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Malmaison & Hotel du Vin team up with The Brain Charity to raise awareness of neurodiversity

The Brain Charity will be working with lifestyle hotel groups Malmaison & Hotel du Vin to support their neurodivergent customers and colleagues

Lifestyle hotel groups Malmaison & Hotel du Vin have today announced a new charity relationship with The Brain Charity, a national organisation dedicated to raising awareness of neurodiversity and supporting individuals living with neurological conditions.

The two-year relationship between Malmaison & Hotel du Vin and The Brain Charity will showcase their dedication to fostering a more inclusive society.

The relationship will focus on multiple initiatives to make a positive impact for neurodivergent staff and guests alongside raising awareness for the 1 in 6 people in the UK affected by a neurological condition, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, stroke, and dementia.

Interior shot of Malmaison Hotels City Bar at Malmaison Edinburgh
City Bar at Malmaison Edinburgh

Key initiatives include:

  • Employee training: Malmaison & Hotel du Vin’s 2,500 employees will undergo neurodiversity training, equipping them to better support neurodivergent customers and colleagues within their hotels, bars, and restaurants.
  • Sleep and brain health awareness: Guests will receive bedroom tips on improving sleep quality, emphasising the crucial role sleep plays in maintaining brain health.
  • Customer engagement: Customers will have the option to round up their food, drink, or hotel room bill, with the additional amount being donated to The Brain Charity.
Illuminated exterior Malmaison Hotel at Quayside Newcastle
Malmaison Hotel at Quayside Newcastle

Pippa Sargent, CEO of The Brain Charity said:

“We are truly honoured to team up with Malmaison & Hotel du Vin who have been enthusiastic in their commitment to champion our mission.

“We are really excited by the opportunity to increase public understanding and can’t wait to get to work putting our ideas into action.

“Our goal is to champion neurodiversity and help those living with neurological conditions to lead longer, healthier, happier lives”

Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Harrogate. A light, airy room with elegant leather sofas, tables and leather cushioned dining chairs.
Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Harrogate

Scott Harper, COO for Malmaison and Hotel du Vin said:

“At Malmaison & Hotel du Vin, we believe in making a positive impact on our communities, and this alignment fits perfectly with our values.

“Together with The Brain Charity, we are committed to championing neurodiversity and raising awareness with our staff and customers to foster a more inclusive experience, not only in our properties but helping to set a precedent for the hospitality industry as a whole.”

Malmaison and Hotel du vin logos. The word Malmaison is in handwritten text. Hotel du Vin is typescript in a black bounding square.

Categories: Fundraising, News

Published: 19 October 2023