We Believe in the Power of Community
At Prospera, we believe in the power of community. Time and time again, we actively partner with various philanthropic organizations in the communities in which we develop. We leverage the strength of our team members and utilize the resources within the company to further support these alliances with a deeper commitment to improving these communities. Our investments have changed the landscape of the markets in which we have developed and have offered meaningful impact for the respective communities.
One of our core beliefs helps us adhere to the following philosophy: wherever we conduct business, we must also work to understand what is important to the local community. We work hard to recognize the challenges each community possesses and strive to have a meaningful impact in every one of our actions and investments. Over the years, our company and our people have made a difference. We are proud of our work with organizations such as Illumination Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, OC Rescue Mission, Orange County Animal Care, Autism Spectrum Interventions, OC Food Bank, HomeAid Orange County, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Orangewood Foundation, Muzeo, and Renewable Farms.
Ronald McDonald House
Through fundraising efforts from food sales, comedy shows, bingo nights, car washes and jean-Fridays, team members at each property raised awareness and was able to support the Ronald McDonald House in providing care and support for ill children receiving treatment in OC hospitals. Thru their efforts, Prospera has sponsored a suite in the Ronald McDonald house to provide comfort and accommodations for families and children undergoing acute medical care.
Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort
The gateway to the Anaheim Resort district was transformed from the vandalized Arena Inn and Suites motel to a 5-story Hampton Inn and Suites with spacious suites with colorful interiors. Construction began 2017, leveraging our brand relationship with Hilton and utilizing In-house Construction Services to lift the Anaheim Resort. With bright architectural fins that accentuate the exterior and California-themed interiors, the interiors highlight and showcase notable landmarks and experiences of Southern California. The property opened January 2019 and features outdoor pool deck, airy suites and locally commissioned artwork.
Impact - provide employment opportunities for the homeless community in OC thru our alliance with this organization; provided financial resources to support the cause; run company wide fundraising efforts; sponsor Carnival for Kids, an annual event for homeless children in the community, we provide thousands of hygiene kits and pack over 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for the children annually.
Summary- In our collaborative partnership, we find opportunities to organize company-wide fundraising efforts. During back to school months, we gather as a team to pack hundreds of backpacks with school supplies and essentials for young students in the local community. Additionally, we pack thousands of hygiene packets to distribute among the homeless community. Our COO, Ronald Kim offers strategic support and long-term commitment to this organization as a board member
Autism Spectrum Interventions
Team members from our Hyatt house property volunteer at the Autism Spectrum Interventions that work with families with children in need of autism services such as counseling, social skill groups and behavior assessments. The property also organizes fundraising events and donates all proceeds to the non-profit organization.
Hyatt House Anaheim Resort
In 2013, an opportunity arose to restore the iconic corner of Harbor Blvd. and Katella Ave. from a blighted 78-unit Zaby’s Motor Lodge to a contemporary mixed-use development. Utilizing Prospera’s In-House Construction, Development and Design Services, we developed a 264-unit stylish urban Hyatt house property, along with retail. It opened July 2016 with a timeless elegance of coastal inspired interiors and was awarded Best Development of the Year with Hyatt Corporation .
Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Shores- Oceanfront
Converted a 40+ year old building on the Daytona Beach Oceanfront into a 143 key Hyatt Place. This became the first Hyatt Place on the Oceanfront in the world at the time of opening.
Cortona Inn & Suites
Prospera found a strategic opportunity to acquire an abandoned building in the Anaheim Resort Convention Block and re- developed into a 127 Key Independent Property. This repositioning changed the landscape of the convention block in the Anaheim Resort and offered the market mid-scale offerings at the entry of the Anaheim Convention Center.