OYO’s free stay offer for US medical professionals garners Ivanka Trump’s praise; calls it an “act of benevolence”
The medical first responders can avail the free accommodation service from 24th March at any OYO Hotels in the United States
Indian hotel chain, OYO recently announced that it will be offering free stays to doctors, nurses and other medical first responders in the US who are helping in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19). The medical first responders can avail of the free accommodation service from 24th March at any OYO Hotels in the United States.
In an official statement, Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes, said, “All of us at OYO are grateful for the bravery and sacrifices all the medical personnel are making to save lives and stop the spread of Covid-19. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this terrible illness. To all the medical personnel fighting this disease on the front lines, we welcome you and we can't be grateful enough."
To do our bit and show support to the countless hardworking doctors, nurses and medical responders in the US in these tough times, we're providing free rooms for them to rest. Please reach out to us! #COVID19 #ReachOut #StaySafe #COVIDAdvisory #FlattenTheCurve https://t.co/bTv0BgWEis— OYO (@oyorooms) March 25, 2020
OYO’s this gesture towards the US medical staff has been garnering a lot of praise and even US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump too lauded this move. In a tweet, Ivanka Trump, stated, “OYO Hotels are offering free stays to our amazing medical professionals and first responders fighting this virus on the frontlines. These kinds of impactful acts of benevolence are what help keep this Nation and our world #TogetherApart.”
OYO Hotels are offering free stays to our amazing medical professionals and first responders fighting this virus on the frontlines.
These kinds of impactful acts of benevolence are what help keep this Nation and our world #TogetherApart.
https://t.co/Ka4liIyHyg— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 24, 2020
Apart from the US, OYO in India is reaching out to several States' health departments to understand how it can leverage its network of hotels for providing pay per use or self-quarantine facilities for travelers at a reasonable and affordable price. It is also setting up a central helpline number to ensure it can take requests from people as well as all state governments and relevant authorities as the case may be.
Here's how the medical staff is US can avail the offer:
The medical community should call (+1) 628-213-7020 (code: OYO4FIRSTRESPONDERS) to get their reservation for the nearest OYO.
With their valid active First Responder identification, OYO Hotels will cover all the costs.