With the prolonged Luzon-wide lockdown, Hotel Sogo realizes, even more, the importance of their core value –Pagmamalasakit. Even though a lot of businesses haveclosed down, Hotel Sogo continued its support to the frontliners and LGUs who risk fighting against COVID-19.
As of now Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines has provided over 850 hotel room accommodations with a value of PhP 60 million for the frontline medical workers from 11 hospitals in different key cities in the country. Ten Hotel Sogo branches are dedicated todoctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare providers who need a place to rest and sleep until the end of the quarantine phase, for free.
Meanwhile, in cooperation with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM),Hotel Sogo Alabang branch, just minutes away from RITM, is fully occupied by our fellow frontliners for easier access to safe accommodation and to get the right amount of rest from everyday’s fight against COVID-19.
It all started with the company’s coordination to Manila City Mayor Isko Morenoin providing temporary shelter for our healthcare workers particularly living outside the city since mass transportation is suspended.
“On behalf of everyone here in RITM, we would like to say thank you for the accommodations in Sogo. It’s meant a lot for us. We really appreciate this and it’s been so helpful. This is the time that the doctors can come and sleep, because in other accommodations we have only with bunk beds and mats; it’s been such a treat to be able to sleep in a private bed. And also, sleep is absolutely important for your immune system. So, we would like to say thank you because you are saving lives –saving our lives,” Dr. J.P. Prado of RITM shared in a Facebook post.
The hotel management has also been in touch with the local government of Muntinlupa, especially with Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, in providing the necessary measures in taking care of the city’s frontliners.
“We don’t want our healthcare workers to just sleep in the hospital corridors after long shifts, as they can’t go home and no public transportation. We want to support their dedication in taking care of the COVID-19 patients, and for that, we want them to have safe, cleanand a nice place to stay, and this is our small way to help them, they are truly our heroes,” Ms. Sue Geminiano, Marketing Manager of Hotel Sogo said.
Hotel Sogo is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as the management makes sure and strictly implements firm measures and enhanced cleaning protocols to prevent the transmission of the said virus. All employees and guests should pass the disinfection tent and all are subject to body temperature checks before entering the hotel. Also, hand sanitizers have been placed in common areas and information dissemination has been rolled out as well. Social distancing steps are also being taken seriously to prevent the spread of the virus.
Truly, Hotel Sogo lives up to its so clean…so good state maintaining the cleanliness and providing suitable accommodation to all frontliners making it their home away from home. To find out more about Hotel Sogo, visit its website at www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow us on Facebook page HotelSogo Officia Page, Twitter and Instagram @hotelsogo, and Youtube account @OfficialHotelSogo.