NATIONAL REPORT—At times of crisis, the hotel industry makes every effort to take care of its own, as well as others in the areas that they serve. Here are some organizations that are helping any way they can during the coronavirus pandemic:
Wynn Resorts Donates Medical Supplies
Wynn Resorts is donating more than $2.5 million worth of goods to local medical facilities and nonprofits in Las Vegas. The company was able to procure and will donate 240,000 N95 equivalent, CDC-approved respirator masks, 600,000 surgical masks, 500,000 pairs of medical gloves and thousands of medical gowns to hospitals throughout the city.
Wynn has also given thousands of protective gloves and surgical masks to local nursing homes and law enforcement facilities that are battling supply shortages related to the pandemic. Wynn will continue to work with community leaders and the newly appointed task force to assist local communities during these challenging times.
Additionally, Wynn donated 175 pallets of food valued at $750,000 to 15 food banks in Las Vegas and three in Boston. The Wynn Employee Foundation, a charitable giving foundation funded and managed by employees of Wynn, also donated $100,000 in funds to the Three Square food bank in Las Vegas, and $25,000 in funds to the Bread of Life food bank in Boston.
“Our support will only continue to rise as we identify new ways to fill financial and supply chain gaps in our home communities,” said Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox. “We are working together with the medical community and charitable partners to ensure we are providing meaningful help where it matters the most.”
IHG Launches Colleague Job Center Website
The global COVID-19 outbreak has led to a number of IHG’s hotels closing temporarily or significantly reducing operations, impacting the employment of hotel colleagues. To support them, the IHG Hotel Colleague Job Center website will provide resources, advice and guidance during this difficult time.
The website includes job opportunities with leading companies across the U.S. that are looking to hire highly skilled hospitality professionals who have worked in IHG-branded hotels. Companies include Amazon, Walmart, CVS, Albertsons, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Lowe’s and The Home Depot. CVS, Albertsons and The Home Depot may also offer expedited applications for IHG hotel colleagues.
Red Roof Offers Remote Workers Day Rate
Red Roof is giving those who are working at home across the country an alternative option through its Work Under Our Roof program that provides safe, convenient and comfortable workspaces in its hotels. Rooms are available at select properties Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. with same day check-in and checkout with reduced rates starting from $29.
“An unprecedented number of workers are now required to work remotely and options are very limited during this time. With locations in major cities nationwide, we are opening our doors to help Americans find a solution that works best for them and allows them to continue their professional obligations close to home,” noted Marina MacDonald, CMO, Red Roof. “The Work Under Our Roof Day Rate provides a private and dedicated space to help those who may not have at-home offices or spaces conducive to working from home.”
Amenities include free WiFi and a communication package that includes free local and long-distance calls, fax, flat-screen TVs and a workstation, as well as complimentary in-room coffee in most rooms. Guests can also check-in one pet—a dog or cat—with them.