The hotel industry in New York is stepping up to assist those battling the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, by donating their rooms to house medical personnel, as well as for patients dealing with other ailments, announced Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
The Four Seasons Hotel on 57th Street and the Room Mate Grace Hotel are providing their facilities to serve as free housing for nurses, doctors and medical personnel currently responding to the outbreak. The Wythe Hotel is offering free hotel rooms through April for nurses, doctors and medical personnel responding to the crisis.
“New York is fighting a war against this virus and we need all the help we can get,” Cuomo said. “The generosity of these companies, organizations and individuals — and many others coming forward every day to offer support — will play a critical role in our mission to bolster our hospital surge capacity, support frontline workers and get people the help they need. On behalf of the family of New York, I am deeply grateful for their generosity. We will get through this difficult time together, with the kindness, strength and tenacity that New York is known for.”
The St. Regis Hotel and the Palace Hotel are providing their facilities for non-critical care patients or medical personnel. Yotel is providing its facility for non-critical care patients for a month.