Sick Children and Their Families Received 5 Star Treatment at Ronald McDonald House Houston Thanks to Magnolia Hotels and PwC Charitable Foundation

Day Included University of Houston Pre-Med Orchestra Private Performance, Interactive Kid Station, Parent Spa Treatments & Gourmet Candlelight Dinner

Singing ChildWHAT: Since its first year in 2014, Five Star Day has given families of seriously ill children an opportunity to relax, be pampered, and take a break from the harsh reality of their child’s medical condition.

This past Monday, April 25th, Five Star Day was an all-day affair that provided: activities for the children at our first-ever PwC Foundation Interactive Kid Station, restful spa retreats for parents, and a gourmet candlelight dinner that families enjoyed together, prepared by Magnolia Hotels’ Executive Chef Adam Deviney. Evening entertainment included a special, private musical performance by the University of Houston’s Pre-Medical Collegiate Orchestra, fun with Ronald McDonald, and a magic show!

WHO: Ronald McDonald House Houston (RMHH), PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc and Magnolia Hotels.

WHERE: Ronald McDonald House Houston, 1907 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2016

11 AM – 4 PM PwC Interactive Kid Station (face painting, clown, magic show, arts & craft) and Spa 1907 (hair styling, makeup, table massages)
5:30 PM – 7 PM Candlelight Dinner & University of Houston Pre-Med Collegiate Orchestra Performs
6:30 PM – Magician’s Show and Ronald & Red Shoe Car
The average family stays at our Holcombe House for 16 nights while traveling to and from the hospital for appointments. Five Star Day is not just about the physical transformation of the space into a Five Star Resort– it is also a transformative experience because it allows families to spend time together that does not revolve around their child’s illness.

Child with Pink BalloonsABOUT
Ronald McDonald House Houston provides families with a home away from home: a safe, comfortable, affordable place to live while their child receives treatment for a life-threatening illness inside the Texas Medical Center. While meeting the families’ most vital need for a place to stay, RMH Houston also offers meals, activities, and opportunities to connect with other families facing similar crises. For more information please visit

The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
People are at the heart of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.’s mission and theories of change. The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. supports and scales the work of innovative organizations, social entrepreneurs and courageous leaders who are transforming education, empowering veterans and the children of our military service men and women, inspiring social entrepreneurship and responding rapidly in times of natural disasters and other tragic events. The Foundation also supports the people of PwC in times of unexpected financial hardship and celebrates them in times of remembrance and achievement.

Magnolia Hotel Houston is managed by Stout Street Hospitality, a privately held hotel management and development company, which operates upscale boutique hotels catering to the sophisticated traveler. The Denver-based company focuses on development, management, acquisition, re-branding, new construction, and conversion of existing independent hotel properties. The core product line consists of award-winning, independent boutique hotels under the Magnolia brand that offer a style unlike that of trendy or branded hotels. The company currently operates Magnolia hotels in Denver, Dallas (Park Cities and Downtown), Houston, St. Louis, Omaha, Neb. and a ski resort, The Winter Park Mountain Lodge in Winter Park, Colo. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Maggie Simpson, 301-657-2298,


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