RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing online hotel management and booking platform, announced the launch of ‘Red Heroes’, a new regional initiative that will provide free temporary accommodation for emergency services and frontline healthcare staff battling COVID-19.
The programme is being rolled out across Southeast Asia in a bid to provide much-needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic as the local authorities are faced with a growing number of cases.
The group will also supply and distribute health and wellbeing kits as part of this initiative. Each kit consists of washable face masks, alcohol-based hand sanitisers, energy drinks and droplet hats. Kits will be distributed equally across the rooms to ensure frontline healthcare staff are well equipped with all of the essentials during their stay at select RedDoorz properties.
“We are launching our Red Heroes initiative in the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore, to help alleviate the heavy pressures placed on national governments by providing clean, safe and comfortable accommodation for free, for those on the frontlines. We are positive that we will be able to overcome this challenge if we stand together,” said Amit Saberwal, CEO and founder of RedDoorz.
The initiative was first launched in the Philippines following calls from the Manila City government requesting hotel and motel operators in the area to help house medical practitioners residing in the capital amid the Luzon-wide lockdown.
In Jakarta, it has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to provide free rooms for frontline healthcare practitioners and emergency first responders treating COVID-19 cases in the local hospitals. In Singapore, where the firm is headquartered, it has been working closely with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to help house foreign workers entering and returning to Singapore who have been issued with the recently announced mandatory 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN).