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Ivanka Trump praises OYO Hotels’ ‘impactful act of benevolence’ as chain offers free stay for doctors and nurses
President Donald Trumps’ daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump praised the initiative of Indian start-up OYO Hotels to help U.S. healthcare professionals in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The hotel chain announced that that it will offer free stays to doctor, nurses and other medical first responders as the company’s way of supporting the government’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19.
Ivanka Trump retweeted OYO Hotels’ press release and praised the chain for its gesture. “OYO Hotels are offering free stays to our amazing medical professionals and first responders fighting this virus on the frontlines,” the senior White House advisor posted on Twitter.
She also described the hotel chain’s offer as the kind of impactful act of benevolence that the country needs to help it win the war against the virus. “These kinds of impactful acts of benevolence are what help keep this Nation and our world #TogetherApart,” Ivanka added.
In a press release, OYO Hotels announced that it will be opening its doors to medical personnel involved in the fight against the coronavirus starting March 24. “Medical first responders will receive free accommodations at any OYO Hotel in the United States so they can sleep, shower or just get off their feet and recharge,” the statement reads.
“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,” OYO Hotels founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal said. “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,” Agarwal said. “If we come together and help each other, show kindness and determination, there isn't a challenge we won't overcome.”
Medical professionals who want to avail of the hotel’s offer can just dial (+1) 628-213-7020 (code: OYO4FIRSTRESPONDERS) to get the reservations at the nearest OYO Hotel. However, they will need to present their valid and active First Responder identification. Once everything is ironed out, OYO Hotels will cover the accommodation’s cost.