Hurricane Harvey recovery continues, with a little help from the hotel industry

After Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, the tremendous generosity of hoteliers across the state helped hundreds of Texans get back on their feet.

One such hotelier is Sunil (Sunny) Tolani, who owns the Prince Organization, and hotels in East Texas, Dallas, Austin, and Louisiana.

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Tolani immediately began to help the victims and provided aid in rebuilding. He set up donation bins for personal toiletries in his hotels in Dallas, Austin and Louisiana. Sunny opened his properties in Nacogdoches, and other cities in Texas—driving distance from Houston—to displaced victims following the storm with complimentary rooms and free hot meals.

Sunny says, “My mother always told me, no matter how big or how small you are, if you do good and encourage others to do good, the world will be a better place. Hotels owners are in a position to do so much good, and we should make the most of that opportunity.”

Generally, Sunny encourages all hoteliers to follow their core values and the meaning of hospitality. Sunny says that, “sticking to our core values is critical to our success in business and in life because they guide our decision-making.

Many times, when we are unsure of what to do, our values cut through the uncertainty and point us in the right direction. Doing our best, and doing it right is not always easy or even the most economical choice. But, living up to our internal core values builds value in our business success.”

Thanks to the generosity and dedication of Texas hoteliers like Sunny, our communities are rebounding from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.  

Thank you for what you do.

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