OYO Hotels & Homes will offer its hotels for free stays to doctors, nurses, and other medical first responders who are helping in the fight against the Coronavirus in the U.S.
Medical first responders will receive free accommodations at any OYO Hotel in the U. S. so they can sleep, shower, or just get off their feet and recharge, the hospitality company, which is present in 800 cities in 80 countries, said in a statement.
“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,” Ritesh Agarwal, founder and group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes, said. “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this terrible illness,” he added.
In India as well, OYO said it has reached out to ministries and state governments as well as local authorities to offer some of its properties for pay per use quarantine facilities at a reasonable and affordable price.
“We are also keen to support the lodging requirements of those PGs, travellers, and tourists, who are stranded, as well as hospital staff, air and sea crew, who are at the frontline of India’s fight against coronavirus through a combination of OYO hotels and OYO LIFE offerings,” it said.
OYO’s portfolio includes about 43,000 hotels with over 1 million rooms and 130,000 vacation homes around the world.