Hilton and American Express made 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 is initially working with 10 associations who collectively represent more than one million healthcare workers to provide access to the programme, designed to support individuals who would otherwise have to spend their own money on 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,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, CEO, Hilton. “We are honoured to extend our Hilton hospitality to them during this difficult time.”
American Express, Hilton’s long-standing strategic partner, has invested alongside Hilton in the donation of the hotel rooms, which was provided at or below cost by Hilton’s network of independent owners and franchisees.