San Diego - As Covid-19 spreads, communities have an urgent need for beds as field hospitals, for quarantine, and to house for patients as well as health professionals who are caring for them. The founders of hotel industry software provider Cloudbeds and their team created #hospitalityhelps to connect property owners and operators with health care providers, providing facilities during this time of need. Hospitality professionals willing to open their facilities can provide their information via #hospitalityhelps to assist government and healthcare agencies in need of open beds.
"With each passing hour, we face an ever more acute shortage of available beds for the sick, and for health professionals who are fighting coronavirus. At the same time, we are seeing many lodging providers reducing occupancy or sitting empty altogether," said Adam Harris, CEO at Cloudbeds. "The hotel industry has always been about people first and foremost. #hospitalityhelps is connecting our hotel customers and industry partners with government and healthcare agencies to help people who need it most - by making more beds available."
Harris said the response to the launch of #hospitalityhelps has been overwhelming - with hotels representing thousands of beds responding within minutes of yesterday's launch.
Richard Castle, President and COO at Cloudbeds, said, "This is a time when all of us must take action to do what we can to avoid reaching an unprecedented breaking point in our health care system. It doesn't make sense that patients in need of beds should be without them, when there are hundreds of beds available around the corner." He concluded, "We have a team of people working around the clock to help alleviate the strain by mobilizing the hospitality community. As communities continue to act urgently to prepare, we hope that leaders in hospitality and other industries will step forward to support them."
Hospitality owners or managers who would like to make their property available to help combat people impacted by Covid-19, can visit https://www.hospitalityhelps.org/.
Government and healthcare agencies on the front lines can contact [email protected] for an immediate response.
#hospitalityhelps was created to connect hotels with health care providers and municipalities in a time of crisis. For more information, visit https://www.cloudbeds.com/covid-19-hospitality-helps.
Cloudbeds is the leading platform powering hospitality, serving tens of thousands of lodging businesses in more than 150 countries worldwide. The award-winning Cloudbeds Platform is designed to deliver 360-value to hoteliers, seamlessly integrating built-in and marketplace solutions that increase revenue, streamline operations, and delight guests into a unified system. Founded in 2012, Cloudbeds has been named a top PMS, Hotel Management System and Channel Manager (2021-2024) by Hotel Tech Report, World's Best Hotel PMS Solutions Provider (2022) by World Travel Awards, and recognized in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in 2023.