NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The Four Seasons Hotel in New York said Wednesday that they would house medical professionals for free during the coronavirus crisis.
The luxury hotel in midtown has 368 rooms, and they normally cost more than $1,000 per night.
"Our health care workers are working tirelessly on the front lines of this crisis," said Ty Warner, the chairman of the hotel's corporate owner, said in a statement.
"Many of those working in New York City have to travel long distances to and from their homes after putting in 18-hour days." Warner said. "They need a place close to work where they can rest and regenerate. I heard Governor Cuomo’s call to action during one of his press conferences, and there was no other option for us but do whatever we could to help."
In response, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the hotel. "Thank you @FourSeasons," he wrote. "The first of many hotels we hope will make their rooms available."
Cuomo has suggested that, in order to provide enough hospital beds to handle the coronavirus crisis, he may take over hotels for use in medical care.