From: Jeff Flug

Date: 3/02/2015

Subject: "USHG 2015 Kick Off"

Dear Colleagues,

I want to share our excitement about today’s opening of Porchlight. It marks an important step forward for USHG as we continue to spread our culture of Enlightened Hospitality.

As a company, we have an ambitious set of goals this year to help us achieve our business objectives, and I wanted to share those goals with all of you so that you know what our priorities are for 2015 and beyond. This year we will:

  1. Build a strong talent pipeline, both to grow our people and grow our businesses in order to create opportunities for our people.
  2. Strengthen our connections to each other as one USHG family
  3. Strengthen our operations, finding systems and ways that we can better leverage our teams and make the most of their time and efforts
  4. Identify and invest in business opportunities that power the virtuous cycle of Enlightened Hospitality and spread our culture in order to open up career development paths for our employees

It's been gratifying to see the opening of Porchlight, which is one proud step towards all four of our goals. The opening of Untitled on May 1st at the new downtown Whitney Museum of American Art will be another.

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. I hope you feel this is an exciting time to be a part of USHG as we write our next chapter.