Marriott International creates smiley faces on hotel facades in APAC to spread positivity

Brands are using many ways to encourage the public amid the current COVID-19 epidemic. Though the hospitality sector is one of the most severely impacted industries, Marriott International has lit up the rooms and outdoor areas of its hotels to create smiley faces, hoping to take the public’s minds off the crisis.

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong


The Westin, Kuala Lumpur

The Westin, Kuala Lumpur

The “Light for Hope” initiative aims to spread positivity to communities. More than 270 hotels across Asia Pacific from Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, to Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Singapore, the Maldives, and Mumbai, have joined the initiative.  

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore

“We are all awaiting the time when we can travel again, but until then we are following the guidance from local authorities and are dedicated to continuing our support for the communities that our hotels are at,” said Craig S. Smith, group president of Asia Pacific at Marriott International.

During the epidemic, Marriott International’s employees have volunteered over 40,000 hours to serve their communities. Contributions include food donations, the making of protective personal gear for front line medical staff, and securing shelter for medics and journalists

The Westin, Mumbai
The Westin, Mumbai

“Through the various downturns faced over the many years, Marriott International has always stood tall by relying on the humanity of its associates. No matter where people may be, the light at Marriott International will always be on,” Smith said.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort


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