SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Healthy doctors, nurses and other medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak receive a welcomed reprieve from the stressful hours treating patients, and can rest easy keeping their families safe by not sleeping at home, through complimentary hotel nights at five Phoenix-area properties owned by real estate development and investment firm Caliber.
“After a thorough review of our hotels and their related performance in 2020, Caliber has decided to not close our properties as we are currently supporting airline crews, essential service workers and others,” said Caliber CEO Chris Loeffler. “Considering that, we have excess capacity to house individuals affected by the current health situation, and providing complimentary nights is a way that our company can give back to those working hard for the rest of us.”
The company requests that “Operation Sleep Safe” participants observe all the safety protocols they would at home or at the hospital to protect staff and other guests, including frequent temperature checks, washing hands, observing social distancing and other measures.
PARTICIPATING HOTELS INCLUDE:
• Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport, 4300 E. Washington St., Phoenix
• Hampton Inn and Suites Scottsdale Riverwalk, 9550 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
• Holiday Inn Chandler, 1200 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler
• Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S. 47th St., Phoenix
• Holiday Inn Phoenix Airport North, 1515 N. 44th St., Phoenix
Caliber has offered a minimum of five free rooms per property per night from April 1 through May 31 to front-line employees of local hospital networks and healthcare providers, including Banner Health, Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Valleywise Health, among others. Caliber issued a booking code to the human resource departments at each company, which will be used by their respective front-line employees when placing a reservation for the complimentary stay.
Valid employee identification from one of the hospitals is required at check-in along with a current photo identification, such as a driver’s license. The maximum stay is 14 days, and rooms are based upon availability. A valid form of payment is required at check-in to cover any incidental expenses. Based upon food safety recommendations, food and beverage offerings may be limited through May 31.
If the COVID-19 crisis continues, Caliber plans to re-evaluate Operation Sleep Safe and may continue providing complimentary hotel stays beyond May, Caliber COO Jennifer Schrader says.
“We’re pleased to be able to provide this gift of 1,500 room nights during the next two months to the medical teams working to treat patients and defeat COVID-19,” Schrader says.
The total value of the donated rooms for Operation Sleep Safe is $225,000. “And Caliber is happy to expand the program if the need persists and we have available guest capacity. All of us need to come together and help as best we can.”