RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing online hotel management and booking platform, is offering free temporary accommodations for frontline healthcare workers and emergency first responders treating COVID-19 cases.
With the help of the Department of Tourism and Manila City Hall, RedDoorz launched its new Red Heroes initiative, which is now rolling out across the region. The initiative is designed to help and provide frontline healthcare workers with a place to stay and rest during the COVID-19 pandemic as hospitals and local authorities continue to treat and manage a growing number of cases.
The program was first launched in the Philippines following calls from the Manila City Government for hotel and motel operators in the area to help house medical practitioners residing in the capital amid the Luzon-wide lockdown. It is also operating in Indonesia and Singapore.
The three hotels are located near UST Manila, Quiapo Church, and Quirino Station. These hotels were selected and offered by RedDoorz due to their close proximity to the following Manila-based hospitals: Gat Andres Tondo, Hospital ng Tondo, Justice Abad Santos, Hospital ng Sampaloc, Hospital ng Manila, and Sta. Ana Hospital. These strategically situated properties make it easier for frontline healthcare workers within the area to find a place to cut their commute times and find a safe, clean and comfortable place to rest amid the Luzon lockdown.
To ensure that the frontliners are well equipped with all of the essentials during their stay, health and wellbeing kits will also be distributed within select nearby hospitals in Manila. Each kit consists of Skin Can Tell’s washable face masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizers, Bacchus energy drinks, boxes of Salonpas, and droplet hats.
Housing incoming OFWs amid lockdown
RedDoorz was also tapped by the Department of Tourism for an initiative aimed to help house Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) returning to the Philippines from other countries around the world.
This initiative is an extension to RedDoorz’s Red Heroes program, whereby the company is extending its support to the latest government efforts in assisting OFWs temporary shelter while the enhanced community quarantine is still in place. RedDoorz will provide rooms for around 80-100 OFWs in select properties across Metro Manila to help them repatriate amid the lockdown.
In light of the outbreak, RedDoorz has especially taken additional measures to ensure the safety and well-being of its guests and employees in all the countries where it operates. The company has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all common areas including lobbies, elevators, function halls, and bathrooms. Hand sanitizers are also available in all common areas of the properties.