Four Seasons Hotel New York will now not only be known as the “best luxury hotel in New York”, but for its complimentary service to health care workers fighting at the front lines of COVID-19.
As soon as the hotel’s owner, Ty Warner, heard Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call to action he knew he had to do something to help relieve some of the stress many healthcare workers are feeling. Warner’s personal call to action? Unlocking the doors to luxury rooms located in the Four Seasons New York Hotel.
“Many of those working in New York City have to travel long distances to and from their homes after putting in 18-hour days,” Warner said to the press, “They need a place close to work where they can rest and regenerate. “
The hotel, located on “Billionaires’ Row” between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, closed its doors to the public at the end of March, with health care workers being the only V.I.P members allowed to book one of the 350 rooms residing in the luxury building. The hotel is currently not taking any individual reservations at this time, making sure it takes care of the medical workers who are taking care of us.
The hotel has released the following statement on their website:
Four Seasons Hotel New York has received an overwhelming response regarding the housing of nurses, doctors and medical personnel who are tirelessly working to help New Yorkers as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Given the finite number of accommodations and the immense demand and scale of the health crisis, we have partnered with select hospitals and medical associations, who will manage the reservations process directly with their staff and members. Four Seasons Hotel New York is unfortunately not able to take any reservations directly from individuals and we do apologize in advance. For questions related to a future reservation, please call our global toll-free numbers.
Governor Cuomo, like many others, applauded the hotel for its services to the many medical workers fighting each day to save lives.