Odds are if you have been out and about in New York City, you have either been to or have walked by a Tao Group Hospitality property. With a portfolio of over 40 venues, spanning across six cities, in three countries, Tao Group Hospitality is a global company that operates many of the most successful food, beverage, and nightlife entertainment venues in the world. Their venues include Tao Asian Bistro & Nightclub, LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub, Beauty & Essex, and Marquee, just to name a few.
They have spent the last 20 years building a hospitality company with one focus in mind: to deliver the best possible guest experience every night. They have hired thousands of people and created a culture founded on quality, consistency, and the daily execution of gracious hospitality. Most importantly they have become a family, built on trust and a philosophy that they would always take care of each other so that their team could always take care of their guests.
Yet in a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everything they have built, deeply impacting many of their employees. Like so many others in the hospitality industry, their team now requires assistance to support themselves and/or their families during this difficult time.
In response to this crisis, they have established the TAO Cares COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization to help ease the financial burden that Tao Group Hospitality current and former employees may face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund provides tax-free funds for any number of hardships; including unanticipated healthcare costs, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, food, medicine, and other necessities. Their fans know that what makes their venues so special is their extraordinary people – and they are asking everyone who can to please consider making a contribution so that they can assist the members of their community. All donations to the Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Follow TAO Cares on Instagram at @taocares to stay in-the-know with their ongoing Relief Fund initiatives including weekly live stream programming with special DJ sets, as well as Tao Group Hospitality chefs and mixologists sharing their favorite at-home recipes and cocktails. In addition, now through May 20th, 50% of every Gift Card purchased will benefit the Relief Fund (http://www.taogroup.com/giftcards). Gift Cards can be used at participating Tao Group Hospitality venues.
In the upcoming weeks, they will be launching an online auction with an exclusive list of items such as signed sports memorabilia, exclusive dining and nightlife experiences, celebrity video shoutouts, artwork, and show tickets in support of the Relief Fund.
At this time, they urge you to take care of yourselves and your families and to please stay at home, so we as a nation can help halt the spread of the virus, and get back to enjoying that gracious hospitality Tao Group is so proud of.
To donate please visit https://taogroup.com/taocares/