The Spirit of the Lehigh Valley Benefits Thousands


Each year on Christmas Eve, the Holiday Inn Conference Center located in Breinigsville, PA hosts the Spirit of the Lehigh Valley Event that helps to brighten the holidays for those less fortunate. The event is a tradition and has taken place for the past 23 years, and has been sponsored each year by the generosity of Meyer Jabara Hotels.

Meyer Jabara Hotels has several hotels located in the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania. Hotels in the Lehigh Valley area are the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Bethlehem Courtyard by Marriott, and the Hyatt Place Bethlehem. Each year the Associates at these great hotels come together to put on this fabulous event. They plan and organize throughout the year and demonstrate unwavering passion and dedication to this cause.

Justin Jabara, Vice President of Development for Meyer Jabara Hotels was at the event and said “This is my favorite day of the year. I never miss coming to the Lehigh Valley on Christmas Eve to see our Lehigh Valley Hotel Associates in action. We are so proud of them and all that they do for the Lehigh Valley Community.”

This year’s event provided meals, gifts, and entertainment to over 4,000 families that were referred by more than 35 Lehigh Valley social agencies from Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Over 40 volunteers work tirelessly throughout the day to make sure each family feels the joy of the holiday season.

Denise Maitico, Vice President of the Meyer Jabara Lehigh Valley Hotels, sums up the success of the event very clearly when she says “The smiling faces of the children and the tears of their parents make it clear that we are truly making a difference in the lives of these families.”