OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - The National Tornado Summit is pleased to announce the donation of its Marriott Rewards points to the American Red Cross. The points were accumulated by scheduling the 2012 and 2013 conventions at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel, one of the top business hotels in Oklahoma City.

"This donation just makes sense," said National Tornado Summit co-chairman John Wiscaver. "After a disaster, many families have nowhere to go. This gift helps them make that first step toward recovery by fulfilling one of their most immediate and basic needs, shelter."

The donation of 100,000 points will allow the American Red Cross to provide disaster victims up to 13 room nights at Marriott Corp. properties. The charity also has the option of converting the points to 15,000 airline miles.

"Donations like this are the foundation of how the Red Cross works," said Regional Chief Executive Officer Janienne Bella. "If not for these types of donations from Marriott and the National Tornado Summit, we could not respond to the many disasters we see around the state."

As a partner of the National Tornado Summit this downtown Oklahoma City hotel is proud to help these victims in their time of need. "The Oklahoma City Renaissance Hotel is proud to know that the Marriott Rewarding Events Points we are awarding to the National Tornado Summit for simply holding events at our hotel will be used by the American Red Cross to help disaster victims in a time of crisis," Renaissance Hotel general manager Joe LoMonaco said.

The 2014 National Tornado Summit will also be held at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel and Spa. It is scheduled for Feb. 9-11.

About the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel
This downtown Oklahoma City hotel is just steps -- or a courtesy limousine ride -- from the Bricktown Entertainment District. Guests are invited to enjoy this Oklahoma City hotel's spa, indoor pool and newly renovated fitness center, or sip on Starbucks coffee in Caffeina's Marketplace. They can also enjoy the city from any one of the hotel's 53 suites or 258 spacious rooms on 15 floors. Guests can also discover hidden gems only a local would know with Renaissance's In-The-Know recommendations, personally curated weekly by the hotel's Navigator.

Contact Information:

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel
T: 405.228.8000
F: 405.228.8079
Name: Tracy Swibold
Website Address: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/okcbr-renaissance-oklahoma-city-convention-center-hotel/