Hotels around the world temporarily closed their doors, while others host healthcare workers in support of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, hotels light up their windows at night with messages of love and hope for local communities.
Dozens of Marriott properties are participating worldwide, staying #MarriottStrong. The growing list of properties includes Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Niagara Falls Marriott, Sheraton Boston, Sheraton Buenos Aires, Sheraton Santiago, W Mexico City, Sheraton Waikiki, JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, Westin Seattle and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
“It is important for our ladies and gentlemen to remain hopeful in these challenging times for each other as well as our community. It is about more than the immediate financial impact but also about the loss of fulfillment that comes from providing genuine care for our guests, many who have become like family,” said Jaime Moench, market director of sales and marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples. “Just as we are all eager to return to a time when family and friends can come together in our homes, the same is true of the reunion we look forward to with our guests. This symbol, shining brightly in our community, represents the hope and spirit of our ladies and gentlemen that are waiting with anticipation for the return of the great privilege we have in taking care of our family of guests once again.”
Marriott Bonvoy launched a Rooms for Responders campaign in collaboration with its credit card partners American Express and JPMorgan Chase, providing up to $10 million worth of U.S. hotel stays for frontline health care workers at no cost. The brand is working with the Emergency Nurses Association and American College of Emergency Physicians to identify those workers most in need of overnight stays. This program will provide about 100,000 room nights to individuals in hard-hit cities including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, New Orleans, Newark, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.
Marriott Bonvoy is offering members an opportunity to give back by donating Marriott Bonvoy points to relief organizations including the American Red Cross, UNICEF and World Central Kitchen.
Many Marriott properties worldwide have given back to local communities by donating food, cleaning products, masks, gloves and other sanitizers to local frontline workers.
One of Barcelona’s newest luxury hotels is located at the corner of modernity and tradition. As the name indicates, The Corner Hotel is situated on a flat corner in Barcelona’s L’Eixample neighborhood, a vast area of the city full of Modernist buildings and grid-like avenues.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States initiated a reorganization and restricting of debt under Chapter 11 protection in the United States, in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The reorganization provides LATAM the ability to reduce debt, access new sources of financing and continue operations.
Parma, Italy, was set to take center stage in 2020 as the Italian Capital of Culture, but COVID-19 interrupted those plans. Last week, the Italian government announced that, as a result of the global pandemic, Parma’s designation will continue through 2021.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
A first of its kind in the region, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launched a safe and clean certification program. The program seeks to uplift and standardize cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organizations in the tourism sector, including hotels, malls and other attractions. DCT Abu Dhabi will offer certifications that ensure compliance of standardized hygiene levels, and the program will roll out in phases, with the first dedicated to hotels.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a collaboration with John Hopkins Medicine International on its Lead With Care global health and safety program. John Hopkins Medicine experts will review and validate the Lead With Care program, which will then be implemented at Four Seasons properties around the world.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.