IHG hotels offer hotel rooms at reduced rates for front line workers, medical staff and other Government relief efforts. IHG is offering support through its taskforce to the Government, local authorities, municipalities and health care institutions in their efforts to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. This can cover a variety of scenarios, including hosting key government workers, medical staff and other groups in need for emergency accommodation.
IHG has seen a rise in requests from government bodies and public institutions during this difficult time for communities across Europe. Through its dedicated taskforce IHG is responding to these requests, learning from relief effort support in China and the UK, where IHG hotels have been used to house key workers and patients or isolate rough sleepers and people in need.
Karin Sheppard, SVP, Managing Director Europe, at IHG commented: “The current situation is unprecedented, and people’s health and wellbeing must be the top priority. We want to contribute to the recovery effort and stand ready to support governments and local authorities where the situation requires.”
Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) has launched a support package designed to offer a helping hand to front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes a discounted rate at participating BWHR-branded hotels, a custom loyalty offering for essential workers and expanded donation offerings supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.
In addition to keeping its doors open to essential workers in their time of need, BWHR is offering a Best Western Rewards® (BWR®) Elite status upgrade to those on the front lines. Eligible essential workers can visit bestwestern.com/frontlineheroes for their status upgrade. Elite BWR members can enjoy bonus points for every stay, exclusive promotional offers, and discounted rates at BWHR-branded hotels worldwide.