Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver launches Philanthropic Stay to support charity that promotes gender equality in developing nations

One Girl Can empowers girls in sub-Saharan Africa

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      Looking for an excuse for a staycation? This could be the one: Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver has partnered with One Girl Can, a local charitable organization, for a new package called the Philanthropic Stay.

      Partial proceeds go toward supporting education for girls in some of the most marginalized regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. For every night booked, $50 will be donated to One Girl Can.

      Available till December 20, the package includes a welcome goodie from Shangri-La’s pastry chef, daily breakfast for two or a $50 in-room dining credit, Vitruvi essential oil amenities, an AG Hair gift bag, and valet parking. It also comes with 20-percent discount at CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver.

      Guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and an oversized bathroom with granite vanity, soaker tub, and separate glass-encased shower.

      There’s an option to add on a set of white, pure-cotton KIP. X Shangri-La pjays, with gold piping, matching silk sleep mask, and Mother of Pearl buttons.

      Founded in 2008 by South African native Lotte Davis—who’s also the CEO and cofounder of Vancouver’s AG Hair—One Girl Can is a registered Canadian charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty while promoting gender equality in underdeveloped countries such as Kenya and Uganda.

      To date, it has provided more than 400 scholarships to female secondary students, ensuring they never have to miss a day of school due to cultural pressures or lack of fees. The organization has also built or renovated more than 100 schools and learning environment, and it mentors more than 8,500 girls annually through workshops, activities, and conferences.

      To book a getaway that does some good, visit Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver.