Marriott International in Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) has launched its ‘Community Caregiver Programme’ for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme has been launched to provide support to the healthcare workers who are at the forefront of this pandemic, with a special rate to book hotel rooms. The chain has properties across the globe, with some located near hospitals and government buildings, and the initiative has been implemented to allow frontline healthcare professionals the option to have a place to stay that is in close proximity to their workplace as they aid in COVID-19 response efforts.
Beyond the Community Caregiver Programme, it has also established various programmes to aid in the urgent fight against the pandemic, including Marriott Bonvoy’s Giving Platform . Through the initiative, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to donate their points to relief organisations that are active in COVID-19 responses around the world. These include the American Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF and World Central Kitchen.
In Asia Pacific, hotels have been demonstrating the extraordinary collective power of people to help others. Associates from hotels across the region have volunteered over 40,000 hours to serve their communities.