The Main Donates Towels

Ever wonder what happens to used hotel towels? After a towel has fulfilled its purpose and reached the end of its life, it has to end up somewhere. In this instance, the Virginia Zoo makes great use of them.

Recently, the Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN graciously donated more than 40 towels to the Zoo. Veterinary and Animal Care staff use towels for a variety of needs around the Zoo, including during veterinary procedures.

“Sometimes it’s the little things that are a huge help: in this case we needed a fairly small amount of towels here at the hospital,” said Dr. Colleen Clabbers, the Virginia Zoo’s Veterinarian. “These towels will be very useful both during animal procedures and as bedding and padding for our animal patients. We really appreciate this donation from the The Main,” Clabbers added.

Zoo visitors can see Veterinary and Animal Care staff – and perhaps some of those donated towels – hard at work at the Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital, found at the Animal Wellness Campus. The 8,000-square-foot facility is equipped with a surgery suite, lab, intensive care unit and animal quarantine and holding facilities.

“As a hotel here in Downtown Norfolk, we rely on the local attractions to be a driver for tourism,” said Kurt Krause, Managing Director for THE MAIN.  “And, the Virginia Zoo is a high-quality attraction and great partner of ours. When we found out they needed towels, it was a no-brainer to help out.”

About Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN

Opened in early 2017, Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN is downtown Norfolk, Virginia’s newest cultural epicenter situated next to the Elizabeth River at the corner of Granby & Main Streets.THE MAIN stands 21-stories tall and features 300 well-appointed guest rooms, a modern fitness facility, and an upscale indoor pool along with an extensive list of guest amenities. Three distinct restaurants, Saltine, Varia, and Grain, at THE MAIN offer a variety of dining options for guests. The Exchange at THE MAIN is the largest conference space in Norfolk boasting a 42,000 square-feet of high-tech and high-design meeting space. With thirty-nine different meeting room spaces and the largest ballroom in Virginia spanning an impressive 18,500 square-feet, THE MAIN is perfectly conducive to learning, sharing, collaboration and celebration. THE MAIN, a Gold Key | PHR property, is a modern social experience offering luxury hotel accommodations, innovative meeting spaces and signature restaurants and bars all at one address.