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Vancouver, B.C. – April 17, 2020 – On April 6, 2020 Coast Hotels launched its Coast Cares program, in an effort to provide accredited healthcare workers and first responders with a place to get a well-deserved rest.

“When we saw media stories about nurses and healthcare workers sleeping in their cars, we wanted to be part of the solution”, stated Kelli Steer, VP Hotel Operations. “While the hotel industry is also hurting during this crisis, we have empty rooms and we’re in a position to help.”

Coast Hotels has locations across western Canada that are in close proximity to hospitals and care centres, yet far enough away from the sounds that might get in the way of recharge. If it is more convenient for a healthcare or frontline worker to stay in a hotel than to travel home, this special $59 rate, which includes parking at most locations, makes it much more affordable. Day rates and flexible check-in/check-out times are available. Wi-fi is always complimentary at Coast Hotels.

While Coast Hotels has always had high standards for cleanliness, additional cleaning and hygiene protocols are in place at all Coast Hotels. These include increased frequency of cleaning key public spaces, wiping down frequently touched items such as elevator buttons and door handles, as well as completing comprehensive room cleaning and leaving additional time between guest room turnover.

In response to COVID-19, Coast Hotels has closed its swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, fitness centres,  and business centres. Many properties have also closed their food and beverage facilities at this time.