Hilton has partnered with American Express to donate up to one million hotel rooms across the United States to frontline medical staff.
Running from next week until the end of May, the partnership will offer doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff “a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families”.
The rooms will be provided at or below cost by Hilton’s network of independent owners and franchisees, with American Express investing alongside Hilton in the donation of the rooms.
Rooms are being made available across Hilton brands including Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Doubletree, with hotel staff receiving “additional training on relevant health and safety measures to safeguard their own and their guests’ well-being”.
Hilton is initially working with the following ten associations, which collectively represent more than one million healthcare workers, with the partnership designed to support individuals “who would otherwise have to spend their own money on accommodations”.
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- American Hospital Association
- American Nurses Association
- Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association
- Emergency Nurses Association
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
- Society of Hospital Medicine
Commenting on the news William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said:
“Knowing that there is a safe, clean and comfortable hotel room waiting for you at the end of a long shift can make all the difference in the world right now. The kind of compassion and caring that Hilton and American Express are offering has never been more welcome.”
For a look at some of the hotels and apartments which have opened up vacant rooms to medical staff across the UK, see: