BANGOR – Lafayette Hotels, owner of 27 hotels in Maine, New Hampshire and Michigan is offering free rooms to families who have children or relatives in the hospital over the holidays. The program called, âHome for the Holidaysâ is offered over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visitors are first screened by the hospital and then referred to the hotel by the hospital. The program is also available to families facing an emergency or extreme hardship such as a death in the family or having their home destroyed by fire.
The âHome for the Holidaysâ program also offers rooms to military personnel who are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan and to their families.
âOur company has been doing this program for 14 years,â said Peter Daigle, chief operating officer of Lafayette Hotels. âEach year we hear many touching stories. The program was originally developed for families, particularly those with children, but weâve expanded it over the years to include people who have suffered emergencies such as losing their home to a fire.â says Daigle.
The Black Bear Inn here in Orono, owned by Lafayette Hotels is participating in the program. âOur company has been doing this program for 14 years,â said Tom Palmer, general manager. âOur âHome for the Holidaysâ program insures that the cost of a hotel room doesnât stand in the way of visiting a child or relative in the hospital during this special time of year. We hope that the program makes things a bit easier for those in need and that it can help a patient feel better sooner.â
Lafayette Hotels properties sponsoring the program are the Comfort Inn Oceanâs Edge, Belfast, Maine, the Black Bear Inn, Orono, Maine, the Fireside Inn and Suites, Bangor, Maine, the Best Western White House, Bangor, Maine, the Fireside Inn, Waterville, Maine, the Fireside Inn and Suites, Auburn, Maine, the Best Western Merry Manor, South Portland, Maine, Lafayetteâs Oceanfront Resort, Wells Beach, Maine, the Senator Inn and Spa, Augusta, Maine, the Fireside Inn and Suites in Gilford, New Hampshire and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and the Best Western Greenfield Inn in Allen Park, Michigan. Several Lafayette Hotels offer special year round rates for families and parents at area hospitals. Families may make reservations for âHome for the Holidaysâ by contacting their hospital or calling the hotel directly.
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Contact Name: Peter Daigle
Telephone Number: (207)862-8000