Despite the overwhelming effects caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in the hospitality industry, various hotel chains all over the world still chose to extend a helping hand during these trying times.
From offering cash donations to doing grocery runs, here are some of the ways the hospitality industry are making a difference during the lockdown.
Hotels offer housing for medical frontliners
Four Seasons Hotel officially reopened its doors last April 2, 2020 to give New York City’s medical personnel fighting the Coronavirus a welcome respite to come home to.
The Marriott Bonvoy started an initiative called Rooms for Responders, a $10 million commitment in hotel stays for healthcare professionals. Similarly, Hotels by Hilton will be donating up to $1 million worth of room nights for those on the medical frontlines starting on April 13.
Hotel staff goes on grocery runs
The Hari London announced that their staff can help with picking up groceries and mail for those who need their help. They notified people to just send a DM via Instagram or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org should they need the hotel’s assistance.
Donations—both in cash and kind
Wynn Resorts donates $25 million worth of supplies and goods to different hospitals and nursing homes in Las Vegas. Their budget was able to afford 240,000 N95-equivalent respirator masks, 600,000 surgical masks, 500,000 medical gloves, and thousands of medical gowns.
MGM Resorts International also pledges $1 Million for the Employee Emergency Fund to support employees who were impacted by the Coronavirus. It applies to all full-time and on-call employees, as well as those who are facing layoff, furlough, or separation.