Above is the view from room 1603 at the marvellous Park Hyatt Chicago. In recognition of the extraordinary care they provide to their community, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which is headquartered in the Windy City, and American Airlines have announced they will award thousands of healthcare professionals from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst three-night complimentary vacations to help them recharge and reconnect with their loved ones, once they are able to take time for themselves.
American Airlines and Hyatt are showing appreciation to one of the hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19 in the USA. From doctors, physician assistants and nurses to facilities and food service teams, the staff—more than 4,000—at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst will be treated to roundtrip flights on American Airlines to Hyatt hotels in select destinations across the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean.
“We are extremely grateful to Hyatt and American Airlines for this generous gift to our healthcare workers, who have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Israel Rocha, Vice President of NYC Health + Hospitals and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “Our doctors, nurses, and other staff on the front lines of this unprecedented healthcare crisis really appreciate the outpouring of support from two of America’s major companies, and we look forward to taking advantage of these well-earned vacations in the near future.”
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst serves an area of nearly one million people in one of the most socio-economically diverse communities in the USA. The hospital is among some of the hardest-hit in a city severely affected by COVID-19. In response to the crisis, the hospital quickly scaled to increase Intensive Care Units ICU capacity by 500%.
“At Hyatt, everything we do is fueled by our purpose of care and when opportunities like this present themselves we are inspired to act,” said Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt. “We’ve heard from so many of our colleagues and members who simply want to do some good and find a way to share their gratitude for some of the heroes of this pandemic in one of the hardest-hit areas of New York. We are humbled by the healthcare workers’ dedication to saving lives. Now it’s our turn to take care of them like members of our own family, and we look forward to making their stays special when they are able to take a hard-earned break.”
“Every worker at Elmhurst has seen and experienced challenges many of us cannot imagine. They’ve given so much of themselves and chose to serve their community with care, compassion and equity for every patient,” said Robert Isom, President of American Airlines. “When they are able to take a break, we hope the time away will help them and their loved ones recharge and that they feel our deepest appreciation for their sacrifice and heroism.”
These honored guests will be treated later this year to priority airfare from American Airlines and hotel accommodations from Hyatt, taxes included. Once at their destination, these special guests will be able to unwind with wellbeing experiences, world-class food and beverage menus, outdoor activities and more like all guests at Hyatt hotels.
Members of loyalty programs at both American and Hyatt have expressed an overwhelming desire to leverage their miles and points to support healthcare workers. World of Hyatt members can learn more and contribute points to help support Hyatt’s commitment to healthcare workers at Hyatt.com/thankyou. American Airlines AAdvantage® members can learn more and donate miles at aa.com.
Hyatt also now includes global healthcare workers in its Hyatt Friends & Family Rate to support them in taking much-needed rest with their loved ones. Qualified healthcare workers can access the special rate at Hyatt.com or via our Global Contact Centers by including the Special Offer Code THANKYOU and validating their professional status. They will be able to enjoy this special offer for stays through June 30, 2021