Per the words of Hersha’s founders, there is no greater dignity than that found in service. “Hearts that Serve” is one of our core values and reflects our long tradition of social responsibility and community engagement. We believe that people are our strength. By putting people first, we can provide for our guests, support our associates, and have a strong presence in our communities to drive positive change locally and globally.
To support our associates, we facilitate comprehensive succession planning and leadership development training for rising managers, hold regular performance evaluations, and provide competitive compensation and numerous non-salary benefits.
We also provide in-depth sustainability leadership training to all property-level leaders, highlighting social impact opportunities through community engagement.
On a local level, our strategy is to be located in urban markets in the US and work with local partnerships to revitalize the community. For instance, our Ritz-Carlton Georgetown is an adaptive reuse of a formerly vacant industrial building, our Envoy Hotel supported the revitalization of Seaport, MA, our NU Hotel supports the local art community in Brooklyn, and our Philadelphia hotels support the Bethesda Project, which serves people experiencing homelessness and helps revitalize neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.
Hersha is committed to providing an inclusive, safe, and open work environment. To that end, our Chief Executive Officer signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge, joining other CEOs across all industries in committing further to enhance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and boardroom.
Meanwhile, our focus on communities is reflected in our support of national and global programs that help care for those in need. We are fortunate to be in a position to create both awareness and consciousness for our guests and associates on pressing issues, while also helping members of our global communities. Learn more about our #LetsDoGood campaign to help communities around the world gain access to life-sustaining water.
of Hersha’s workforce identify as women
of Hersha’s workforce identifies as a member of a minority group
People provided with access to clean water for 21 years through funding of EarthView Water since 2015
Hours volunteered in our local communities since 2015
New bars of sanitized and repackaged soap sent to developing nations since 2011