Privately-owned Scottish hotel group, Crerar Hotels has launched Scottish Hospitality for Heroes, an initiative that will see almost 2,000 nights gifted to NHS and key workers and their families.
The group has proposed that for one weekend once the lockdown lifts, all hotels in the portfolio will be given exclusively to these frontline workers over a Friday and Saturday night, complete with dinner and breakfast.
Crerar Hotels CEO, Chris Wayne-Wills, comments: “We are determined to make this as big a thank you as we can. Already we have been really encouraged by the reaction of the loyal Crerar guests we have contacted to ask that their bookings get moved to free up the availability we need (date can only be confirmed after lock down lifted). Every single one has said yes and more – many turning their deposit into a donation to help the big thank you. Of course for those that do this we will make sure in every room given through that kindness there’s a wee something extra, and a letter of gratitude is left for the NHS/Carer hero on behalf of the Crerar guest that has gifted it.”
NHS workers can apply for a free weekend break by emailing from an NHS account to firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS workers can also be nominated by the public via Crerar Hotels Facebook pages.
The Crerar Trust have also gifted a £25,000 towards a “Help for Local Heroes” scheme.
The scheme is to support a Crerar Hotels gift voucher issue to local heroes; key workers such as shop workers, emergency response personnel, refuse collectors who have contributed during the crisis.
Within the last 18 months Crerar has committed over £10m of investment, £7m of which has already been completed, into fully transforming the Golf View, Loch Fyne, Oban Bay and Isle of Mull hotels.