Warrior Canine Connection
Service Event with Warrior Canine Connection

Social Responsibility

We are committed to advancing health, well-being and opportunity for all Host stakeholders, including investors, employees, partners and communities.


  • First lodging REIT to issue social targets
  • Corporate headquarters certified as a Fitwel® Multi-Tenant Whole Building, a leading certification system committed to building health
  • Holistic employee wellness program and personalized portal to track and improve physical, mental and financial health and well-being
  • First lodging REIT to sign on to American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) 5-Star Promise as an owner to advance safety, non-discrimination and human rights within the hospitality industry
  • Founding Donor of the Nareit Foundation's Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) Giving Campaign, which supports charitable and educational organizations that will help create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive REIT and publicly traded real estate industry
  • $500,000 pledge in support of the Arne M. Sorenson Hospitality Fund, which supports the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership at Howard University
  • Participant in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition and establishment of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) program and women's employee resource group
  • Launch of second, expanded Supplier Excellence Survey in addition to launch of Supplier Diversity Survey to all strategic suppliers
  • 13+ year average tenure for our employees
  • Multi-dimensional performance reviews for 100% of employees
  • 92% of employees trained on unconscious bias and other diversity topics 
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits and compensation programs that provide flexibility and choice in coverage for our full and part-time employees
  • Nearly 200 total charities supported in 2022, including nearly 117 employee-selected charities

2030 Social Targets

New 2030 Targets


85% or more of our employees will be highly engaged*

*Data is based on average employee engagement score of 85% or greater

On Track 

25% of each candidate slate for all external positions will be diverse

Beginning of Journey 

15% of our direct capital expenditure supplier spend will be with diverse suppliers, consultants and contractors 

On Track 

100% of suppliers trained in Host's responsible sourcing and human rights policies

Beginning of Journey 

90% or more of our employees will participate in charitable giving and/or volunteerism

On Track 

2022 Social Initiatives

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Program
Supplier Engagement
Social Justice
Social Justice
Charitable Giving
Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
Mental Health
Mental Health and Well-being
Disaster relief
Disaster Relief

Corporate Citizenship

2023 Holiday Giving


Partnered with Central Union Mission to sponsor 70 at-risk local children by donating, purchasing and wrapping presents.

Warrior Canine Connection


Partnered with Warrior Canine Connection to purchase dog items, wrap each item, write thank you notes and assemble supply bags that are presented to a veteran when paired with a service dog.

Habitat for Humanity


Built and decorated six playhouses for Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, which will be donated to Habitat partner families, auctioned off to raise funds for the organization’s programs and services or gifted to local institutions that serve children.

Learn more about our Corporate Citizenship events


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

2023 Pride Month


We celebrated Pride Month by hosting a special all-employee event featuring keynote speaker Ashley T Brundage, President & CEO of Empowering Differences. In addition to recognizing the LGBTQ+ community, we learned about steps and actions we all can take to inspire others, create opportunities for equal access, and be better leaders and allies.

2023 Women's History Month


We hosted a special event featuring two of our female general managers in which they shared their personal stories about their career journeys in a more male-dominated field, work-life balance and more. Special guests from Howard University’s Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership, one of our partner organizations, also attended the event.

Black History Month


We hosted a series of educational and celebratory events throughout the month to recognize our Black colleagues and community, including an on-site cooking demo by a local African American chef and holistic nutritionist, a lunch and learn hosted by one of our own employees and a social justice fair featuring several of our nonprofit partners.

Learn more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging events


2022 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO-1) Report

View of property from roof
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort