciting hotel packages and the proceeds will be utilized to help Sandy victims in New York."

Herve Houdre, Regional Director of Operations and General Manager, InterContinental Barclay, said, "We are delighted to participate in the auction to support the Mayor's Fund and to help the many people who are still affected by Hurricane Sandy. Let the bidding begin!"

Bidding For Good is a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers and socially responsible businesses. They provide a unique online auction platform, where nonprofits, schools, consumers and businesses converge to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events, and ultimately, to raise more money for the causes people care so much about.

More details on the auction and the HANYC listing on the Bidding For Good website can be found here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/HANYC

Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.

Established in 1878, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. is one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation. Its membership includes more than 260 of the finest hotels in New York City, representing more than 70,000 rooms and 32,000 employees. It is an internationally recognized leader in New York City's $5 billion tourism industry. http://www.hanyc.org/

SOURCE Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.