COVID-19

Caliber offering free hotel stays for medical personnel fighting COVID-19

Independent Newsmedia
Posted 4/1/20

Caliber, a real estate development and investment firm, is offering complimentary hotel nights at five of its Valley properties for healthy medical personnel fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19

Caliber offering free hotel stays for medical personnel fighting COVID-19

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Caliber, a real estate development and investment firm, is offering complimentary hotel nights at five of its Valley properties for healthy medical personnel fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

Those five hotels include Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport, 4300 E. Washington St.; Hampton Inn and Suites Scottsdale Riverwalk, 9550 E. Talking Stick Way; Holiday Inn Chandler, 1200 W. Ocotillo Road; Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S. 47th St.; and Holiday Inn Phoenix Airport North, 1515 N. 44th St.

“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,” Caliber CEO Chris Loeffler said in a prepared statement.

“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 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, according to a press release.

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.

Caliber issued a booking code to the human resource departments at each company, which their respective front-line employees will use 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 reevaluate Operation Sleep Safe and may continue the program 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,” Ms. Schrader said in a prepared statement.

The total value of the donated rooms for Operation Sleep Safe is $225,000, a release claims.

“Caliber is happy to expand the program if the need persists and we have available guest capacity,” Ms. Schrader said. “All of us need to come together and help as best we can.”

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