A stay at the Four Seasons in NYC typically doesn’t come cheap. In these turbulent times, however, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals will soon be able to stay for free at the Midtown hotel. To prevent medical professionals from infecting their families, and from enduring long commutes to work, the hotel is offering free housing, according to an announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday.
The Four Seasons Hotel on 57th Street will provide FREE lodging to doctors, nurses & medical personnel currently working to respond to the #COVID19 pandemic.
Thank you @FourSeasons.
The first of many hotels we hope will make their rooms available.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 25, 2020
On Friday, March 20, the hotel will be closed to the public and won’t be taking reservations until at least April 15. That means there are plenty of rooms available. It’s also conveniently located near several hospitals, including Bellevue, NYC Langone, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Mount Sinai.
In a statement to WCBS, Ty Warner, the chairman of the hotel’s corporate owner, said, “Our health care workers are working tirelessly on the front lines of this crisis. Many of those working in New York City have to travel long distances to and from their homes after putting in 18-hour days. They need a place close to work where they can rest and regenerate. I heard Governor Cuomo’s call to action during one of his press conferences, and there was no other option for us but do whatever we could to help.”