Hilton Hotels and American Express have joined forces in order to provide rooms for one million medical workers as they combat the disease caused by the novel coronavirus on the frontlines.
“Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May,” Hilton said in a press release on April 6.
The company announced that it is working with 10 associations that represent over one million healthcare employees to provide access to the program for individuals who would otherwise have to personally cover their accommodations.
“During this crisis, we have seen so many examples of medical professionals working in the most challenging circumstances, sacrificing their own needs for the greater good. They truly are heroes,” Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton President and CEO, was quoted as saying about the project in the release. “We are honored to extend our Hilton hospitality to them during this difficult time.”
The company’s brands such as Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton and others will be made available for healthcare staff.
“Our medical workers who are courageously and selflessly serving on the frontlines in the coronavirus crisis represent the best of who we are,” said American Express Chairman and CEO, Stephen J. Squeri. “We’re honored to support this initiative with our longtime partner, Hilton, to provide the heroes in our communities a place to rest, recharge and help keep their loved ones safe during this time.”