14 Apr Feel Good Sequester Series – Travel Weavers & Leaders
April 14, 2020
Travel Weavers and Leaders giving back to their communities during the pandemic.
Whether an individual or corporation, whether a volunteer or a CEO, bravo to the weavers of the world who connect and contribute to those most in need during the pandemic. Following is just a small sampling of those that are making a difference:
- The Four Seasons NY has converted their hotel into a dorm for medical workers
- Claridge’s Hotel in London has shut down for the first time in 200 years, but opened its doors to doctors, nurses and medical workers for free including breakfast and dinner
- The Four Seasons Hotel at the Surfside Club in Miami, has put together over 120 food care packages that included pasta, cans of beans, tomato paste, corn, garbanzo beans, oats, milk, tuna, crackers, bag of fresh vegetables, a dozen eggs and butter for the hotel staff that was temporarily laid off. The Private Resident Owners donated to a fund for the employees who were furloughed and are also volunteering to help collect and distribute the food. A shout out to Cornelia Samara, the General Manager, who spearheaded this project
- Le Bristol Hotel in Paris is donating essentials and delicacies for the intensive care unit of the Paris hospital Bichat Claude Bernard
- Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills is organizing food drives in partnership with Frontline Foods to donate food to police, healthcare workers and First Responders
- Hertz is making free, month-long rentals available to health care workers through August 30
- Delta is giving away 200,000 pounds worth of unused food from their Sky Club lounges to organizations around the globe working to combat this virus
- Marriott partnered with American Express and JP Morgan to launch $10 million program called ‘Rooms for Responders’ providing hotel stays for healthcare professionals
- Jet Blue suspended 40% of its flights, but will use their empty planes to shuttle incoming medical volunteers to NY State for free
- Caesars, MGM, Wynn and other major Las Vegas resort brands have donated more than 400,000 pounds of food to local charities
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