HOUSTON, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces that its managed hotels within its two luxury brands, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection, are offering lowest employee accommodation rates to the Essential Heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic--extending throughout 2020. These rates, previously exclusive to Benchmark employees, are now extended to the essential frontline healthcare and first responder heroes of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. Included are Benchmark hotels and resorts such as Gloria & Emilio Estefan's Cardozo South Beach in Miami; The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in VT; The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, WI; La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX; Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA; Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore, and Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on Curacao.
Announcing the new Essential Heroes program, Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark, stated, "Our company's passion is to 'Be The Difference,' and these heroic healthcare professionals and first responders have been doing just that and more for all of us." Mr. Cabañas continued, "Our Essential Heroes program is our way of thanking and celebrating these extraordinary professionals who are on the front line making an enormous difference in all of our lives during this unprecedented time."
Effective immediately, Benchmark hotels will offer their lowest employee rates to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline healthcare employees as well as firefighters, police, and members of the National Guard—all leading the fight against the global pandemic. Participating hotels that are currently closed in response to COVID-19 will accept reservations for future 2020 travel dates when they reopen for guests in coordination with guidance from the CDC, local and state officials.
For 40 years, Benchmark has been at the forefront of the hospitality industry. At the heart of the company's core values is a belief that travel can be a transformative experience empowering authentic moments of connection.
Benchmark's Essential Heroes program features rates from $65 per night at participating properties. Employee rates vary across Benchmark's diverse portfolio of hotels and resorts, stretching from Maine to California to Hawaii. All U.S. healthcare and first responder heroes are eligible for these lowest employee rates throughout 2020 by using Promo Code: THANKYOU. More information and booking, visit www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com/heroes.
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