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
  • 98% 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

Green Team LAYC


Organized by Host’s Green Team, partnered with Latin American Youth Center to mulch, plant shrubs and flowers and build a vegetable and herb garden at LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Center.

Comfort Cases


Partnered with Comfort Cases to pack backpacks filled with comfort and personal care items for a child’s first few days in the foster care system and made fleece blankets.

A Wider Circle


Organized a professional clothing drive for A Wider Circle’s Professional Development Center. Toured the organization’s facility in Silver Spring, MD to see first-hand the impact of our clothing donations and furniture donations from local hotel renovation projects.

Learn more about our Corporate Citizenship events


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Womens History Month


Organized by our women’s employee resource group, we hosted a discussion with Jim Risoleo, president and chief executive officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, and Cia Buckley Marakovits, president and chief investment officer of Dune Real Estate, who shared personal stories and insights about her career journey in a more male-dominated field, valuable business experiences and more.

Lunar New Year


We hosted our first-ever Lunar New Year celebration, featuring personal reflections by Host employees, a special lion dance performance and a happy hour with traditional “lucky” Chinese foods.

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.

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