The Sedona Lodging Council is celebrating a less commonly acknowledged group of heroes with close ties to the community: the local retail and grocery store checkers and baggers who have risked their own health to ensure that Sedona residents can obtain necessary supplies.
To offer these workers a much-needed respite from serving the public, upscale hotels belonging to the Sedona Lodging Council have agreed to donate complimentary room nights for up to 100-150 local retail and store workers between their reopening dates and August 15, 2020. In total, 150 room nights will be donated at an average value of $225 per night, equaling $33,750 in complimentary stays as a gift for these local heroes.
“While most of us were told to stay home and protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus, one group has kept working: retail workers at our local markets and hardware stores. Day in and day out, these employees have come to work, putting themselves and their loved ones in danger. The local hotels want to say thanks to the retail clerks that have supported us.”Steve Segner, President, Sedona Lodging Council
The Sedona Lodging Council’s program is voluntary for member hotels, with those participating agreeing to offer free one- or two-night stays for select retail store workers. The Council will provide 150 offer cards to the managers of local Sedona stores who agreed to participate in this program. Those stores include Sedona Ace Hardware, Village Ace Hardware, Bashas’ Supermarket Sedona, and Clark’s Market & Pharmacy. The store managers will retain discretion over which front-line employees receive cards. Upon awarding of the offer cards, the recipient employees will contact the hotels to determine a mutually agreeable date for booking their no-cost slice of Sedona luxury.
“Our Enchantment Resort team is proud to partner with the Sedona Lodging Council and come together with fellow member hotels to support our local front-line workers. The sacrifice these brave individuals make every day has not gone unnoticed. We are grateful for their service and this opportunity to give back to our Sedona community.”Stan Kantowski, Managing Director, Enchantment Resort